If Rome tells the story of Europe’s past,Â” then Milan represents the Â“future. Here, locals hustle past grey limestone buildings and graffitied walls, rushing to work with an espresso in hand. At the outset, Milan seems to lack the historic romance of Old Italy, the leisurely pacing of Florence and Venice. The urban atmosphere catches many travellers off guard, but don’t be fooled -- this city has everything: Leonardo da Vinci’s "The Last Supper," a bar designed by filmmaker Wes Anderson and a 120 ft tall “Tree of Life” sculpture made of steel and wood for the 2015 World Expo. Take your time discovering the many layers of Milan, traversing the cobbled streets of the world’s most famous shopping district, Quadrilatero d'oro della moda (Golden Fashion Quad) and watching a fascinating new opera premiere at La Scala.
Popular Attractions: Quadrilatero d'oro, The Duomo, Brera Art Gallery