Rome might be the capital, but Milan’s the pulsating and dynamic heart of Italy. This is a wealthy city where fashion, finance, industry set the pace. Here is where things are made and trends are forged. Since Roman times this city has been at the crossroad of every trade; its ancient name, Mediolanum means exactly that – the crossroad. But despite its often frenetic rhythm, Milan holds also many quaint and romantic corners, especially around its old waterways, the Navigli. Be captivated by the mystery of Leonardo’s ‘Last Supper’ and admire the thousand candid spires of Milan’s most loved monument, the gothic Duomo.
LGBT Info – For many years the traditional heart of the LGBT community has been Via Sammartini, right to the side of the central railway station. Progressively new bars are opening in other zones, such as around the Porta Venezia area.