Like a tourist in Milan

Hey guys! Last few weeks were pretty hectic but I came back with another post in the italianguest blog. Today’s article is about travelling to a famous city in the north of Italy, known as the “fashion capital”, Milan.

The city has lots to offer, especially now that Christmas is coming closer.
I joined my friends @andrea, @_il_fu_manuel_bianchi_ and @Ariel for a spontaneous trip here. @Ariel, from Taiwan, has never been to Milan before so we had a fun day exploring all together. I felt like a tourist as well.

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When you think about Milan is hard not to think about the Duomo.

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Standing proud in Piazza del Duomo, this behemoth cathedral has seen more than 600 years pass by and has the history to prove it!
After more than 150 steps ( I lost the count after that) we reached the top of the Duomo and the view up there was even more breathtaking!

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After the (almost) endless line at the cathedral we had late lunch. My friend @andrea picked the right place for a good pizza: Camillo Benso. A good italian restaurant, close to the metro stop “Turati”, easy to notice. Fairly prices& nice atmosphere.

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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is just next to the Duomo, and houses many luxury flagship stores (Prada, Gucci, Bottega, Louis Vuitton etc). It is well worth a visit for the beautiful ceilings and patterns. Even the McDonald’s inside the gallery looks more posh than ever! I guess Milan is Milan after all.

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The Sforza Castle houses a lot of museums. We didn’t really venture into the museums, but just strolled around. It consists of different styles, which makes it interesting to look at and take in.

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Snack time at Luini before getting ready to go home. I had two panzerotti with tomato and cheese. Every time I go to Milan I always eat one. It became a tradition.  The place is take-away, always crowded but it’s worth it!

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I had a wonderful day. I’m happy I got to see my friend @andrea from Australia and meeting his friend @Ariel.

Hope you like this post and see you to the next one!

Ciao!

http://www.duomomilano.it/en/
http://www.camillobenso.it
http://www.luini.it/eng/index.htm

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