"Architecture is a Crystal": Milan and its new skyline
Milan is by far the most cosmopolitan of Italian cities, being since ever the financial and fashion capital. Its growth has produced a virtuous mixture of architectural forms, types and languages, allowing the visitors to see a traditional balcony building face the most modern skyscraper.
This private guided tour will lead you from the Central Station, addressed by its designer as the "cathedral of movement", to the business centre of Porta Nuova, including the tallest building in Italy. Giò Ponti, a revered master of Italian design, once wrote that "Architecture is a crystal"; well, in a few hours you will discover all its shining faces. Finally, a typical lunch at a particular restaurant, to enjoy the well-known risotto "alla milanese" with saffron.