Milan city life guide
Milano, the name is synonymous with fashion, glamour, wealth; above all with energy. The city has the fastest pace of any town in Italy. This is a city of the future as well as of the past, where Leonardo painted his masterpieces of realism and Howard Schultz first plotted to transform American fast-food culture by launching Italian espresso bars in the US.
It’s a city where young and old alike can explore, create, above all have fun, not just study.
Milano is a city of the influential and established but it is also a city of students, and its diversity reflects that. History and modernity walk arm-in-arm here, as do aesthetics and athleticism. Duomo, Milano’s 14th Century gothic cathedral, a monument to the craftsmanship of bygone ages, and yet Milano is home to two of the world’s major football teams, A.C. Milan and F.C. Internazionale Milano.
And the shopping, does one even need to mention that? The poetically named‘Quadrilatero della Moda’ (quadrilateral of fashion) shines with the gems of the fashion world: Fendi, Prada.
Then there is the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the world’s oldest shopping mall, a structure of iron and glass that was an architectural innovation when it opened in 1867, twenty-two years before the similarly iron-latticed Eiffel Tower arose to overshadow it. Prada’s flagship store is to be found here.