This is my third day in Milan and I must say that I love this place. It is a living city, where the modern sits perfectly with the past, ie the fascist era, Risorgimento, renaissance and medieval buildings.
In many ways, it is similar to but classier than my home city Melbourne, which has a lot of grand Victorian buildings amidst Art Deco and contemporary skyscrapers etc, combined with grand parks. Milan is also the sporting capital of Italy and is criss crossed by an extensive tram network.
But the level of sophistication and quality of style and design – quite apart from the history – lifts it to another level.
The only thing missing is ready access to the sea.