Milan is a city in northern Italy, capital of Lombardy, and the second-most populous city in Italy after Rome.. The wider Milan metropolitan area, known as Greater Milan, is a polycentric metropolitan region that extends over central Lombardy and eastern Piedmont .
Milan is considered a leading alpha global city.
The city has been recognized as the world’s fashion capital and the world’s design capital, thanks to several international events and fairs, including Milan Fashion Week and the Milan Furniture Fair, which are currently among the world’s biggest in terms of revenue, visitors and growth. It hosted the Universal Exposition in 1906 and 2015. The city is home to two of Europe’s most successful football teams, A.C. Milan and F.C. Internazionale, and one of Italy’s main basketball teams, Olimpia Milano.