Milan, Italy Photo Journal

These are but just a few of the 126 photos in our Milan photo journal, which includes photos from the surrounding countryside.  To view the entire photo journal, click on the link below.  To see a full size of one of these pictures, simply click the photo that you like.

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Milan is a city in Italy and the capital of the region of Lombardy and of the province of Milan.  The city proper has a population of about 1,300,000, while the urban area is the fifth largest in the European Union with an estimated population of 4,300,000 million.  The Milan metropolitan area, by far the largest in Italy, is estimated by the GECDto have a population of 7,400,000 million.  The city was founded under the name of Medio/anum by the Insubres, a Celtic people.  It was later captured by the Romansin 222 BC,and the city became very successful under the RomanEmpire.  Later Milan was ruled by the Visconti, the Sforza, the Spanish in the 1500s and the Austrians in the 1700s.  In 1796, Milan was conquered by Napoleon I and he made it the capital of his Kingdom of Italy in 1805.  During the Romantic period, Milan was a major cultural centre in the Europe, attracting several artists, composers and important literary figures.  Later, during World War II, the city was badly affected by Allied bombings, and after German occupation in 1943, Milan became the main hub of the Italian resistance.  Despite this, Milan saw a post-war economic growth, attracting thousands of immigrants from Southern Italy and abroad.

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