Which are the most interesting cities to visit in 2015? Like every year, the Lonely Planet team of experts has picked out 10 places worth visiting next year, and Milan is in third place.

Here is the reason:

Milan is a city of lavish wealth and almost frightening elegance. But in 2015, Italy’s second-largest city will welcome all kinds of travellers. Expo 2015 – the latest of the world fairs held since the mid 1800s – will take place between May and October with a focus on food. The 1.1 million sq metre fairgrounds will be laid out like a classical Roman city. Explore the ‘future food district’, watch cooking demos, wander a plaza full of street musicians, or indulge in nighttime wine-tastings.

In many cases, these are the same “collateral” reasons for attending an international MBA in Milan indicated in our dedicated post, and they perfectly reflect reality. Milan is a city of inestimable artistic and cultural heritage, the “home” of Da Vinci’s Last Supper, of the Brera gallery, La Scala and the famous Cathedral.

It offers endless leisure opportunities and satisfaction to the most demanding palates. It is the international and Italian style capital, creating trends which are exported all over the world. And in 2015, the jewel of the EXPO will be added to this rich crown.

What do you think? What are the best reasons for visiting and studying in Milan in 2015?