Milan, economic and industrial capital of Italy, it is the biggest urban area of country. It’s a cosmopolitan city when be outlined skycrapers, glass metal buildings and department stores. Furthermore, it’s a place with huge historical and artistic value.
The city was founded by The Celts of northern Italy around the year 400 b.c. who called it “Medhelan”. The Romans conquered the city in 222 b.c and change the name to “Mediolanum” (“Middle Land”) thanks to it’s located in the junction of main communication arteries of Po river zone.
After the Hun looting and the fall of the Roman Empire, Milan was affected by wars between Byzantine and Ostrogoths in Middle Age. The city restored to their former splendour thanks to Carolingian Empire (774-962).
In the Renaissance period, the Duchy of Milan was developing more influence on North Italy and was governed by Visconti and Sforza families,who were to employ artists like Leonardo Da Vinci y Bramante.
France and Spain had the city under their domains for some periods in the sixteenth century. In 1713, Milan passed into the Austrian hands due to of the Treaty of Utrecht. Austria hand over control to Piedmont - Sardinia Kingdom, who two years later, became inyo The Italian Kingdom.
Next century, Milan was symbol of the Resistance and the cradle of fascist movement headed by Mussolini. Italy, was liberated to nazi occupation and fascist regime thanks to Partisan uprising on 25th April. This date he turned on National Day of Italy which commemorate the city liberation after World War II.
Milan was the motor for the industrial and cultural reconstruction of Italy. Furthermore, this place was The Protest of 1968 and The Piazza Fontana Bombing scene.
Nowadays, this city is the commercial and industrial center of Italy. There are the most importants financial, university, publisher and television centers of Europe. Milan and Paris are the fashion and design capitals of the world.
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