The second largest Italian city to Rome, with the 5th largest cathedral in the world, Milan has put itself on the map and marked its spot in history. Napoleon planted himself here, established the Kingdom of Italy and even crowned himself King right here in Milan. Leonardo da Vinci spent some time living here, and his famous painting The Last Supper is now on display at the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. The National Museum of Science and Technology houses many of da Vinci’s other works. For 100,000 euros you can even adopt a gargoyle on the facade of the Milan cathedral, the whole of which took 500 years to complete! The city full of canals, art, and fashion has seen many noteworthy accomplishments, including having the first skyscraper ever built in Italy. During WWII Milan was subjected to carpet bombing and the raids were almost continuous, but the city still stands with all of its history in tow. From 7-9pm each night, you can catch the Milanese taking part in one of their oldest secular traditions, the aperitif. The Italian version of happy house, almost every bar and cafe offers aperitif, complete with snacks and small treats!