Milan is one of the largest cities in Italy, located in the plains of Lombardy, and is one of the most highly developed urban centers in Europe. The municipal border covers a relatively small area (about one-eighth of that of Rome) because of the historical development of high density centers in agriculturally rich Lombardy. The Urban agglomeration centered around Milan, however, extends well beyond and includes some Swiss territories in southern Canton Ticino, although this does not imply any kind of administrative unity.
Milan is also renowned as one of the world capitals of design and fashion. Indeed the English word milliner is derived from the name of the city. The Lombard metropolis is famous for its fashion houses and shops (such as along via Montenapoleone) and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in the Piazza Duomo (reputed to be the world's oldest shopping mall). Milan is one of the major artistic centers of northern Italy.
Airlines to flyin into Milan: Delta, United, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Swiss International, US Airways, Alitalia, British Airways, Czech Airlines, LOT, Malev, Iberia.