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Culture Corner

Tiny Travel Stories: Italy

What's Milan Like?

Milan is the commercial, economic, fashion and industrial hub of Italy. It's location in northern Italy makes it an important hub for international travel so be prepared to experience modern Italy in this truly international city, but don't be fooled by this fast-paced city. Milan is home to famous cultural sites such as Leonardo's Last supper, the 5th largest gothic cathedral in the world - the Duomo, and the world's oldest shopping mall - the Galleria.

Milan's metro and tram systems are easy to navigate and will get you around the city quickly as you explore all that the city has to offer.

Region and Population

Italy is divided into 20 regions, each with its own capital city. Milan is the capital city of the region of Lombardy and the second largest city in Italy. It is also the financial capital of Italy. The city is located in the north-western part of the Po Valley with the Alps a short distance north of the city.

Milan's population is approximately 1,295,880.


Milan is located in Northern Italy where summers are hot and winters are cold and rainy. Because of it's location in the Po Valley, inhabitants enjoy the traditional four seasons.
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