Why It's Worth It

While its modern, industrial looks may not seem appealing at first, Milan is host to many ancient ruins, historic structures, and robust works of art that can't be ignored. From the famous Duomo di Milano to Da Vinci's most famous painting, the city is not one to miss. Catch an opera at the renowned Teatro La Scala, and stand in awe of the oldest and most beautiful shopping mall in the world, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, in this impressive city that has perfected the art of blending old and new. —Delisa Zak