- an industrial city in central Lombardy, in N Italy: cathedral.
- a city in N Italy, in central Lombardy: Italy’s second largest city and chief financial and industrial centre; a centre of the Renaissance under the Visconti and Sforza families. Pop: 1 256 211 (2001)Italian name: Milano (miˈlaːno) Latin name: Mediolanum (ˌmeɪdɪəʊˈlɑːnəm)
city in northern Italy, Roman Mediolanum, from Gaulish medios “middle” + lanu “plain,” in reference to its situation in the Po Valley. Related: Milanese. Capital of the Lombardy region in northern Italy; since the Middle Ages, an international commercial, financial, and industrial center.