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Let’s get one thing out the way: Milan means fashion. Right? Well, yes. And no. If you’re looking for a blowout shopping spree then the designer boutiques dotted around the city’s cobblestone streets will be more than happy to welcome you - and your credit card. But in truth Milan is about more than the latest Fendi collection.
Art and food lovers are just as likely to feel at home here, with gallery and restaurant openings jostling for space in the Milanese diary. The canny visitor will also quickly discover the unique characteristics of the city’s different areas. If you’re after an artistic vibe head to Brera or overload your Insta account with images of beautiful buildings in Porta Nuova. For a distinctly local feel, check out Porta Romana and don’t miss the world-famous attractions of Duomo. And cap it all off with cocktails at the city’s best bars in Navigli. With so much on, you might just find shopping slips to the bottom of your to do list...
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