Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Milan, Italy

The four of us spent this past weekend in Milan; the biggest city in northern Italy.

This was just a quick weekend getaway so there was no time to do all of the museums and such. We only had Saturday and part of Sunday. But we sure made the most of the time we had there.

Saturday was a full day of walking around the city as we tried to see as much as possible.

We started off in the city center at the Piazza del Duomo.


The Duomo cathedral is the main symbol of Milan and is just amazing! Which says a lot because the city has some great architecture.

Although this was a budget trip we had to go to the Quadrilatero d'Oro (Golden Quad) to see Prada, Armani, Versace, Pucci, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, etc. But I was good and did not spend a single euro there. Of course, €1 wouldn't have gotten me anything at Prada anyway.

We did notice a lot of police with riot gear out and about. At the Piazza della Scala we found the reason...some sort of communist rally. Go figure.

Leonardo da Vinci lived in Milan for 17 years.

We also really enjoyed the kids singing carols at the Christmas market.
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The only thing that would have made this trip better is if the hostel had not been so terrible. But hey, that's just part of the advendure. There are about 500 pictures that are already loaded up on Flickr.

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