Milan is the capital city of the Lombardy region and the most populous city of Italy. The city population is 1.3 million while the urban area population is 5.5 million. The Greater Milan known as Milan metropolitan area is a polycentric area of 7-10 million people. Milan is part of the Blue Banana. In terms of GDP, the city has the 3rd largest economy among European Union cities after London and Paris, and the largest among European non Capital cities. Italy has something for everyone. Milan is a city to be introduced to the world to a country where thousands of years of history have shaped a way of life that is renowned worldwide for its attractions, its food and its lifestyle. If a tourist is interested to know and explore Italy, Milan is the best possible place to start.
There was a change of culture and art in the Renaissance with big a contribution during the neoclassicism period. . The city of Milan offers a great visual treat of monuments, museums and buildings. The most important is the Cathedral church which is the third largest church in the world. Italy is widely known for its cuisine. Cheeses that go under the radar include tasty and sometimes spicy varieties like stracchino, gorgonzola and taleggio. The most important things to try in Milan include milk, cream, butter, cheese. It may seem strange, but it is true. A great majority of the classic dishes consist of milk and cream, butter, mascarpone, cheese and ricotta, the names Crema and Cremona truly remind you the flavor of the cheese.We can find Some interesting markets in Milan where you can buy everything for bargains. These markets are all time crowded but they are worth seeing and for shopping. A time spent for markets is the best way to meet people and know another side of the Italian life.