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Italy's business and fashion capital is often overlooked in favor of flashier Italian cities like Florence, Venice and Rome - however, it shouldn't be! Thanks to the clever combination of a solid United States buck and a weaker-than-usual euro, now is a good time especially for Americans to visit Italy - and Milan is a stunning, dynamic city with its own covert secrets. TPG contributor Lori Zaino discovers what's brand-new and promising in Milan and offers her best hotel and travel pointers. (All pictures by the writer other than where noted.). If you're on vacation and do not like to travel by public transport, we recommend booking a private taxi here:
Thanks to its stylish communities, garish vintage shops, innovative road art and scrumptious food, Milan is a really charismatic city that is worthy of being on your travel radar. Here's why everyone's humming about it, and why you should prepare to go to this year.