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Milan is one of Italy's most fashionable cities and one of the richest cities in Europe but it also holds several historic and artistic attractions, including the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, the Last Supper painting, and the famous La Scala Opera House. Travelers to Milan will find a fast-paced, glamorous city with a thriving cultural scene and a top city for shopping. Although the city was heavily bombed during World War II, much of it was rebuilt.

Economy of Milan

Milan is one of the world's major financial and business centres, and with a 2004 GDP of € 241.2 billion (US$ 312.3 billion).

Milan Education

Milan's higher education system comprises 39 university centres (44 faculties, 174,000 new students a year, equal to 10% of the entire Italian university population), and has the largest number of university ...

Milan Religion

Milan's population, like that of Italy as a whole, is mostly Catholic. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milan. Other religions practised include: Orthodox Churches, Buddhism, Judaism,] ...

Language and literature of Milan

In the late 18th century, and throughout the 19th, Milan was an important centre for intellectual discussion and literary creativity. The Enlightenment found here a fertile ...

Tourism in Milan

Milan is one of EU's most important tourist destinations, also being the 7th best city in Europe in terms of touristic reputation, attractions and branding; with 1.902 million arrivals in 2007 and 1.914 ...

Demographics of Milan

One of the post-war public apartment blocks in the outskirts of Milan. Due to a sustained growth of population and rapid arrival of migrants from all over Italy, several of these public housing estates were ...

Architecture in Milan

There are few remains of the ancient Roman colony that later became a capital of the Western Roman Empire.

Climate in Milan

Milan has a Humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa), - although with some continental characteristics - similar to much of Northern Italy's inland plains, where hot, humid and very ...

Overview of Milan

Milan is a city in Italy and the capital of the region of Lombardy and of the province of Milan.

Etymology of Milan

The English name Milan derives from the Italian form Milano which stems from the Latin Mediolanum, the ancient city founded by the Celtic tribe of the Insubres, that was in possession of the city until the ...
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