Milan, fashion capital of the world: history and attractions
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I introduce you Milan, the most cosmopolitan city in Italy and the top fashion capital in the world.

Called the fashion capital, famous for its parades, its designer stores and their models. Milan lives up to its name and fame.

Arriving at in the city center, you will realize that it is not the typical Italian city - . It represents the modern industrial and chic Italy. If you’re looking for ancient ruins, history and scenic spots, choose another destination.

Milan, fashion capital of the world - Monument to the textile industry

Milan, fashion capital of the world – Monument to the textile industry Antonis Lamnatos. Licensed by CC BY 2.0

People who like the world of fashion, modernity, beautiful people - in Milan, fashion capital of the world, will feel at ease.

Milan, fashion capital of the world - Aperitivo at Trussardi alla Scala cafè

Milan, fashion capital of the world – Aperitivo at Trussardi alla Scala cafè Bruce Turner. Licensed by CC BY 2.0

Top 5 places to visit in Milan, fashion capital of the world

Main places to visit are:

1) The Duomo Square with its famous church (1386), a beautiful example of northern architecture, with its pointed towers, decorated with great detail.

Milan, fashion capital of the world - Duomo square

Photo Gallery: Milan, fashion capital of the world – Duomo square Harmishhk. Licensed by CC BY-SA 2.0

2) The Sforzesco Castle (1358-1368), beautiful, in red stone, giving the impression that at any moment silver armored knights can arrive looking for  princesses detained  in its towers.

Milan, fashion capital of the world - Sforzesco Castle

Photo gallery: Milan, fashion capital of the world – Sforzesco Castle Alessandro Prada. Licensed by CC BY-SA 2.0

3) Holy Mary of Grace (1463) where there is the famous painting by Leonardo Da Vinci, The Last Supper.

Milan, fashion capital of the world - The Last Supper (Leonardo Da Vinci) at Holy Mary of Grace

Photo gallery: Milan, fashion capital of the world – The Last Supper (Leonardo Da Vinci) at Holy Mary of Grace Vanz. Licensed by CC BY-SA 2.0

4) The Scala Theatre (1776-1778), one of the most famous in Europe (read also this post »).

Milan, fashion capital of the world - La Scala theater

Photo gallery: Milan, fashion capital of the world – La Scala theater Luca Castellazzi. Licensed by CC BY-ND 2.0

5) Of course, for lovers of clothes, shoes, handbags and designer objects there is the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery, a covered gallery where you can admire the latest trend in fashion.

Milan, fashion capital of the world - Vittorio Emanuele gallery

Photo gallery: Milan, fashion capital of the world – Vittorio Emanuele gallery Metro Centric. Licensed by CC BY 2.0

Milan has a particular architecture since during the Second World War many of its old buildings were destroyed replaced with modern buildings in skyscraper style. Many are fascinated by this strange mixture of old and new. It is a city not to be missed.

Enjoy this route

1) Scala theatre, 2) Vittorio Emanuele Gallery, 3) Duomo Square, 4) Sforzesco Castle, 5) Holy Mary of Grace (you need reservation to admire The Last Supper)