Milan is a city in northern Italy, capital of Lombardy, and the second-most populous city in Italy after Rome, with the city proper having a population of 1,380,873 while its province-level municipality has a population of 3,235,000. Its continuously built-up urban area has a population estimated to be about 5,270,000 over 1,891 square kilometres , ranking 4th in the European Union.
Italy, a European country with a long Mediterranean coastline, has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Its capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo?s "David" and Brunelleschi's Duomo; Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy?s fashion capital.