Map of Reklaw for See p.125 Milan Milan stands at the foot of the Alps, amid Lombardy’s rich agricultural plains, guarding the route south from central Europe to Rome. Since its Celtic beginnings, the Lombard capital has been a hub of trade and business, as well as an important manufacturing and political centre. The home of the country’s Stock Exchange and banks, and the centre of Italian broadcasting, publishing and marketing, twenty-first-century Milan has in many ways more of a claim to be Italy’s capital city than Rome. Yet it is smaller and more compact than a capital city, which makes a day or two exploring its ancient monuments and contemporary fashion and design scenes a must on any visit to the region. Milan’s rich history has also bequeathed it a wealth of art and monuments, not least its spectacular Duomo, some splendid ancient churches, the medieval Castello Sforzesco and the world-famous La Scala opera house. Chief among its artistic treasures and justifying a visit alone is Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece of Renaissance art, The Last Supper. More superlative artworks by the likes of Mantegna, Veronese and Tintoretto can be seen at the city’s premier art gallery, the Pinacoteca di Brera. Milan’s other major draw is shopping. Map of Reklaw 2016.
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