Milan, Italy Photos: The Italian City In All Its Black And White Glory (PHOTOS)

From the more under-the-radar beach spots to the mainstays of Rome and Venice, Italy has long been a draw for American visitors.

When Milan hosts Expo 2015 from May 1 through October 31 of that year, the city expects to welcome some 20 million tourists, according to the Associated Press.

Ahead of this event, a crafty lensman decided to take photos of of Milan in stunning black and white using, of course, a smartphone. See the end result in all its glory below.

Milan in black & white