It may not sound like much, but 24 hours in Milan was a generous amount of time compared to last year. Last year we had less than 60 seconds in Milan - a late train from La Spezia put us into the station mere seconds before our connecting train to Venice departed. So 24 hours was a lot, especially since we didn't plan on being there in the first place. But we had an extra day sooooo.....24 hours in Milan.
It was crazy busy and it was a holiday so most of the major sites were closed. No visit to the La Scala Opera house, no visit to the Last Supper. But we had a great time just wondering around the city.
|Milan breathes fashion and shopping is the thing to do. |
The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II lends an old world elegance to current fashion design.
|Home to the flagship Prada store, Louis Vuitton and Gucci.|
|The lovely Galleria was constructed in 1867.|
|A more modern Milan - but notice that the stone is the same as that of the Duomo.|
|There is Art Nouveau/Art Deco Milan.|
|The Milan of the grand (and grafittied) entrance.|
|Decorative to the max Milan.|
|The Milan of odd creatures - a church facade.|
|Sweetly touristic Milan.|
|The Milan of quieter side streets that 1.3 million people call home.|