Milan is a great city, with every kind of bar, club and museum you could wish for, plus a liberal choice of pizzerias and eateries. Culture vultures, head to the Duomo, the world’s fourth-largest church, and the Pinacoteca di Brera, the city’s leading art gallery. If you like beauty, privacy and good weather rolled into one, Lake Como is just a short drive to the north and the Mediterranean coast only a couple of hours away. For motorsport fans, head south along the autostrada towards Imola to explore the former home of the San Marino Grand Prix. Be sure to stop off at Maranello, the birthplace of Ferrari.