Milan is Italy's fast-paced modern metropolis, renowned for its world-conquering fashion industry, supremely stylish inhabitants and achingly hip nightlife. But while it's a forward-thinking city at heart, you'll also find classic European elegance in abundance. The Gothic grandeur of Milan Cathedral, one of the world's largest churches, serves as a reminder of the country's unrivalled architectural heritage.

    Meanwhile, cavernous museums like the Pinacoteca di Brera are veritable treasure troves of Renaissance-era art. After a hard day's work, the Milanese know how to unwind in style, with aperitivo, the time-honoured tradition of pre-dinner cocktails and nibbles, proving a particularly alluring local custom.

    Where & what to eat in Milan

    • 10 Best Local Restaurants in Milan

      Where to find Milan’s best local food scenes is one question you’d ask when going on a culinary adventure in the Italian city. First, about the food. Milan’s culinary tradition has strong ties with the surrounding land and history. Rice, a crucial ingredient in the local cuisine, was imported from Asia by the Viscontis who found that it grew well...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Milan

    • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Milan

      The best things to do after dinner in Milan range from getting up close and personal with masterful works of art to hopping between rooftop bars. Whatever has drawn you to this historic city – art, culture, food, fashion – you can find a taste of it even after the sun has set. But in one of Italy’s most popular travel destinations...

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