If Giovanni D'Anzi sung "Oh mia bela Madunina" (Oh my beautiful Madonna) to celebrate the vitality of his home city, he was no doubt inviting us to visit Milan beginning from its Gothic heart: the Cathedral. It is from here that the city's main streets branch off, although it is also true that to discover its hidden treasures, you need to get lost. Take a walk through the old bohemian district of Brera, where you can visit the Academia, the antiquarian stores and enjoy a cocktail in the historical Bar Giamaica.
Milan the financial capital, is also the Milan of design and fashion: take a wander though the Tortona Zone during the Fuorisalone and visit the fashion district between Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga to admire the window displays of the most renowned Maisons. And, if you're searching for a more literary experience, head towards corso di Porta Ticinese to read the poems adorning the walls and gates. Bizarre, fashionable, creative or slow: it's up to you to choose which of its many faces to discover.

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