Originally Posted by insolentpup
I was thinking of going to Milan and Venice but most people seem to think Milan is boring, dull and expensive.
I spent very little time in Milan--mostly just a transit hub between lake como and florence--but I wish I had been there longer.
It was cool precisely because it was not the giant tourist trap that something like rome or florence has become. There wasn't a gift shop on every block...there weren't big signs telling you where each tourist attraction was. It was definitely a working city, like visiting Chicago and realizing that even at some of the big attractions, most of the people you see are probably locals.
I can see how there are people I wouldn't suggest Milan to, but on SF I would find it hard not to suggest a city with so much awesome fashion and design.