Facts in brief:
One of nation's richest cities; sacked by Attila the Hun 452 & Goths 539; battled for autonomy with nearby cities 11th-12th cen.; controlled by Sforza family 15th cen. & by Spain 1540-1706; won independence from Austria 1848; heavily bombed during WW II.
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