Milan is the second most populous city in Italy, and financially its most important city. It has the largest metropolitan area of Italy and has the third largest economy in Europe, after Paris and London.
Milan is well known for its shopping, football, opera, nightlife, and architecture. It is Italy’s most modern city, but still has lots of historic monuments. It has one of the world’s biggest Gothic cathedrals, one of its best established opera houses, a glamorous arcaded shopping gallery, some of Europe’s finest artistic works, a huge stadium, and a Unesco World Heritage Site Basilica which contains one of the world’s most famous paintings: The Last Supper.
Worth a visit are the Pinacoteca di Brera, the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, the Poldi Pezzoli Museum, the Museo del Novecento, the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, the Galleria d'Arte Moderna, the Gallerie d'Italia piazza Scala, the Societa' per le Belle Arti ed Esposizione Permanente, the Sforzesco Castle, the Basilica of Saint Ambrose, the Civico Museo Archeologico, the Contemporary Arts Pavillion (PAC), the Museo del Duomo, the Museo d'Arte Paolo Pini, the Hangar Bicocca, the Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology, the Natural Science Museum, the Palazzo Reale, the Triennale di Milano, the Museo Teatrale alla Scala, the Duomo, Saint Mary of the Graces, the Saint Ambrose Basilica, the Saint Maurice Monastery, the Saint Lawrence Basilica, the Sant'Eustorgio and the Portinari Chapel, the San Nazaro Basilica, the San Simpliciano basilica, the Castello Sforzesco, the La Scala Theatre, the Cimitero Monumentale, the Ca' Granda Old Hospital, the La Rotonda della Besana, the many Palazzos, the Villa Simonetta, the Bicocca degli Arcimboldi, the Arco della Pace, the Porta Ticinese, the Arena Civica, and so much more.