Milan, Italy
Alberto, 38
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What are the Milan spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

The Duomo and Castello.

Do’s and don’ts in Milan: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):

No tipping is needed, and the city is generally all safe, but always watch out.

What do you do and why do you do it?

Who knows!

How much do you spend on an average night out on the town?

Drinking with friends.

Which Milan shops do you hit up when you’re itching for something new?

Libreria Hoepli.

Your all-time favorite musicians:

The Clash, Ramones, The Wailers and Nick Cave.

Which neighborhood is it best to experience during the day / night?

I'd say the Pt.a Venezia neighbourhood.

What’s the one place in Milan you think is underrated?

The Martesana canal and the area with the park around it. It's quiet and cool to have a walk and feels so far from the city.

Drunk and hungry - where do you go in Milan?

To the local bakery shop!

It's freeeeezing out - what should a visitor do?

Visit a museum, like Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, for instance.

Best place for a cheap bite on-the-go:

Pizza Mundial near the Lambrate railway station.

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