The New York Times has recently published an article on the fall of Rome and the ascent of Milan. It's an old debate that recently Milan seems to be winning. I'm not surprised. Living in Milan is a far cry from the majority of expat lives I read about in the blogs I follow, and I think it's spoiling me for life in other parts of Italy.
There's something to be said for clean streets, good public transport and recycling... even if we haven't got the colosseum.
All hail the new Italian capital!