Lombardy is one of the most populated regions in Italy, as well as one of the four financial motors of Europe. Milan, its capital, is considered a world capital for fashion and design. As the financial headquarter for Italy, Milan is also a metropolis that owes part of its appeal to the union of hi-tech, as seen in the newly built skyscrapers, and its symbolic sites of art and history. There are numerous cities in Lombardy that are rich in history and art dating back to long-ago ancestors. At the same time, these cities serve as headquarters for highly advanced technological hubs.