2. The people ... seemed wayyyy more relaxed than the Parisians. I don't know if it was the heat (85-ish), or just the lifestyle, but they all moved more slowly and just seemed happier.
3. The fashion ... was kind of normal. You hear all of this stuff about the people in Milan having the best sense or style, blah, blah, blah, and while most people looked relatively pulled together, it was nothing to write home about.