MILAN


 

The modern cosmopolitan city of Milan, with its centuries of history and art, is a world-class economic and cultural powerhouse, a capital of business, fashion and design. Milan is also a university town, with high-level teaching, advanced research in technology, science and humanities.
Italy's financial capital is a blend of history and modernity, towering structures and picturesque parks, exclusive performances and free concerts and events.

Milan is perfect blend of the “Old and New.” During the renaissance period, famous artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Filarete and Bramante introduced the renaissance style to this area.
One of the most famous historical attraction is the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie (“Holy Mary of Grace”) which is decorated with Leonardo da Vinci paintings, including the “Last Supper”.
Milan’s Duomo is decidedly the most impressive structure in Milan. It is the fifth largest cathedral in the world; it took more than five centuries to build and it is still being worked on.

Little architectural jewels are to be discovered in every corner. Milan also increasingly attracts Italian and foreign visitors to a series of not-to-be-missed events: fashion shows, trade fairs, major sports- and cultural events (above all Milan Fashion Week and the Milan Furniture Fair).

Urban Transport

Milan is located in the centre of Europe and is one of the easiest cities to reach: every day 800 direct flights connect Milan to over 200 destinations around the world.
Malpensa airport is the most important intercontinental hub in southern Europe, and is well connected to the city centre thanks to the high speed Malpensa Express train. Two other international airports serve the city: Linate, just 7km from the Duomo, and Orio al Serio, where the low-cost companies land.
The rail network serves two main stations which are: the Central station and the Garibaldi Station for national and international connections.
Milan is equipped with an integrated surface transport network made up of around 120 lines including trams, trolleybuses and buses.
As regards the Underground, it is served by 4 lines which cross the city from one end to the other. Each line is identified by a color: MM1 (red), MM2 (green), MM3 (yellow), MM5 (purple). MM4 is currently under construction.