Milan is Italy's economic powerhouse, a bustling city of finance and industries, media empires, and fashion houses, backed by an impressive cultural heritage of important art galleries and ancient churches. Yet, a 40-minute train ride takes you to the azure pools of "The Lakes," lined with fishing villages, villas, and laid-back resorts. So, what do you do?
You can wander freely about the forest of Gothic carvings adorning the rooftop of its cathedral. Or, go wild on a shopping spree in the world capital of high fashion and top names in haute couture. After 5pm, go on a café crawl, because Milanese bars and cafés have this lovely practice of laying out platters of mini-sandwiches, canapés, olive...Read More