Milan - World City of Fashion

by : B Symn

Also called economic engine of the country, Milan is home to Italy's stock market and business centers. Being a vibrant, vivacious and lively city, Milan attracts large number of tourist from around the globe ever year.

Milan is a fast-paced city with a thriving cultural scene and is a great city for shopping. It also holds its share of artistic and historical sites, including the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. The art galleries of Milan also reflect the history of the city. Everything from modern art to contemporary architecture is the pride of the city.

Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic Last Supper, painted with an experimental mix of tempera and oil, is located at the Convento di Santa Maria delle Grazie. Pinacoteca di Brera, originally started by Napolean, is Milan's most prestigious art gallery. Moreover, the Duomo, dating back to 1300, is the most outstanding example of Gothic-Lombard architecture and the world’s fourth largest church. The most famous National Museum of Science and technology, ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ is among world’s best scientific and technical museums.

Milan, also known as the fashion capital of the world, hosts some of the best fashion designers in the world. Most of the main shopping outlets are located near the downtown. The throbbing heart of Milan is Piazza Del Duomo. The whole city seems to revolve around the square with people everywhere, either on their way to the office, out for shopping, off to the theatre, or else slowly strolling around under the gorgeous arcade of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

Milan is a paradise for fashion freaks and shoppers. You could easily get top quality clothing, footwear, and accessories. All eminent brands and labels on earth constituting of Chanel, Armani, Prada, D & G, Valentino, Cartier and many more have their magnificent outlets at this place. So, if you are a style savvy, Milan is the haven for you; but make sure you book your room in Milan hotels in advance.