Milan is one of the most densely populated cities in Europe; it is the capital of Lombardy Region. It has played several roles throughout its history, including that of capital of the Roman Empire, a political centre of considerable importance in the Renaissance period and capital of the Kingdom of Italy in the Napoleonic period.
Milan is the main industrial, commercial and financial centre of Italy. The city is a major world fashion and design capital. Thanks to its important museums, theatres and landmarks, Milan attracts more than two million annual visitors.
HOST VENUE: FORUM DI ASSAGO
Built in 1990 with a highly innovative design, Mediolanum Forum is the main indoor multi-purpose facility in northern Italy, where major sports and non-sports events can be held. With a seating capacity of 12,657, the arena is one of Europe’s largest and most superb indoor sports facility. It was awarded the European Award for Architecture of Sports Facilities.