Focus on Milano

With a population of 1.5 million (3 with the metropolitan area), Milano is Italy’s economic power house and knowledge hub. Known around the world for fashion and design, Milano has always been the financial and mercantile capital of Southern Europe. Its fair, Fiera Milano, is a dominant player in international trade events for all key industries, while its banks are leading in fintech. Half latin, half germanic, and 100% European since its early days as medieval power, Milano/Milan/Mailand/米兰 has always been a cosmopolitan city, sitting at the intersection of many worlds: Northern/Southern Italy, Germany, Spain, Austria, France until modern times; today it’s America, Japan, China, Russia and the Gulf that are attracted by Milano. The city’s economy and its businesses have long attracted workers and professionals from all over the world, while the city’s international universities continue to churn out doctors, scientists, managers, engineers, architects, designers, stylists, editors, advertisers for the international economy. Cultured and sophisticated, the quality of life in Milano is higher than in most global cities. It’s not a stressful city, it is easy to navigate on public transportation, and its cultural and social events retain an intimate feel. On the eve of the pandemic, Milano was attracting 3.5 million tourists a year, surpassing the art capitals of Rome and Florence. Since 2015, when the city hosted the world Expo, Milano has under gone a dramatic transformation, with two new skylines and major urban transformation. The current mayor, Giuseppe Sala, is working to make Milano greener, smarter, fairer.

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An international capital of fashion and design

Home of modern cultural institutions and historic landmarks

Italy’s business and media capital

4,700 Multinationals employing over 460,000 people

The center of Italian pharma


Where innovation becomes tangible reality

5G Capital of Europe

9 Universities with more than 200,000 students


100% Electric public transportation by 2023

Over 25,000 vehicles in shared mobility

20 new Parks and 3 Million new trees by 2030


Linate, Malpensa, Orio al Serio: 3 airports connected to 76 countries

High-speed railway to all the main EU capitals

5 Subway lines moving 1,400,000 people daily


40,000 Hotel rooms

One of the largest convention centers in Europe, with 22,000 seats

Home of the 2026 Winter Olympics