Italian Fashion Industry – Milan and the Fashion week Milan (Italian: Milano) is one of the largest cities in Italy, located in the plains of Lombardy. The city is one of the world's major commercial and financial centers, and one of the wealthiest cities in the European Union[citation needed]. Milan is also renown as one of the world capitals of fashion—along with New York City and Paris.[1] Indeed the English word milliner is derived from the name of the city. The Lombard metropolis is famous for fashion houses and shops (such as along via Montenapoleone) and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in the Piazza Duomo, reputed to be the world's oldest shopping mall.
Milan is one of the major artistic centers of northern Italy. An incomplete list of landmarks includes:
The Duomo, the second largest cathedral of the world and the world's largest collection of marble statues with the widely visible golden Madonna statue on top of the spire, la Madunina (little Madonna), the symbol of Milan.
• The
Castello Sforzesco
• The Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio
• The Palaeo-Christian Basilica of San Lorenzo
• The
Biblioteca Ambrosiana, containing drawings and notebooks by Leonardo da Vinci among its vast holdings of books, manuscripts, and drawings, and is one of the main repositories of European culture. The city is also the home of the Brera Academy of Fine Arts.
• The
Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, housing one of the most famous paintings of Leonardo da Vinci, The Last Supper
• The
Pinacoteca di Brera, Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Poldi Pezzoli, the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum and the Musei del Castello galleries, which host a great number of pictorial masterpieces.

Milan is also one of the most important centers in the world for Opera lirica, with its famous Teatro alla Scala (La Scala).


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    Capital: Milan
    President: Roberto Formigoni (PDL, Italian Conservative Party)
    Area: 23,861 km2 (9,212.8 sq mi)
    Population (2010-11-30): 9,909,348
    Density: 415.3/km2 (1,075.6/sq mi)
    Citizenship
    Time zone: CET (UTC+1)
    Summer (DST)/CEST (UTC+2)
    GDP/Nominal: € 305.5 billion (2006)
    GDP/Per capita: € 32,127 (2006)
    Website: www.regione.lazio.it