Milan can seem a little austere at first, yet beyond this demeanour the epicentre of Italian fashion puts on an impressive show of glamour. While the striking architecture, atmospheric neighbourhoods and avant-garde theatre gives this city its solid charm.
Fashion focused - Milan is a pilgrimage for shopping, from the designer boutiques of the golden quad to the bargains of the outlet stores and hidden gems of the flea markets. Despite this flair for fashion and style, at first glance some might say that Milan lacks the romance of Florence, Venice and Rome, but look closer and you’ll discover its unique appeal. Many of the city’s treasured attractions still stand strong, with the neo-gothic façade of the Duomo and grandeur of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II looking as appealing as in their heyday. Other areas have evolved over time. Picturesque Navigli boasts canal-side cafes while, the chic Brera district still retains some of its original bohemian character.