More to Milan

The Culturist

Brera

Milan is often described as the commercial and financial centre of Italy. But while in most cases this is a polite way of calling a city ‘ugly, modern and industrial’, for Milan this couldn’t be any less true. A place where new energies brim against rustic backdrops, its lesser appreciated status among Italy’s more popular destinations is unwarranted – and yet makes any visit an unexpected delight.

Culturally speaking, Milan is a city of international renown. In 2009, it surpassed New York and Paris in being regarded the fashion capital of the world, a title that even passing locals seem to live up to. Famed also for its triumphs in modern design, the Milan Furniture Fair joins Fashion Week as an important annual fixture. Music is also a crucial to the city’s identity, which is the home of La Scala, one of the leading opera houses in the world…

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