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Milan is the largest city in northern Italy, capital of the province of Milan and of the region of Lombardy, and is located in the Po Valley, one of the most developed regions in Italy. Recognised as one of Europe’s major commercial and financial centres, Milan is also the fashion capital of the world with a multitude of boutiques of the most important companies in the sector, as well as being an industrial, cosmopolitan, historical and cultural city.
Milan is famous for the traditional Christmas cake, the Panettone, its "cotoletta alla milanese" (fried and breadcrumbed steak) and its "risotto alla milanese" (Milan rice, cooked with saffron).
Milan’s tourist attractions include the impressive cathedral, the Duomo; the Vittorio Emanuelle gallery; the Piazza della Scala; the alla Scala theatre; the church of Santa María della Grazie; the Brera art gallery and the Sforzesco castle.