Milan is the biggest city of the North and the second largest city in Italy. It is also the capital city of Lombardy and a huge industrial hub. It does not mean, though, that tourists have nothing to look for here - quite to the contrary, industrial plants are located on the outskirts, while the city centre is a wonderful neighbourhood, full of splendour and affluence, historic sites, and cultural centres. Milan has a population of nearly 1.5 million.
It is a city of parks and greenery, mostly associated with soccer. Milan is said to be the Italian, and even world capital of fashion - and not just because of the fact that the most famous fashion houses are based there, but also because of the emphasis its citizens put on looking good.
Moreover, the capital of Lombardy is one of the most affluent and expensive cities in Europe and in Italy. The heart and centre of the city is Duomo Square and St. Mary's Birth Cathedral, which had been under construction for nearly 600 years.
If you would like to take a bird's eye view of the city, visit Sempione Park on Torre Branca.