UA-119555308-1 Milano // Leonardo, Duomo, Galleria Vittorio & Sforzo Castle | Zu Hause

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Milano // Leonardo, Duomo, Galleria Vittorio & Sforzo Castle






Our first day in Milan was wonderful. We had to wake up too early to catch our flight, which made the travel there quite grueling. The bus from the airport to our hotel revealed to us the vast amount of graffiti in the wider city and the unusual way in which the locals cross roads, negotiating with the cars. Once in the heart of the city, after a nap in our room, we took to the streets and began to explore.

We saw the monument to Leonardo da Vinci, an exciting prelude to seeing The Last Supper the next day. We struggled with maps and road signs to find the Duomo, Milan's cathedral, which is so huge and spectacular. We spent a long time queuing up to get in, and an even longer time exploring the depths of the cathedral. It's so intricate and fantastic.

Next came Galleria Vittorio, a very exclusive shopping arcade which houses the likes of Prada, Louis Vuitton and Armani. The roof is made of glass, making for a sunny yet sheltered shopping experience. We decided to get some gelato there, just to feel the tiniest bit fancy. I got a delicious pistachio one, which threatened to melt all over everything, but was nevertheless delectable.

Our final stop for the day was the Sforzo Castle, another vast entity. Our legs were so tired by this point, that we could hardly walk any more. However, we were impressed by the grounds. An arch loomed in the background, which really caught my eye.

Overall, our first day in Milan was wonderful. It felt great to orient ourselves in a city we'd be spending the next few days in. We got a first glance at the shopping opportunities, and got to enjoy the architecture and the friendly nature of the Italians there.

Have you ever been to Italy?

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