Milan is a bustling business and commercial center, known for its high end designer stores and progressive dynamic. The streets are lined with luxurious cafes and restaurants. It is the second most populated city in Italy behind Rome. This leading global city is known for its fashion, commerce, art, entertainment, finance, healthcare, and tourism.
Quadrilatero della moda is the city's famous shopping district which includes high end stores such as Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton and Versace. Milan Fashion Week, held in September, puts it on the map for being a leader in global fashion. Adding to its design and fashion prestige, the Milan Furniture Fair takes place every April. These two events rank among the highest in the world for visitors, growth and revenue.
For sports fan, one can enjoy a soccer match from either of its clubs; AC Milan or Inter Milan. Milan natives take great pride in these two teams and games are often well attended. The match between these two teams called the Derby della Madonnina occurs two times per year.
Milan is not known for its spacious parks and open spaces. The city is very built out and complete, but that does not mean you cannot enjoy the outdoors Milan has to offer. Just outside the city there are mountain bike trails and hiking trails to explore. Smaller parks within the city limits offer a great place for a picnic during the summer months. The coffeehouses in Milan are also iconic places to spend an early morning or mid-afternoon while enjoying gorgeous views of the city.
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