Having been to Italy before (you can read more about that here), I kind of knew what to expect. Our first stop in Italia though was Milano, one city I actually have never visited before. It had all the charm of the Italia I knew, but was still rather different and interesting to explore. With Christmas only days away, the place was bustling with people running last minute errands. We wandered around the main square, gazing up at the extraordinary Duomo: Milan's main attraction. It looked gorgeous in the golden light of nighttime in the city and held the promise of more exciting experiences to come.