Housed in a complex of renovated century-old industrial buildings and new architecture, the Milan outpost of the contemporary art giant Fondazione Prada manages to be as striking as the artwork contained within its walls. Designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, the Fondazione Prada cleverly marries old and new, traditional and unusual, with original structures bedecked in 24-carat gold leaf and a cinema clad in mirrors. Visitors to the complex can enjoy permanent installations, like the “Haunted House”, as well as a year-round calendar of temporary exhibitions. A visit to the formica-attired, pastel-coloured, 50s-Milanese-cafe-inspired Bar Luce at the Fondazione Prada, designed by film director, Wes Anderson, rounds off the experience. Just make sure to play a round on the Life Aquatic-themed pinball machine while you’re there.