History - From the very beginning the city
of Milan remained strong, was overtaken, then regained
itself and prospered. It is a city as strong as any
other and now remains able to hold its own. Known
for many fantastic places and people.
"Mediolanum" (this was
the Roman name for Milan).
In 286 AD. It was a very important
center for the consolidation of the new Christian
Milan in 539 AD was overtaken and
its role of capital was lost.
The 12th Century Northern Italy
the city of Milan had regained its economic stronghold
in the region, which again showed the resilience of
the city and its people.
After 1447 there were three brief
years of republican rule and then in 1450, Francesco
Sforza took over.
The Sforza ruled, in the last years of the early
16th century, Northern Italy became governed by the
Spanish for nearly two centuries (1535 - 1706).
The plague in 1630 hurt the city
but it then recovered.
17th and early 18th centuries brought Milan
the Austrian Imperial dynasty.
In 1789, Milan came under French
The Fascist party was founded in Milan in
1919. Milan headed the national reconstruction.
The city now is the fashion icon of the country of
Italy and houses millions of residents.
When you are there, you will be surrounded by lively
people and interesting places. It is also a great
tourist spot and many people come to see its fantastic
architectural aspects. With all there is to do and
see in the area it is no wonder that so many people
come to visit the city of Milan over and over again.
By the time you read this you will be planning your
trip out to Milan to enjoy one of
the most fascinating cities in the world.