When visiting Italy, it seems every destination has enough historical sites to keep you busy for a month. Oddly, Milan and Pisa dont fall into this category.
Milan is a thoroughly modern city and I would hazard to guess a wealthy one. This is not really the place for a budget traveler, but then again budget travelers seem to survive anywhere.
Milan is a good city to stroll around in. One can see a lot of interesting little shops and neighborhoods, but there isnt the monument to you find in most Italian cities. Dont worry, the Cathedral makes up for it all.
In a city with a very modern feel, an old structure dominates. If you have interest in churches, you must visit Milan. The Duomo is simply staggering in appearance. From the outside, it is all gothic spires and frescos. I dont know why, but the place is just radiates intensity and power. The inside of the structure is world unto itself. Marble is everywhere and you cant help but stand around with your mouth open.
I hate to say it, but Milan can be a bit boring once youve had your fill of the Cathedral. The nightlife can be vibrant, but there is a definite dress to be seen feel to...