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The city is considered the Italian's capital of business, fashion, music and design and it certainly has a lot to show for it.

The city is considered the Italian's capital of business, fashion, music and design and it certainly has a lot to show for it.

Population: 1.316.000 

Located south of the Italian Alps, Milan is home to one and a half million people, and is relatively close to several other  popular towns,  such as Venice and Florence, as well as  great skiing resorts, which makes Milan a great place to live, or to use as a touch-base to visit some of the most beautiful areas of Northern Italy.

Home of Italy's stock exchange, an industrial powerhouse and the internationally accepted arbiter of taste in fashion and design, Milan is a seething metropolis. 

Art collections old and new, unparalleled shopping, one of Europe's biggest trade-fair complexes, sparkling nightlife, the prestige of opera at La Scala, the mark of Leonardo da Vinci's genius, a religious addiction to calcio (football), and endless opportunities to eat the best of Lombard and Italian food make Milan much more than the puritanically work-obsessed city.

Weather in Milan consists of four seasons and is typical of European countries. Summer (June to September) an average daily temperature of 21°C, while autumn (September to November) is wet and cool with temperatures between 11°C to 18°C.

Winter season (December to February) is normally around 5°C but it can drop below freezing too, January is the coldest month of the year. Finally, spring time (March to May) is wet and has average temperatures of about 13°C.

Milan, the second-largest city in Italy, has a humid subtropical climate that features hot, humid summer and cold, wet winter.

Public transportation in Milan is excellent, and is therefore the preferred method of getting around Milan. The public transportation system includes: four underground/subway lines (#1 - red, #2 - green, #3 - yellow, #5 - purple ); - One suburban rail link (AKA, drawn in blue on subway maps), and about 70 surface lines operated with trams, trolleys, and buses. The entire network is operated by Azienda Trasporti Milanesi, more commonly known as ATM. 

You can buy tickets at the metro stations, in giornali (kiosk) or tabacchi (stores marked with ?T?), but not on the bus or tram.

One-way Ticket   1.50 ?

Carnet 10 tickets    13,80?

Monthly Pass    35.00 ?


Cathedral Duomo: The Duomo cathedral is located in the heart in Piazza del Duomo. The most important example of Gothic architecture in Italy. A total of 3,400 statues perched on the tops of the cathedral.The 4 m large golden statue at 108.50 m is the symbol of Milan.

Buildings around the Cathedral Square: The shortest connecting between the Duomo and Piazza della Scala is the covered passage Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. It is called the ?Salon of Milan? with luxury shops, traditional bars and restaurants. 

Piazza Mercanti: Piazza dei Mercanti was the marketplace where artisans, cobblers, seamstresses, weavers, tailors and bakers offered their goods for little money. Along with them also advocates proposed their services on street in Via Mercanti.

Modern Architecture in Milan: Milan is in fantastic change. Modern districts with avant-garde architecture conquer the metropolis of the designers. Modern sculptures adorn the courts of the fashion city of Milan such as the sculpture needle and thread in Piazzale Cadorna.

The last supper of leonardo da vinci: The wall painting by Leonardo da Vinci is the most famous version of the Last Supper and one of the most important masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance. The Last Supper was taken by Jesus and his apostles in Jerusalem, at the place where Jesus announced.

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