- Restaurants off the beaten track might be unwilling to serve you dinner after 8.30 p.m.
- Milanese tend to drink their coffee long, with added water, rather than espressos favored elsewhere in Italy
- Milan's chefs aren't afraid of tinkering with the tried and trusted Italian dining experience
This piece, and several others on Milan, complement the CNNGo TV series. Starting with a tour through the city with two top fashion models and a photographer, this month's CNNGo TV episode then ventures into the "fashion quadrangle," arguably the most fashionable shopping district on the planet, and also takes a trip to the city's most famed umbrella maker. More on Milan plus the full show can be found here: www.cnn.com/cnngo
(CNN)You could be forgiven for thinking that Italy's second city is all about fashion and finance.