I am originally from Venice, I am currently living in Hong Kong and I have been pondering the same question for quite some time.
Obviously, your mileage may vary, but these are the reasons that would push me to live in Milan:
A. Excellent public transports: by all means, Milan has modern transport services “by modern standards”, not by the (admittedlypoor) Italian standards. After years of neglect, Milan is now equipped with an excellent metro system (still expanding),the administration is openly trying to curb the traffic congestion in the city center and is pushing people to use bicycles. Continue reading “If you could live in any Italian city, where would you live in?”