Monday, June 1, 2009


I have some seriously mixed feelings about Milan. I'm really not impressed with it, I think I was expecting some fancy, glamorous city, and really it's kind of dirty and boring.

This is a fountain in front of the Castello Sforzesco. Apparently the castle was turned into barracks by the Austrians back in the 1700's so it wasn't the pretty castle I was imagining. Sigh.

The Galleria, this place is pretty and interesting to look at, I think it is the oldest shopping mall in Italy? Or something like that.

Ok the Duomo I was impressed with. I really loved the inside of this church, it is gorgeous and amazing. All the pillars, I love that.

Me outside of the Duomo, it is an impressive building though, right? I think I enjoyed that the most, and unfortunately that was the first thing we did yesterday so everything else was sort of blah after that. We saw a bunch of other churches and whatnot but I'll post those pictures on facebook when I get back, they aren't too exciting. Our hotel here is very nice, the most like a real hotel out of any place we've stayed so far. And breakfast is included in the price so that was sweeeeeeet this morning.
Milan doesn't seem very Italian to me though, but I don't really know what I was expecting. I know it's a very different city from Venice but...I dunno. Plus yesterday was Sunday so a lot of stuff was closed, and today is a holiday so a lot of stuff is closed, maybe that has something to do with it? But the train ride from Venice to Milan was verrry pretty OH and we stopped in Verona!! (Suzy you can imagine how badly I wanted to get out and walk around and recite Romeo and Juliet lines like a total geek). Apparently the train ride from Milan to Geneva is absolutely gorgeous so I'm really looking forward to that!! Ok that's all from Milan. I think we're going to try and go check out the stadium where AC Milan play and then check out the fancy shopping districts (Alex I can't make any promises about the Louis Vuitton wallet but I'll do my best!).

1 comment:

  1. Meg, did you see the Last Supper? Was it open? Is that little old lady still sitting in her folding chair yelling at people taking pictures?