Milan is the second largest city in Italy, and an important financial centre. It also boasts a wealth of sites of historical and cultural importance, including many museums, palazzos, galleries and churches. Originally founded by a Celtic tribe, it was later settled by the Romans, who named it Mediolanum, and went on to become a powerful and prosperous trade centre in the Middle Ages. The city is also home to one of the world's largest and most magnificent cathedrals. One of Italy's most important examples of Gothic architecture, Milan Cathedral was begun in the 14th century and took nearly 600 years to complete. Today, the towering edifice is an inspiring sight, with massive stained glass windows, 135 spires and 3,400 statues. The church Santa Maria delle Grazie is home to the world famous painting of The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci.
Should you wish to sample an apartment room in 5 star luxury, the Hotel Principe Di Savoia is a popular choice. It is close to Milan Cathedral, and has a restaurant and indoor swimming pool with a poolside bar. The Nhow Milano Hotel has a fitness centre and steam bath, ideal for relaxing after a day of business or leisure. From your apartment in the 17 storey tower Michelangelo Hotel, furnished with pine furniture and leather armchairs, you could enjoy fabulous views across the city. In your apartment room at the Hotel Regina you will be in the very heart of the city, within easy walking distance of the major sights. The Una Hotel Century offers nearness to transport links and fine apartment suites for business or leisure.
No visit to Milan should pass without a visit to enjoy opera or ballet at the renowned La Scala. This iconic building was first opened in 1778, and also has a museum well worth visiting which includes many historic musical instruments, such as Verdi's piano. Perhaps not on every tourist's list of places to visit, but well worth your time, is the Cimitero Monumentale, an incredible cemetery which is regarded as quite possibly the most beautiful in the world. Do try the wonderful restaurants Milan has to offer and enjoy some of the regional speciality dishes such as risotto alla Milanese, polenta and ossobucco (veal and vegetables).