Milan is the capital of Lombardy, as well as the centre of the challenges of today’s world, from globalisation to sustainable development. Milan has always been synonymous with runaway economic and cultural development, work and multiculturalism.

It is considered the cosmopolitan city par excellence. Over the years it has developed tight links with other large cities, and with some of these cities the links stretch centuries back into the past; affinities, common cultural interests, and a dense network of economic and institutional relations have over time solidified relations with some of the most prestigious cities in the world. What pushes these great cities to keep on consolidating their relations with Milan? The answer lies in the desire to broaden their knowledge in different environments: culture, art, economics, industry, sales, fashion and cooperation.

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