About Milan and Italy
Milan is the capital of the homonymous metropolitan city which includes 134 metropolitan municipalities, having more than 3 million inhabitants. Milan is also the capital of the Lombardy region and the center of one of the most populous metropolitan areas of Europe. Six hundred thousand workers enter in Milan every day and two hundred thousand students have chosen to attend the Milan’s universities. It is known as a leading city in the world economy and a center of international trade and finance. You are doubtless familiar with our unbeatable shopping, the famous La Scala Opera House and the unique Last Supper from Leonardo da Vinci.
Milan has a compact historic center easily explored on foot through cobbled streets lined with boutiques, historic churches, some of the world’s finest museum and gardens. And just around the corner are exclusive golf clubs and Lake Como, Maggiore and Garda.
Creativity is the engine which powers Milan: the world capital of Fashion and Design. It shows a constant evolving skyline: an architectural Renaissance is underway involving the likes of Boeri, Foster, Isozaki, Piano, Fuksas and Libeskind.
Milan is a city of excellence in the field of Medicine, Biotechnology, Finance and Media. It is going to host the so called “Human Technopole”, and international research center on Genomics which will arise on the Universal Expo site held in 2015.
Milan is one of the best-connected international cities in the world and Delegates can now fly into Milan’s airports via no-frill airlines from everywhere. It is a destination oriented toward a sustainable world as it is taking several initiatives for an environmentally friendly city.
Staying Milan is safe. Recent statistics show that Milan is one of the safest European cities.