Milan is one of Italy's most fashionable cities and one of the richest cities in Europe. It is a fashion lovers paradise with world renowned shopping and is also the home of AC Milan and Inter Milan soccer teams.
Milan also holds several historic and artistic attractions, including the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, the Last Supper painting, and the famous La Scala Opera House The finest museums in Europe are found in Milan, featuring masterpieces by famous artists, such as Grassi, Matisse and Picasso.
Milan is in northwest Italy about 30 miles south of the Alps and very near to the beautiful Lake District, including Lakes Como and Maggiore.
Travellers to Milan will find a fast-paced, glamorous city with a thriving cultural scene, fabulous shopping.
Italy is a country located in Western Europe bordering France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia – with a long Adriatic and Mediterranean Sea coastline. It includes Sicily and Sardinia and has 2 enclaves for San Marino and the Vatican Holy See. Italy is famously shaped like a high heel boot.
Italy dangles from the centre of Western Europe like a stocking filled with marvels, some as inspiring as the Leading Tower of Pisa, Venice and St Mark's Basilica, others as strange as the pagan tombs lying deep beneath Rome. There are the snowy peaks of the Alps in the North, the gently smoking caldera of Mt Etna in Sicily and the picture-perfect villages of the Italian Riviera.
Italy has a wide ranging climate although generally the weather follows the pattern of traditional European climates. The best time of the year to visit Italy tends to be when the weather isn't too hot or too cold. April to June and September to October are ideal times to visit weather-wise - with calm, mild temperatures and fewer crowds. Italy is not a particularly humid country which make the hot July and August weather more bearable. Northern Italian winters can be long and cold – perfect for skiing – while in the south the weather is much milder.
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