Piazza Belgioioso is a very central square of Milan not far from the Duomo. It's a small jewel surrounded by important palaces. One is the Palazzo Belgioioso, a large neoclassical building designed at the end of 18th century by Giuseppe Piermarini, architect who is remembered for his Teatro alla Scala. Another is the palace where for a long time lived the Italian novelist Alessandro Manzoni, whose novel The Betrothed, "I Promessi Sposi", is considered one of the masterpieces of the world literature.
Italy’s and perhaps the world’s capital of fashion and design, Milano is home to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, which is possibly the world’s oldest shopping mall. The city is currently undergoing an architectural renaissance, which will culminate in a new skyline for the Expo 2015, which will be hosted in Milano. Visitors can take advantage of an extensive public transportation system, which includes metro, buses, trolleys and trams.