Milan

Milan

Milano is a city of fashion, a city fascinated with the idea of beauty, a city of stunningly beautiful Gothic architecture, a city of compelling culture, a city of the young, city of fabulous fairs and architectural accomplishments. All of these attributes seem to describe Milan, which is the business capital of Italy, which oozes its charm to its visitors in a matter of seconds. To a contemporary tourist Milan offers grand, awe inspiring buildings, a multitude of museums, riveting religious buildings, its culture as a mixture of the modern trends and the tradition that goes all the way back to the Roman Empire, glitz and glamour of its shopping malls and different nightlife zones that will appeal to the tastes of all visitors.

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Photos

Photos of Milan

On this webpage, visitors can find the selection of the best photos of Milan, of its sights, museums and monuments. This is the fastest and easiest way to get to know Milan and to select tourist sites you might be interested in to visit. This photo gallery is composed of the most beautiful and popular attractions of the city allowing our visitors to get to know Milan just after a few minutes and to get a quick insight to what Milano has to offer to its visitors.

Photos of Milan

Tourist map

Map of Milan

On this map visitors may find all of the tourist attractions in Milan, including: sights, museums, monuments, religious buildings, shopping zones and nightlife zones. You can zoom in or out the map and discover what is hidden in different zones of the city.

Tourist map of Milan

History

History of Milan
Most probably ancient Milan or Mediolanum was founded around 600 BC by Celtic Insubres (Gaulish population in Lombardy). Romans captured the city in 222 BC. In 286 Diocletian moved the capital of the Western Roman Empire from Rome to Mediolanum.

History of Milan

Sights

Sights in Milan

On this page visitors may find a complete list of all of the tourist sights in Milan. Milan is the city of numerous historical and cultural monuments and religious buildings. The unique mix of the ancient and modern buildings and architecture enhance the experience and make Milan one of the most popular destinations in Europe.

Sights in Milan

Museums

Museums in Milan

On this page visitors may find the complete list of museums and art galleries in Milan, Italy. There are numerous museums and art galleries that cover everything from Renaissance art, Italian design to history, religious art, technology, natural science, archeology, history of Italy and Milan etc. The choice of which museum to visit can be difficult, since the number of collections is quite overwhelming.

Museums in Milan

Ancient sights

Ancient sights in Milan

Not many people known that Milan was the capital city of the Western Roman Empire during the reign of Imperator Diocletian, nor that right here emperor Constantine issued the Edict of Milan that allowed Christianity to become the dominant religion in the Empire. Just bits and pieces remained from this glorious historical period, however, if you try hard enough you may collect all these pieces and try to imagine how Milan once looked like. There are in total 14 ancient sights that are connected to the Roman period and testify of the importance of this city. All of these 14 sights will be covered on this page.

Ancient sights in Milan

Excursions

Excursions in Milan

This page is dedicated to excursions or road trips you might want to organize for yourself while staying in Milan. Apart from unique Cinque Terre or Five Lands that are located a bit further away from the city, there are several other destinations that may be of interest. There is a very interesting city Vigevano, really close to the city, while the Lake Como and the Lake Maggiore are within the acceptable distance and can be visited in one day. This page was envisioned to allow you to browse through the most well-known excursion locations around Milan, in order to get an idea, in just a few minutes, what this region has to offer. Also, each article is backed up with a large number of photos allowing you to really get to know destinations around Milan as fast as possible.

Excursions in Milan

Transportation

Transportation in Milan

On this page you will find the articles about the metro in Milan, ticket prices, buses and trams, taxi fares etc. By offering such information we believe to help our visitors organize better their time in Milan and get acquainted with the means of transportation in the city, so that they can feel free to explore the city and not only the city center.

Transportation in Milan

History of Milan

Most probably ancient Milan or Mediolanum was founded around 600 BC by Celtic Insubres (Gaulish population in Lombardy). Romans captured the city in 222 BC. In 286 Diocletian moved the capital of the Western Roman Empire from Rome to Mediolanum. It was in Milan that the emperor Constantine issued the Edict of Milan in 313 AD stopping the persecution of Christians and allowing Christianity to become the dominant religion of the Empire. It was overran by Huns in 452AD, destroyed by Ostrogoths in 539AD and conquered by Lombards in 596AD. Even Middle Ages were characterized by political uncertainty and constant battles for power. Eventually Visconti family managed to size the power and keep it for a century and a half. Over the centuries Milan was under French, Hapsburg Spanish and Austrian rule till the 1859 when it joined the Kingdom of Italy.

History of Milan

Tourist destinations in Italy:

Venice

The city of canals and alleyways, numerous islands and bridges, the city of gondolas and wondrous vistas, jaw dropping architecture, postcard - perfect palaces, the city of the carnival and the masks, in a nut shell – a city one can fall in love with quite easily. All of these words seem to describe Venice as one of the most well-known tourist destinations in the world. Venice offers loads to visitors: stunningly beautiful palaces and superb buildings that will take you on a trip through the rich history of this unique city, numerous canals to cross either on foot or by a gondola, a number of islands that still seem to stay hidden to most tourists, as well as a huge number of tourist sights and museums. As the saying goes, even the Venetians get lost in Venice.

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Rome

The eternal city, a city of glorious past, a city of chequered history, the cradle of Roman Catholic Church - are just some attributes that distinguish Rome from other popular tourist destinations. Tourists will be able to take a peek at the beauty and glory of once the most important city in the world and to enjoy its more modern architectural marvels, mostly built by a number of different popes in quick or slow succession. Don’t just visit Colosseum and Saint Peter’s Cathedral, Rome has so much more to offer.

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Ravenna

Ravenna is a city of history, numerous monuments that stand in silent testimony of its turbulent past as well as its fame and glory as the capital city of many an empire and kingdom. The main attractions of Ravenna are certainly its churches and mosaics that all date back to the 5th and 6th century and the early Christian societies in Europe. The scale and splendour of colorful Byzantine mosaics, their historical significance as well as monuments that date back to the Ostrogoths were even recognized by UNESCO who included eight sites in this small city on their World Heritage list. Ravenna is a city which lets its visitors to embark on a journey through history and especially through the history of Byzantine, from the civilization of which only but a faint remnant has survived throughout the world.

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Milan

Milano is a city of fashion, a city fascinated with the idea of beauty, a city of stunningly beautiful Gothic architecture, a city of compelling culture, a city of the young, city of fabulous fairs and architectural accomplishments. All of these attributes seem to describe Milan, which is the business capital of Italy, which oozes its charm to its visitors in a matter of seconds. To a contemporary tourist Milan offers grand, awe inspiring buildings, a multitude of museums, riveting religious buildings, its culture as a mixture of the modern trends and the tradition that goes all the way back to the Roman Empire, glitz and glamour of its shopping malls and different nightlife zones that will appeal to the tastes of all visitors.

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Lake Garda

This is the page dedicated to Lake Garda on which you can find a complete tourist guide and suggestions about what to visit while planning your trip to the lake. Lake Garda is one of three great lakes in the northern Italy. Its lovely little towns on the shores of the lake draw an incredible number of tourists each year, who flock there for its mild and mellow climate, strolls on the lake shores, traditional Italian cuisine and of course to stand in awe before the heritage of this region laid bare for us to gaze at in a host of castles, wondrous villas and picturesque villages and dainty little towns.

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