A paradise for shopping, football, opera, and nightlife. it's also one of the most ancient cities in Europe with more than 26 centuries of history and heritage.
If Rome represents the "old" Italy, Milan represents the "new" Italy. Milan is the most modern of all Italian cities, and it still keeps most of its past history intact. Milan feels more like a bustling, busy, fashionable business capital, with a good number of grand palaces and fine churches in the centre.