Milan is financially the most important city in , and home to the Borsa Italiana stock exchange. It is the second most populous city proper in the country, but sits at the centre of Italy's largest urban and metropolitan area.

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The is the historic center of the city of , contained within the area once delimited by the medieval city walls and today by the streets forming the Corso Navigli easily distinguishable on the map of the city.

While the is the unquestionable heart of , it is the north of the city that is its hub.

Suburban Milan is in the province of Milan. The "Metropolitana" reaches out in the suburbs, but for many parts bus is the only alternative.

Western is the part of the city that encompasses its only UNESCO World Heritage Site, which includes a famous painting.


Southern Milan is chiefly a residential part of .

Landmarks in the Area

The Last Supper is a late 15th-century mural painting by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci housed by the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in , .

Milan Cathedral is the cathedral church of , , .

Santa Maria delle Grazie is a church and Dominican convent in , northern , and a World Heritage Site.

The Pinacoteca di Brera is the main public gallery for paintings in , Italy.

The Biblioteca Ambrosiana is a historic in , , also housing the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, the Ambrosian art gallery.

Localities in the Area

Brera is a district of , . It is located within the and it is centered on Brera street.

Chinatown in Milan is an ethnic enclave situated in the 8th quarter of , and it is an important commercial district.

The Quadrilatero della moda, or Via Montenapoleone fashion district, is a high-class shopping…

Vaiano Valle is a rural district of , , part of the Zone 5 administrative division.

Lambrate is a district of , , located within the Zone 3 administrative division, 6 km north-east of the city centre.


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