Milan (Milano), situated on the flat plains of the Po Valley, is the capital of Lombardy and thoroughly enjoys its hard-earned role as Italy’s richest and second largest city. Wealthy and cosmopolitan, the Milanesi enjoy a reputation as successful businesspeople, equally at home overseas and in Italy.Embracing tradition, sophistication and ambition in equal measure, they are just as likely to follow opera at La Scala as their shares on the city’s stock market or AC or Inter at the San Siro Stadium.
The city is renowned as one of the world capitals of design and fashion. The English word millinery, referring to women’s hats, is derived from the name of the city. The Lombard metropolis is famous for its fashion houses and shops and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in the Piazza Duomo . The city hosted the World Exposition in 1906 and the Universal Expo in 2015. Inhabitants of Milan are referred to as “Milanese”
Milano piazza Duomo