Milan is a dynamic, proactive and progressive city, with a strong competitive edge. Fashion, design, finance, and publishing are the driving forces behind the Milanese economy, along with chemicals, mechanical engineering, and advanced research.

Among the places to visit in Milan, notable are the Duomo, one of the world’s largest churches; the original Sforza castle, built-in 1368 and hosting 10 museums (works on display include Michelangelo’s Pietà Rondanini); Pinacoteca di Brera, one of the most important Italian art galleries; Teatro Alla Scala, the famous opera house, designed by Piermarini, inaugurated in 1778; the “Last Supper”, one of the most famous paintings by Leonardo, is situated in the ex refectory near the Sanctuary of Santa Maria Delle Grazie.

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