The hard-working Milanese run their busy metropolis with efficiency and aplomb. It is the country's economic engine room, home to Italy's stock market and business centers. This stylish city is also the world's design and fashion capital. It is distinctly sophisticated; shopping, whether of the window variety or - for those who can afford it - the real thing, is of an almost religious significance. Theater and cinema flourish in this fashionable milieu, while top international artists always include Milan while on tour. Food is another one of Milan's joys, try the exquisite Lombard dishes such as the famous risottos.