Milan's artistic history dates as far back as the Roman empire, and has many sites that showcase this record. The Pinacoteca di Brera houses one of the most renowned collections of Italian paintings, while the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana is home to both a historical art gallery and library. Milan also has a plethora of contemporary art collections, including the Museo d'Arte Paolo Pini and Societa' per le Belle Arti ed Esposizione Permanente.
Of course, most know Milan as the thriving metropolitan center of Italy. Twice a year, the city hosts Milan fashion Week, causing the streets to become filled with designers, models, photographers, and other industry personnel. Events like this have caused Milan to be ranked among New York and Paris as one of the world's most fashionable cities. This has, in turn, caused the city to have a thriving nightlife that caters to the young and attractive. Most famous for this is Corso Como near Garibaldi Station, an avenue that hosts some of the city's most vogue and exclusive dance clubs and bars.