- Created on Friday, 26 August 2011 23:20
- Written by john albert
- Category: Getaways
When it comes to the city of Milan there are always too much to say, in people’s mind, this is a city full of natural glamour and mystery. Milan has been given several nicknames such as ‘The Fashion Capital of the World’, ‘City with heart in a hand’, ‘Drinkable City’, ‘Factory of the Future’, and ‘The Moral Capital of Italy’. Among those praises, I believe people all over the world will agree with ‘The Fashion Capital of the World’ as Milan is the home to the Fashion Week and a lot of big brands, namely Valentino, Gucci, Versace, Prada, Armani and Dolce & Gabbana.
About the City
Milan is a city located in the Padan Plain which is also the capital city of Lombardy, Italy. With a population of circa 1.3 million, it is the largest city in Italy in terms of urban area.
Unlike the Mediterranean climate in most part of Italy, due to its geographical position, Milan enjoys a humid subtropical climate with some continental features. In summer, it is hot but humid, with an average temperature varying from 14 to 29 degrees and thunderstorms at the same time. In winter, the temperature ranges from zero to 8. The winters in Milan are relatively mild but foggy and snowfalls are quite common.
Milan Fashion Week
The status of Milan in the fashion industry can be seen clearly from the semi-annual fashion week held by Milan. During February to March each year, it is the Spring/Summer event and later from September to October, it is the Autumn/Winter event. Therefore, Milan is the world’s focus which will be mentioned many times in the breaking news during these two events.
The Milan Fashion Week was established in 1958 by a non-profit organization ‘Camera Nazionale del Moda Italian’ which in English is The National Chamber for Italian Fashion. This organization is dedicated to promoting Italy’s fashion and hosting the fashion week.
Apart from fashion and tourism, Milan is also well-known for its football as it is the home of two leading football clubs in the world, namely AC Milan and Inter Milan. There have been numerous talented football players who had ever played for them. The team song of AC Milan ‘Milan Milan’ is a lot of people’s favorite.
The love to football is not limited to Milan of course. The country of Italy has won the World Cup many times in history.
If there is one place you can never miss in Milan, it is the Duomo which is the Milan Cathedral. The Gothic cathedral took five centuries to complete and is the fourth-largest church in the world.
No matter how many times you have visited here, the first glimpse of it will give you the sense of awe and shock as it is too grand, too majestic and too glamorous.
Milan, as other cities in Italy is much more experience than other European countries. So hiring a car may not that cheap as in Spain. Car hiring companies like Avis, Sixt, Opodo, Enterprises, Europcar, Hertz, Carhiremarket, MyCarHire, and Expedia will take care of your car rental needs considerately.