8 Irresistible Cities of Italy ...

Ah, Italy - the land of ice cream and pizza, renaissance art and leaning towers, architectural wonders and hotbeds of style. The cities of Italy are living breathing examples of the some of the most amazing achievements of man through the ages. In Italian cities the food is delectable, the architecture awe-inspiring, the art truly inspiring, and the people chic, elegant, yet somehow still homely. Here’s my pick of 8 Irresistible Cities of Italy:

1. Milan

Fashion, art and design are more than just a flavor in Milan. They are the way of life. Stylish boutiques make for some of the best shopping and undoubtedly Milan is one of the fashion capitals of Europe. The likes of Gucci, Prada, Versace, Armani and Dolce and Gabbana all have flagship stores in the Quadrilatero d’Oro. Milan is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, graced by the world famous opera house La Scala and its stunning cathedral with its marble façade, and it is also home to one of the world’s most famous paintings, Da Vinci’s Last Supper. Take a much earned rest from shopping in the canal side cafes and trattorias of Navigli and enjoy a stroll through Isola to drink in its funky vibe.