The reputation of Milan, is that it is usually the least favorite city of Italy, compared to romantic Rome, Venice and Florence. Since it's the corporate center of the country, it can at times seem “cold” and “closed.” With a few architectural wonders to call its own, it is also internationally known as a fashion and design capital. Milan is quite the opposite as it takes time and patience to discover the gems and history hidden in this city.
I enjoy the city living that Milan offers and its cultural scene—especially art and food—have grown significantly in the last few years. I'm a native New Yorker and a foodie at heart, so I have enjoyed discovering both the city's classic offerings as well as the international restaurants and cafes. Here is how I'd rec you spend 24 hours in Milan.
Opening photo by Christine Davis