A day in Milan
Milan Travel Blog› entry 3 of 4 › view all entries
September 7th, 2009 – by: lamadude
The hostel where I was staying was pretty weird, the whole building was surrounded by a fence (very common in Italy, as I would notice during my trip) and the person who greeted me there did not speak a word of english. Now I have no problems with Italians knowing very little english, they can speak what they want of course, but when you work as the only person in a hostel it might pose some professional dificulties.
Milan itself then, all the tourists, me included, immediately head for the duomo (cathedral). It is a beautiful and huge church, very un-italian in its style (looks like my friends were right after all ;-) which are usually more modest, this cathedral is more inspired by the cathedrals of Northern Europe. Right next to it you have the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. A 19th century style shopping gallery. Much like the one you can see in Brussels but (even) more extravagant. Of course Milan is a shopping and fashion Mekka, and you can see people shopping and aspiring models walking around everywhere.
After seeing these must-sees I went to the biggest park I could see on my city map to enjoy the Italian weather, I fell asleep lying in the grass and wasted a good 3 hours there.
In the evening I went to a kebab place with the owners of the hostel and a Dutch family, the following morning I took an early bus to the train station and took the train to Venice... (that's for next post)
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