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Milan Introduction


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From the enchanted rooftop world of the Duomo, you can see the graceful porticoes and ornate friezes of medieval Milan, Italy, fade into the sharp lines and angles of the modern city. It's a clear reminder that Milan isn't just a relic from the past. This magical yet understated city is bursting with a perfect mix of history, polished style and urban energy.  Click here to see the full Milan travel guide on Travel42 »

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Milan Geography


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As a glance at the map reveals, Milan radiates out from its amazing cathedral and the splendid Piazza del Duomo. A ring of streets, known as the cerchia dei navigli, marks the limits of the medieval city. Beyond that, another ring road—following the boundaries of more recent city limits—distinguishes central Milan from its outskirts.  Click here to see the full Milan travel guide on Travel42 »

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Milan History


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Milan's name is derived from Mediolanum, Latin for "middle lands"—an appropriate choice, as the city is located at the point where northern and southern Europe meet. It has a long history of changing governments, rulers and cultures. The original Celtic village became part of the Roman Empire around the first century BC; in AD 313 the emperor Constantine issued the Edict of Milan, making Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire. After the collapse of the Roman Empire and centuries of barbarian rule, Milan once again became independent and prosperous as a city-state, rising to political and cultural prominence under the Visconti and Sforza families (considered among Europe's royalty) in the 13th and 14th centuries.  Click here to see the full Milan travel guide on Travel42 »

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Milan Sightseeing & Things to Do


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The major landmarks of Milan can be seen on foot, and most are within an easy walk of Piazza Duomo, the heart of the city. Start your exploring with the Duomo itself (and its museum, if you have the time) and then plan some short walks from there.   Click here to see the full Milan travel guide on Travel42 »

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Milan Nightlife


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Thanks to its ties to the fashion and design industries, Milan has a vibrant nightlife. The city's young professionals work hard during the day and play even harder at night. Whether directly before dinner or on the way home after work, stopping for an aperitivo, or early-evening drink with friends, is routine: Many bars in the city center offer a happy-hour buffet of bruschetta or other cold snacks. Bars and clubs stay open until 2 am and sometimes later. The Brera has several bars and r...  Click here to see the full Milan travel guide on Travel42 »

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Milan Restaurants & Dining


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The local dishes of Milan, when prepared well, can make for some wonderful eating experiences. Risotto Milanese, the city's signature dish, is a creamy rice dish infused with saffron. Other local specialties include cotoletta alla Milanese, a veal cutlet that's been pounded thin, breaded and fried, and osso buco, stewed marrowbone usually served with risotto.   Click here to see the full Milan travel guide on Travel42 »

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