They say it’s boring, grey and quiet. But they couldn’t be further from the truth. Milan, the capital of Lombardy, has other values. It is not Rome, it is not Florence and much less Naples or Sicily. Among its palazzos, its towers, parks and villas, there is an underlying calm through the centuries, which is only disrupted – significantly – by the creative momentum that has led the world’s leading architects, designers and stylists to make it the city of design, fashion and gastronomy. Milan is not about run-of-the-mill picture-perfect snapshots. But it wins over visitors with its beauty and its class.
Here are 20 reasons to visit and love it. It was difficult to stick to just 20. There are many more hiding behind its complex personality.
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