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Italy’s northern city of bankers and fashion designers is as industrious as it is stylish. While perhaps a little lacking in charm compared to Rome or Naples, it makes up for it with a big city sophistication that will make any New Yorker or Londoner feel at home. Slender stilettos adorn the feet of swanky café-goers, suit-clad businessmen sip espressos, and ultra-functional, stunning buildings rise above it all. Despite this façade of somber, busy elegance, Milan offers travelers some truly enjoyable experiences and very reasonable prices on the basics and beyond. Splurgers on the other hand, will have no trouble indulging in a luxurious hay-day.
While Milan certainly offers stylish modernity, it's also a place of antiquated splendor and simply a stunning place to behold. If you swap your stilettos for a pair of walking shoes, you may even be able to see many notable highlights in a day—but you're certainly welcome to take your time. The city’s main landmark is the enormous, intricately spire-clad Duomo, which sits at the center of the city like it was dropped by God himself. Da Vinci’s The Last Supper narrowly avoided complete destruction from bombing damage during World War II, and now is on display to travelers, though you must book several months in advance. Once the sights are all exhausted, shopping addicts will relish the limitless window browsing that Milan affords. The graceful, light-filled Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (a sight to behold in and of itself) offers some of the best shopping and people-watching in the world; sit down at a café for a good view of the action and bask in the culture of Milan.