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Milan (Italian: Milano [miˈlaːno], Milanese: [miˈlãː]) is a city in northern Italy, capital of Lombardy, and the second-most populous city in Italy after RomeMilan served as the capital of the Western Roman Empire, the Duchy of Milan and the Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia The city proper has a population of about 1.4 million while its metropolitan city has 3.26 million inhabitantsIts continuously built-up urban area, that stretches well beyond the boundaries of its administrative metropolitan city, is the fourth largest in the EU with 5.27 million inhabitantsThe population within the wider Milan metropolitan area, also known as Greater Milan, is estimated at 8.2 million, making it by far the largest metropolitan area in Italy and the 4th largest in the EU.Milan is considered a leading alpha global city, with strengths in the field of the art, commerce, design, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, services, research and tourism.
Its business district hosts Italy's stock exchange (Italian: Borsa Italiana), and the headquarters of national and international banks and companiesIn terms of GDP, it has the second-largest economy among EU cities after Paris, and is the wealthiest among EU non-capital citiesMilan is considered part of the Blue Banana and one of the "Four Motors for Europe". The city has been recognized as one of the world's four fashion capitals thanks to several international events and fairs, including Milan Fashion Week and the Milan Furniture Fair, which are currently among the world's biggest in terms of revenue, visitors and growthIt hosted the Universal Exposition in 1906 and 2015The city hosts numerous cultural institutions, academies and universities, with 11% of the national total enrolled students.
Milan is the destination of 8 million overseas visitors every year, attracted by its museums and art galleries that include some of the most important collections in the world, including major works by Leonardo da VinciThe city is served by many luxury hotels and is the fifth-most starred in the world by Michelin GuideThe city is home to two of Europe's most successful football teams, A.CMilan and F.CInternazionale, and one of Europe's main basketball teams, Olimpia Milano.
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Venice ( VEN-iss; Italian: Venezia [veˈnɛttsja]; Venetian: Venesia or Venexia, pronounced [veˈnɛsja]) is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto regionIt is situated on a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by over 400 bridgesThe islands are located in the shallow Venetian Lagoon, an enclosed bay that lies between the mouths of the Po and the Piave rivers (more exactly between the Brenta and the Sile)In 2018, 260,897 people resided in the Comune di Venezia, of whom around 55,000 live in the historical city of Venice (centro storico)Together with Padua and Treviso, the city is included in the Padua-Treviso-Venice Metropolitan Area (PATREVE), which is considered a statistical metropolitan area, with a total population of 2.6 million.The name is derived from the ancient Veneti people who inhabited the region by the 10th century BC.
The city was historically the capital of the Republic of Venice for a millennium and more, from 697 to 1797It was a major financial and maritime power during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and a staging area for the Crusades and the Battle of Lepanto, as well as an important center of commerce—especially silk, grain, and spice, and of art from the 13th century to the end of the 17thThe city-state of Venice is considered to have been the first real international financial center, emerging in the 9th century and reaching its greatest prominence in the 14th centuryThis made Venice a wealthy city throughout most of its historyAfter the Napoleonic Wars and the Congress of Vienna, the Republic was annexed by the Austrian Empire, until it became part of the Kingdom of Italy in 1866, following a referendum held as a result of the Third Italian War of Independence. Venice has been known as "La Dominante", "La Serenissima", "Queen of the Adriatic", "City of Water", "City of Masks", "City of Bridges", "The Floating City", and "City of Canals".