Globally renowned for being Europe's fashion capital and possessing one of the most impressive cathedrals in the world, Milan is also an important heritage site for European basketball. The city's stylishly attired residents were first able to cheer on a local team as far back as 1936 when a local businessman founded Olimpia Milan. Italian League titles were gobbled up on a regular basis throughout the first few decades of the club's existence, as Milan regularly battled hard with local rivals Pallacanestro Varese and northern Italy developed into one of European basketball's main hubs. Milan's presence at the top table has been maintained throughout, and the club has regularly challenged for top European honors, winning back to back EuroLeague titles in 1987 and 1988. Recent years have seen Milan's resurgence on the continental stage. The city's basketball tradition remains as strong as ever, making it a perfect stop for visiting fans, and especially those who love a little style with the game!