Milan is one of the most metropolitan cities in Italy. Here, you will find someone and something from every part of the world. It is one of the world's four main fashion capitals. With that being said, of course you will find the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, built in 1865, this four story shopping mall will give you a quick hit of luxury and magnificence. It is filled with the world's leading couture, jewelry, art, and restaurants.
The food in Milan is remarkable. However, because the city is so large, the true specialty restaurants can be hard to find. When Ashley and I travel, we both make a point to try new places every day. Somehow, we found ourselves at Il Tavolino several nights in a row. The atmosphere is formal, dim lit, and romantic. The menu is extensive and it is by far the best authentic Italian food I had in Milan.
If you ever let yourself walk outside of the overwhelming elegance of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, you will see arguably the most beautiful cathedral in northern Italy. Duomo di Milano is a tourist attraction not only because of its striking architecture, but the sense of community you feel with travelers all around the world that come to visit its beauty.
Milano, we love you