Milan, the capital of Lombardy, has a population of 1.3 million people, going up to 5.280.000 considering the Milan Metropolitan Area (province-level municipality area). It is the biggest industrial city of Italy, with many different industrial sectors. It is a magnetic point for designers, artists, photographers and models. Milan has an ancient city centre with high and interesting buildings and palazzos, which is why so many people from all over the world want to see the city of glamour. The Duomo of Milan is overall made of marble, with immense statues, arches, pillars, pinnacles. From the roof you can experience a beautiful panorama of the city.

Sine 10 years and thanks to the EXPO 2015 experience, the City renovated many district, developing some skylines area and new business and social life neighborhood

// Some historical references

Milan’s origin goes back to 400 B.C., when Gauls settled and defeated the Etruscans.
In 222 B.C. the city was conquered by Romans and was annexed to the Roman Empire. After 313 A.D., the year of the Edict of Tolerance towards Christianity, many churches were built and the first bishop was appointed: Ambrogio was such an influential person that the church became the Ambrosian Church (7 December is a holiday to honour Sant’Ambrogio). In 1300 the Visconti family which are noblemen from Bergamo, Cremona, Piacenza, Brescia and Parma ruled and brought a period of glory and wealth to the city. The Duomo was built in 1386 and became the symbol of Milan.

The Sforza family assumed the Castle and the power of the Visconti family and finally Milan achieved peace after many years of war against Venice and Florence. Under the Sforza duchy the city began the development of sciences, art and literature.

Ludovico il Moro (Ludovico Sforza) called Leonardo da Vinci and “Il Bramante” to his court.

// Economy

Milan is the centre of many financial businesses, and its so called ‘hinterland’ is an avant-garde industrial area. Fiera Milano, the city’s Exhibition Center and Trade Fair complex is one of the most important in the world. The new fairground, in the north-western suburb of Pero and Rho (opened in April 2005) is Europe’s largest open construction project and makes Fiera Milano the largest trade fair complex in the world.

Milan hosted the last Expo, in 2015, registering more than 20 million visitors from May to October 2015.

It is the biggest industrial city of Italy with many different industrial sectors as manufacturing of textiles and garments, car manufactory, chemistry, mechanical tools and heavy machinery. Another important industry is tourism and of course fashion.

// Weather and climate

Milan, Italy is at 45°26’N, 9°16’E, 103 m (338 ft)

Its climate is typically Mediterranean. Milan is lucky that the mountains to the north shield the city from the worst of the Arctic chills, but there is the occasional cold weather. In summer Milan is troubled by heat waves. August drives many locals out of town because of the heat.

However, the mean number of days with precipitation per year is one of the lowest in Europe.

The city is often shrouded in heavy fog, although the removal of rice paddies from the southern neighbourhoods and the urban heat island effect have reduced this occurrence in recent decades.

// Average weather in September

Daily high temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 79°F to 70°F, rarely falling below 62°F or exceeding 87°F

Daily low temperatures decrease by 7°F, from 59°F to 52°F, rarely falling below 43°F or exceeding 65°F.

September is usually a sunny month, not to much hot. Rainy days can occur

// Currency

The EURO is the official currency in Milan and is available in seven different bills and eight separate coins