Q. I’ll be visiting Milan this summer. Any suggestions of what to do and see, and the best places to stay?
A. You might start with TripAdvisor's Things to Do in Milan, as well as this suggested itinerary on how to best spend “3-days in Milan” that hits all the tops attractions, such as the Duomo Cathedral and the Brera Picture Gallery. The city is 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 Room Mate Giulia (closely followed by the Hotel Spadari al Duomo) although I was very impressed with the Four Seasons Milan on my last visit.