Milan is an urban and trendy city in northern Italy and serves as both the country’s financial and design center. This juxtaposition between modernity and culture creates a beautiful cityscape filled with skyscrapers and old churches. I could spend weeks in this city, soaking in the amazing sights, eating traditional Milanese food, and attempting to look chic in one of Europe’s most fashionable cities.
Bologna is often overlooked as a city to visit in Italy compared to its famous Rome, Florence and Venice neighbors. However, Bologna is not to be ignored and is especially attractive for the foodies out there. In my previous job, I had the opportunity to basically commute between Bologna and New York for a six-month period, getting to know this under-the-radar city.