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  • 87%
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  • MilanPro 2014
    Travis Katz
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    3 Aug 14, 2014

    Meh. Milan is nice, but as a tourist to me felt more modern and less culturally interesting than cities further south.

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  • MilanAmbassadorPro 2014
    Nally
    4 Apr 11, 2014

    Some Italian cities cater to tourists. Milan certainly does not. Enjoy the fashion, aperitivo time, and the historical sites with real Italians. It may take a little longer to fall in love with the city, but once you do, it's a true love.

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  • MilanPro 2014
    JJ
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    2 Mar 18, 2014

    Other than the Major attraction Milan is just another big grungy city with tons of tourists. I was not amazed by the food. The Duomo is unique and worth while…the Central Park is the other primary reasons to go.

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  • Milan
    Delphi A.
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    4 Mar 04, 2014

    Modern, cheaper from NYC to fly in, best ice cream near Duomo (only locals go there and I was there!), many shopping opportunities, and hey people speaks English here...

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  • MilanPro 2014
    D'Maris Coffman
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    4 Feb 24, 2014

    It took me a while to warm to Milan, which is the most Western European facing of Italy's major cities. Fashion-conscious, well-heeled, and chilly compared to parts further south. But once Milan gets into you, there's an irresistible charm.

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  • MilanPro 2014
    Julia P
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    3 Apr 21, 2014

    Milan is Italy's business-y city. It's more gray than Rome, and much colder. However, you can see opera at La Scala, and stroll through the center, marvelling at the intricate sculptures decorating the Duomo. If you go in for designer shopping, it's definitely on offer. Make sure to stop for an aperitivo (drinks and snacks before dinner) which is a Milanese specialty.

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  • MilanPro 2014
    Rich Carriero
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    5 May 16, 2014

    Fashion, business, turn of the century architecture and cold weather. Milan is one of Europe's great cultural hubs and has been since the Roman times. Octavian went to college here. Ernest Hemingway recuperated from his war wounds and fell in love.

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  • MilanPro 2014
    Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
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    5 Oct 25, 2013

    The fashion capital of Italy is also the gateway to the Lakes region. The hotels are over the top, the style is divine. If you want to see how the other half lives, take a trip to Milan!

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  • MilanPro 2014
    Lauren Baker
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    4 Dec 05, 2013

    An undisputed fashion capital, this city can feel less intimate than others you will encounter in Italy. However, Milan has something for everyone with great shopping, history, architecture and food.

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    zzoukbuzz
    5 Dec 05, 2013

    Always fall in love with Duomo everytime I m back in Milan. It casts a different character today in the setting sun during hot summer.

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    4 Dec 05, 2013

    A surprise to us at how pretty this city is. It's a shopping paradise with a beautiful shopping area around the Duomo. The Duomo is probably the largest cathedral we've ever seen. Nice city.

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  • MilanPro 2014
    Laurel W
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    4 Dec 05, 2013

    Milan is not a top tourist destination in Italy but it is well worth a visit. The city centre is very walkable. The Cathedral, Il Duomo, is amazing. Shopping, of course, if you're a fashionista, but there's also great art and architecture for art and history buffs.

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    Sérgio Alves
    4 Dec 05, 2013

    Very beautiful city, but with to much people selling on the streets. The prices of the shuttles between Malpensa airport and central station are 10€.

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    panda
    3 Dec 05, 2013

    Great city with enough to do to keep you busy for a few days. If you are a fashion head, come for fashion week. If you aren't, come to look at one of the world's largest convention centers that can simultaneously host a good dozen premier fashion shows.

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  • Milan
    Muriel
    5 Feb 09, 2013

    Georgeous, it shines after the restauration! simply the most beautiful cathedral in northern Italy!

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    francesco riedo
    3 Feb 05, 2013

    I found a place very very nice for a have a testy apertivo. Il Tempio d'oro. A bar in v.Leghe street, MM1 stop pasteur..They make a big buffet, vegetarian and etinc food. So tasty..

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    Stephanie
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    5 Dec 25, 2012

    Milan is a city of highend fashion and modern Italian culture. Its location in Northern Italy puts you not far from the mountains, Lake Como, Portofino and Cinque Terra. Very walkable with a reliable public transit supported by bus, subway and tram. For English speakers, Milan was easy to navigate.

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  • Milan
    Rebecca Everson
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    3 Dec 12, 2012

    Milan does not have the charm as the other Italian cities. You need to know people in Milan to really know where to go and what to do. It might be one of the fashion capitals of the world but the city itself really isn't very fashionable.

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    Katia Wu
    5 Oct 20, 2012

    The main reason for going to Milan was to visit the Marni Outlet store. The outlet is inconspicuously located in the suburb, Via F. Tajani, 1. Definitely worth a visit, if you like the brand.

    The other major attraction is the Duomo di Milano. It's the most grandiose, ornate, and awe-inspiring architecture I have ever seen.

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    Toni Corliss
    2 Oct 12, 2012

    Not a fan! I would leave this one off the list unless you are a fashionista. Although I can't figure out how anyone gets creative inspiration from this place!

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A trade city since Roman times, Milan is now a business, financial and fashion hub for Italy, and all of Europe for that matter. If you're looking for three-hour lunches and la dolce vita, head south, as Milan is simply too busy for such pursuits. The city has been conquered or invaded by, well, just about everyone, and remains heavily influenced by Germanic culture. You can't toss your leopard-print scarf over your shoulder here without hitting a boutique run by Gucci, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana or one of the many major fashion designers based in Milan. But non-fashionistas shouldn't fret; history and architecture are also highlights. Check out attractions like the Santa Maria Nascente, Christendom’s third largest church, appreciated for its daunting façade, grand entrance piazza and striking interior. Like everything else here, don’t expect what you know as Italian food at the dinner table, rather, rice and stews often replace pasta. Hotels are constantly full and as a result, expensive ... read more
– you’ll find particularly high prices during the annual Furniture Fair in April, but relatively low prices can found in the city center.

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