It is also renowned as a major world fashion city with the so-called “Fashion Rectangle” that is lined with D&G, Versace and Armani boutiques as well as the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele (Italy’s oldest and most elegant shopping mall).
Milan is one of the most-visited cities in the world that attracts millions of tourists annually. The top tourist and historical places are not as many as they are in Florence, for instance, and Milan’s cultural gems are hardly few and far between.
The city is home to Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper and Caravaggio’s ‘Basket of Fruit’. Two of the greatest points of interest of the city are the Milan Cathedral (the third largest church in Europe) and the famed La Scala opera house with its rich musical collection.
Last but not least is the Castello Sforzesco that is a stronghold and residence of the Sforza family (the despotic rulers of Milan in the 15th century).
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