Located in a very fertile plain. The area that currently occupies Milan has greater size than that of some other European cities such as Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Dublin. The continuity of population has spread beyond the administrative borders, with neighboring municipalities forming a ‘homogeneous housing area. A substantial territorial expansion had happened instead in 1923 with the incorporation of ten surrounding municipalities, which are now neighborhoods in the city. Milan is currently divided into nine areas, called municipal constituency, with powers of ordinary management and advisory.
The symbol of the city is the Duomo, located in the square, the center of economic and cultural town. A short drive away is the eighteenth-century Teatro alla Scala. the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II connects Piazza della Scala and Piazza del Duomo together, it is a covered passage with iron structures and glass.
Another monument symbol of Milan is the Sforza Castle. Further east are the Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio, considered the second most important church of the city. Another site of interest goes to the Monumental Cemetery, which houses the tombs of the most illustrious citizens of Milan; more modern construction are the Central Station, and Giuseppe Meazza Stadium.
The city also has plenty of museums and art galleries; the most famous is certainly the Pinacoteca di Brera.