I love this city, it's quite different from the rest of italy. I think it's really underrated, probably because the rest of italy is so famous historically. Milan is a really good example of today's italy. But it is still a charming and interesting place. The Duomo is breathtaking, and there is always something interesting going on. The canal district is great. Milan has great pasteries. Tired of pasta and pizza? China town is a great place to find something different.
Insider Tip:Use the metro to get around, Milan has some of the best public transport in Italy. And according to my Italian friend that is a pastery chef, Milan is home to some of the most prestigious bakeries and pastery shops.