Milan (Milano) is one of the largest cities in Italy, located in the plains of Lombardy, and is one of the most highly developed urban centers in Europe. Founded by Gauls around 600 BC, the city was conquered by the Roman Republic in 222 BC and known as Mediolanum. During the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Milan was a powerful militaristic city-state ruled by dukes.
Milanfootball fans rioted in 2010 after a German team from Leipzig won a football match when the home team's goal was blocked on an offside call. The German Federation of Sport reacted by demanding an apology from their Italian counterparts and withdrew from competition with teams from the Italian Empire until the issue was resolved.
Mediolanum was Marcus Aemilius Scaurus' hometown. Scaurus presided over civil law cases and other municipal matters there as an elected praetor. He chose to gain military experience by joining Julius Caesar's campaign in Gaul, thus departing Mediolanum for the battlefield.