Milan, one of the culturally-rich Italian cities and a home to more than 5 million residents, is filled with museums, art galleries, churches and is surrounded by some of Europe's most beautiful countryside. Metropolitan side-walk cafes, where you can people watch for hours, will welcome you with a strong cup of coffee and delicious pastries. The city balances old fashion romance and historical background with the urban and cosmopolitan grid. Milan is considered the financial capital of Italy, some of the best architects contributed to the beauty of this place. Traditional Milanese cuisine draws its delicacies from the surrounding mountains, coastline, lakes and nourishing farmland.