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A mall with class

Milan: capital of fashion and the aperitivo originale

Destination: Milan

Dress to impress, dine with finesse, relax in top hotels and indulge in some high end retail therapy. Your bank manager won't like it but you will love it - and everything else that Milan has to offer

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Evening at La Scala (c) Fiona Bradley

Nightlife in Milan: opera and the performing arts

Destination: Milan

Milan has enormous cultural wealth, including opera, ballet and music, from classics to jazz, rock to heavy metal, theatre and festivals. Those who look can find world-class entertainment.

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Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio: the antithesis of Milan’s famous cathedral

Milan - appearance isn't everything

Destination: Milan

Milan may be famous for its fashion but read my guide where I scratch below the superficial surface taking you to the best restaurants, bars and sights

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The Dumo Di Milano

Milan: northern Italy’s much-overlooked style capital

Destination: Milan

Whether it's fine wine, fine food, fine art or fine clothes, the northern Italian style capital that is Milan is a must see destination - preferably through massive sunglasses

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No trip to Milan is complete with a visit to a gelateria

Milan: Italy's capital of cool

Destination: Milan

Rub shoulders with the fashion pack, pay homage to Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper and marvel at the 135 towering spires of the Duomo in Italy’s most stylish city, Milan

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Shopping in Milan: the cheap(er) side of the street

Destination: Milan

Milan may be one of the world's fashion capitals but there are ways to make your euros stretch that little bit further.

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Shopping in Milan: do it in style

Destination: Milan

If money is no object – or you just want to press your nose up against the windows of designer heaven, Milan is the place to be. But where should you start looking?

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Versace store, Milan

Shopping heaven in Milan

Destination: Milan

In a city where bus drivers wear Prada and policemen wear Armani, it's no wonder they take their clothes shopping seriously. Welcome to the fashion-conscious streets of Milan

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Opera in the 1stC Roman arena in Verona

The ultimate night out: opera in Verona.

Destination: Venice

If you think you don't like Opera - try this. A night out does not get any better. All for €20!! All easily done on a short break on a cheap flight to Milan.

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Kreator concert at Rolling Stone (c) opethpainter

Nightlife in Milan: where to party

Destination: Milan

Milan has plenty of places to party, from huge rave clubs to tiny backstreet bars and chic, sleek cocktail lounges. Fashion moves fast here, with the in-crowd following word-of-mouth recommendations.

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