Everything. Milan is a city of contrasts, from its fascinating dark fascist architecture, like the daunting Nazi-esque Stazione di Milano Centrale – the central railway station built by Mussolini – to the dramatic Duomo. Trams evoke a 20s feel and offer an enjoyable way to get around the city’s innumerable design stores, surrounded by quiet, hidden courtyard cafes. A visit to the glam and glitz of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a shopping must; it is one of the oldest shopping malls in the world, built in 1867. The seat of Prada, the Galleria also houses a number of cult Milanese restaurants and cafes.
Below: the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.