Milan was founded by Celts and later conquered by the Romans. It became the capital of the Western Roman Empire. Flourishing during the medieval period it developed into an economic center for the region. Over the centuries, it had been alternatively dominated by France, Habsburg Spain, and Austria, until 1859 when the city joined the rising Kingdom of Italy.
Today Milan is best known for industry, banking and fashion, but offers many cultural and historic features as well. Our visit begins at the Pinacoteca di Brera, the main art gallery.
Later we visit:
– Milan’s cathedral and the Piazza Duomo
– The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
– Castello Sforzesco
– the Navigli (remaining canals),
and two of Milan’s oldest (Romanesque) churches.