“Milan is a true metropolis: strong and fearless but welcoming, too. Little by little, I came to realise that I could become someone here”. Giorgio Armani
More living city than tourist trap, Milan reinvents itself with every season. The home of Armani and Versace still hosts the world’s greatest fashion shows. You’d think even the pavements were runways, given Milan’s well-dressed locals.
To go with its beyond-chic brand, the city offers countless rooftop bars, restaurants and clubs. Even espresso drunk in a Milano coffee bar feels classy. But you’re not just in some modern metropolis. The Duomo Cathedral, which took 600 years to complete, dominates the city centre and is nothing short of spectacular. 135 spires and 3,400 statues is pretty impressive for one church. Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, one of the most iconic works of art ever made, also sits in Milan. Top off your high-culture trip with a visit to the Teatro alla Scala, where operas, ballet and dramas are staged all year round.
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