This fashion-focused city may be Italy’s most expensive, but that doesn’t mean it has to hit your wallet hard. Look past the posh exterior and you’ll see that Milan is brimming with sights that won’t cost a cent, from glorious churches and exceptional architecture to unusual museums. Here are the best free things to do in Milan.
As a black woman living in London, I’m accustomed to having easy access to my creature comforts: I can pop into Peckham or Croydon for my afro hair products, take the Victoria line up to Tottenham to visit some of the best Ghanaian restaurants, and celebrate my heritage in the latest Afro-Caribbean festivals in Hackney. This multi-ethnic city has generally been a safe space for me and I’ve rarely wanted for anything when it comes to products, food or culture.