The second largest city in Italy, stylish Milan is widely recognised as the world capital for style and design and is truly a shopping and sightseeing paradise with numerous big name fashion houses having their headquarters based here. If you prefer to experience some culture then a visit to the Milan cathedral is a must, the fourth largest in the world with the largest collection of marble statues to go with it. Sitting proudly atop the cathedral is the golden statue of the Madonna, known to the locals as the Madunina, the little Madonna. Milan also has a wonderful central square, the Piazza del Duomo, surrounded by not only the cathedral but also the Royal Palace of Milan and the impressive Vittorio Emanuelle II Gallery housing all the most glamorous shops. Sports fans can relish in a visit to the home of not one but two of the worlds most famous football teams, A.C Milan and Inter Milan who are both based at the San Siro stadium, one of the largest in Europe with a seating capacity of over 80,000. Milan is also a food lovers heaven, with Milanese dishes including Ossobuco and risotto ala milanese (with saffron).