Milan is best known as the Italian fashion capital thanks to its iconic fashion houses, and the fashion festivals. But, it has so much more to offer: art, historic places and great food.
1. It’s full of art, everywhere
You have the chance to discover the artistic side of Milan. The principal spot is the Duomo cathedral. The church, dedicated to St Mary of the Nativity, is representative of the Italian Gothic style. Or visit the various galleries dedicated to contemporary art and culture.
2. The Milan nightlife is amazing
Yes, Milan nightlife is one of the most fashionable and trendy in the world. Milan nightlife has excellent music and theater performances all year round, art and cultural events held until late.
3. It’s less touristy than other famous Italian cities
Of course, there are still crowded tourist hotspots, but most of the city still feels truly Italian. Milan is less touristy than Rome, Florence or Venice.
4. The Food is unbelievable
Signature Milanese dishes include saffron risotto (Risotto alla Milanese), breaded veal cutlet (Cotoletta alla Milanese) and the traditional Christmas loaf, panettone.
5. It’s Modern and efficient
Milan is well served by and efficient Metro subway or underground rail system, buses and above ground trams.
Bonus: It’s a great base for exploring the rest of northern Italy