Milan Serviced Apartments
Milan's history is full of wealth, intrigue and conflict. In 286 CE, Milan was significant enough to be declared the capital of the Western Roman Empire by Emperor Diocletian, who remained in the Eastern Empire while his western counterpart, Maximianus, moved his residence to Milan. Traces of the Roman Empire can be found in places such as Piazza Cordusio.
In the 15th century, the economy boomed, especially in terms of crafts, trade and agriculture. Architectural additions at this time include the Ospedale Maggiore (today the seat of the State University), the Lazzaretto (which holds the Rotonda della Besana and which is an open air cinema in the summer), and Castello Sforzesco, a listed building which exhibits works by Bramante and Filarete. Also of great historic importance is Leonardo da Vinci'sThe Last Supper (1498), a fresco at the Convent of Maria delle Grazie.
Economic revival has made it a rich and interesting city. The "moral capital" of Italy is very different from all the artistic cities dotted around the country. It is the center of economic activity in Italy; the country's Stock Exchange is based here. Milan's fame is also boosted by its role in the world of fashion, by the presence of many industries, its high-tech service sector, and its cultural innovation. Most of Italy's press are situated here. One of the major TV networks - the largest private network in Italy - has its headquarters at the gates of Milan.
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