A curious movement is happening on the ancient streets of Milan.
While the lingering economic crisis has given a tatty edge to the city, the hub for the World Expo fair in 2015 is abuzz with activity. The lively pocket includes the fabled Brera antiques and art district, and neighboring areas Isola and Porta Nuova. Since glittery skyscrapers designed by fashionable architects sprouted, a flurry of hotels, bars and boutiques have followed. Palpable on the streets of these districts is a creative vibe that enveloped Milan in its glory days.
Here are a few new destinations in the smoggy city’s brightest spot.
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