Milano In Color! April 25, 2012
Day 13 in Milan:
Another thrill-packed day! Our trip is coming to a close and I’ll be happy to be back home. I hear that Wonder Dog has stayed by the front door, waiting for his momma!
We toured the city’s Fashion District, on our way to the opera house, that was restored about five years ago. Back in the day, people owned their own box seats, reminding me of how patrons used to own their own private viewing boxes at Carnegie Hall, in New York City, as well.
Next, we headed to Milan’s Galleria, a gorgeous domed structure, with shops and restaurants. I know it’s old, but please don’t ask me how old. All the dates are starting to run together in my mind, about now!
We had a little time to spare, before our visit of the Duomo, so we visited a very high-end department store on the square. Believe me, we just browsed. It was too rich for my blood, but the product line was gorgeous! Color is everywhere!
This wasn’t the best angle to take a picture from, but you can see what an amazing structure this is. It was built in the Gothic style, entirely from marble inside and out and it took about 200 years to build. The detail is amazing. I couldn’t take pictures on the inside of the cathedral, but you can imagine, I’m sure!
Back on the train, to our hotel, we saw that the storm had covered the nearby Alps with a fresh coat of snow! So pretty with the sun out again.
I’ll be wrapping up our travel log tomorrow. Thanks for joining me along the way!
Until next time,