Q. I’ll be visiting Milan this summer. Any suggestions of what to do and see, and the best places to stay?

A. TripAdvisor lists 943 things to do in Milan, and it’s a 2013 “Travelers’ Choice” Award winner, although having been there several times it would not be my first choice as a tourist destination. TripAdvisor has a useful “3-days in Milan” itinerary that hits all the tops attractions, such as the Duomo Cathedral and the Brera Picture Gallery. It’s also a good jumping off point to visit Lake Como. It is an amazing place to go shopping for fashion, however, with hundreds of outlet stores. Typically, the summer sales start the first Saturday in July, so if you’re a shopaholic plan your visit for then. Milan is also a great culinary destination. TripAdvisor commenters’ number one hotel in Milan is the Park Hyatt, although I was very impressed with the Four Seasons Milan on my last visit.

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