The City and Province of Milano are the Heart of Lombardy.
Shopping streets glowing with lights and teeming with aficionados of the latest fashion trends, the Navigli canals and their exciting night life and the Fiera show ground – Milano is all this and more.
Away from the city streets and outside the busy city, visitors can find tranquil country lanes surrounded by houses with vegetable gardens and home-made wine making traditions. The best way to enjoy this part of the province is by bicycle and the many cycling routes visit places such as the beautiful abbeys at Viboldone, Chiaravalle and Morimondo, each set against a lush green backdrop. There are also many routes that travel along the Navigli canals and through the countryside that surrounds the city.
The Duomo (Cathedral) with the golden Madonna on its highest spire, is most symbolic of the city. Looking at Milan from its rooftop viewing gallery while surrounded by its gothic spires, or looking down upon the bustle of the square below and its decorated shop windows, is a truly memorable experience. The cathedral took over 450 years to complete and is an architectural masterpiece that is an absolute must-see, for every visitor to the city.