Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519) - one of the greatest artists and scientists in history. Leonardo da Vinci spent many years of his life in Milan, where he worked for the Sforza family. His fresco "The Last Supper" is located in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan.

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901) - famous Italian composer. Giuseppe Verdi was born near Parma, but spent much of his life in Milan. He wrote many of his operas for Milan's La Scala, including "La Traviata" and "Rigoletto".

Alessandro Manzoni (1785 – 1873) - Italian writer and poet, author of the classic novel "The Betrothed" ("I promessi sposi"), which is considered one of the most important works of Italian literature. Manzoni spent part of his life in Milan.

Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863 – 1938) - Italian poet, writer and politician who played a key role in Italian cultural and political life at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Although he was born in Pescara, he had a close relationship with Milan.

Enzo Ferrari (1898 – 1988) - founder of the Ferrari automobile company. Enzo Ferrari was born in nearby Modena. He started his racing career in Milan.

Alessandro Volta (1745 – 1827) - Physicist Alessandro Volta, known for his work on electricity, was born in the nearby town of Como.

Franco Moschino (1950 – 1994) - founder of the fashion brand Moschino. Franco Moschino, an Italian fashion designer, has gained recognition in the field of haute couture. His fashion house is based in Milan.

Luchino Visconti (1906 – 1976) - an important Italian film director, screenwriter and actor, one of the key figures of Italian neorealist cinema. His works include the film "Rocco and his brothers" and "Death in Venice".

Marco d'Agrate (1504 - 1574) - an important Renaissance sculptor. You can admire his most interesting and somewhat terrifying work "St. Bartholomew flayed" in the Milan Duomo.

Statue of St. Bartholomew by Marco d'Agrate
Statue of St. Bartholomew by Marco d'Agrate