Milan is one of Italy's great cities, famous for being Italy's second largest city, after Rome, and for a lot of other interesting things. First of all, Milan is considered to be the fashion center of the world. Gucci, Armani, Versace, Prada, D&G all have their headquarters here, in Milan. Of course, as you have guessed, it's also one of the most expensive cities of the world. To convince yourself, you can visit Milan's fashion district, considered to be one of the world's major fashion districts. You can't think of Milan without thinking of the famous Milan Cathedral, Duomo di Milano. This particular cathedral took almost 6 centuries to complete and it's the largest Cathedral in Italy. If you compare it to the rest of the world, it's the 5th largest so it is definitely a spectacular place worth visiting. If you're interested to see great artwork, you could visit the Church of Santa Maria della Grazie. Here you can admire the very famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci, The Last Supper. Milan is also famous for having Europe's largest opera house, Teatro alla Scala. It's the best Ballet and Opera theater in the whole world and it held a large number of world premieres, such as Nabucco and Otello, by Giuseppe Verdi, in the 1800's or Madama Butterfly, by Giacomo Puccini, in 1904. Also, if you're interested in having a genuine Italian coffee, you can visit the city's chicest cafes, near the Theater. Caffee Cova is Italy's oldest coffeehouse so you'll practically have a taste of Italy's history. Another interesting fact about Milan is that, due to massive immigration over the years, it is currently the most multi-cultural city in Italy. Milan even has it's own Chinatown, starting with the 1920's. There are also a few English schools in Milan, for kids from the English-speaking communities to study in. If you're looking for more places to visit in Milan, you shouldn't miss the Sforza Castle. It used to be the residence of the Duchy of Milan but nowadays it houses a few of the city's museums and art collections. Here you can visit The Pinacoteca del Castello Sforzesco which holds a few world famous masterpieces and art collections, the Museum of Ancient Art, which has Michelangelo's last sculpture from 1564. You can also visit the Egyptian Museum or the Archaeological Museum. You can't leave Milan without having a taste of the Milanese cuisine, which is famous for it's diversity, given the many influences over the years. The cotoletta alla milanese or the cassoeula are known to be among the most famous milanese dishes. As you can see, Milan has a lot of great things to offer. There's always something you can do here, one thing you may no have known is that, even if you're not in Venice, you can still experience a cruise on the still waters. Milan is definitely worth visiting. Whether you're interested in museums and art galleries, do a little shopping in Milan's fashion district or even support your favorite football team at the San Siro Stadium, Milan is the place to be.