Milan, a vibrant city
Milan is the powerhouse of Italy: it produces 10% of the country’s GNP; 25%
of domestic research, it is home to 10 universities and every year it attracts over 4 million tourists.
The Romans called it "Mediolanum" due to its position at the centre of the main communication routes of the time.
Today, it is still one of Europe’s most accessible and welcoming cities: 200 destinations
linked by 364,000 flights a year, 380 hotels with over 21,000 guest rooms. An immense system that
comprises not only manufacturing, but also services, culture, entertainment, art, cinema, television, NGOs,
fashion, sport and research. Milan has ancient origins; it was the capital of the Western Roman Empire
and boasts a unique, world-famous artistic heritage, of which the best known is Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper.
Today the international centre of fashion and design, and a shopper’s paradise, Milan is a vibrant, trendy city,
brimming with things to do and with a constantly changing scenario of clubs, bars and restaurants. All this against
a truly enviable backdrop, Lombardy: dotted with charming cities of art, it is the region with the greatest expanse
of natural parks and magnificent lakes – such as Lake Como – surrounded by mountains that attract numerous hikers and skiers.
Without forgetting the rich flavours of Lombardy’s internationally renowned foods and wines. All this just over two hours from Venice,
Florence and Genoa.