Milan is known worldwide as the Italian fashion capital, along with Paris, New York, and London. In fact, it is known as the main sartorial hub in the country.
Milan's most important shopping streets and districts include “Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II”, close to “Piazza del Duomo”, the main square, and “Via Montenapoleone”, “Via Della Spiga”, “Corso Venezia” and “Via Manzoni”.
Via Montenapoleone is one of the leading shopping districts in the world which has been ranked as the sixth most expensive shopping street in the world, with a $770 rent per year per square foot. Streets in this district contain exclusive couture boutiques of important fashion names, such as Armani, Prada, Versace and others.
Milan Fashion Week is a famous fashion week held twice a year. The event with the spring/summer fashion shows is held in September/October each year while the event with the autumn/winter fashion shows is held in February/March each year. During this week Milan is frequented by people from the world of fashion, entertainment, and cinema, who participate in fashion shows and exclusive events and parties.
However, Milan is not just fashion, but also architecture, art and leisure. There are some unmissable places such as “Pinacoteca Brera”, one of the most popular art collections in Europe, not to be missed for the works of Mantegna, Raffaello, Bellini, and Caravaggio.
Attending an opera or a ballet on the stages of the Teatro alla Scala is an emotion that has been repeated since 1778. Its stage has hosted the greatest, from Arturo Toscanini passing by the voice of Maria Callas.
The Navigli District is the ideal place for a romantic evening stroll along the city's waterways, for a monthly appointment with the Mercatone dell'Antiquariato, a traditional market, or for a break in one of the many restaurants and clubs.
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