Expo 2015 is right around the corner, and throughout the city of Milan, prominent architects want to show what they’re made of. Before long, many areas surrounding the center will be hard to recognize. Despite all the changes, one thing will stay the same: the quality of life in Italy’s second-largest city. Residents of Milan love their aperitivo—a way to kick off the evening with a drink in one hand and an appetizer in the other. Naturally, living up to Milan’s reputation as Italy’s fashion capital, every detail of their look has to be just right. The same sense of personal style is evident in the daytime, as a brief stop by Cathedral Square will demonstrate. Take a moment to relax there to get a feel for the city before heading off to explore exciting sights and trendy stores.