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Our reserved seats

We woke up at 6:00 in order to make our 6:51 bus on the way to Milan and it was FREEZING at the bus stop. We actually go to fit everything (clothes, toiletries, blankets) into Alida’s backpack and trucked out to the train station Kussnacht am Rigi. Unfortunately the train reservations cost $16 each way and each leg. So one way down was $32 and then back up was $64, and it was worth the money. Our train to Milan Centrale was 2 ½ hours and surprise, surprise I slept on the train, and after the 2 ½ train ride we hit the ground running. First we bought an all day Metro ticket for $3, not this $3 one way in some cities.

Alida on the train
And we hoped on the metro toward Durmo, Home of the Durmo Cathedral. When exiting the Metro stop at Durmo there are musical steps, the make the note sound as you step on the steps. Unfortunately when we arrived there was a riot taking place and we wanted nothing to do with that, so we found some off the tourist path shopping and then we saw some rioters dispersing, so we made our way back to Durmo. The Cathedral was gorgeous, stained glass statues and just the structure was breathtaking. After Durmo we hit the famouse shopping building Galleria Vitterio Emanuele II. Which would be one of the only places in the world with a Louie Vitton next to a McDonalds. We walked around some more streets until we found the main shopping area, which actually had a very large Armoni Store and on top of the store they were building an Armoni Hotel, CRAZY I know.
On the Train
While walking around we also found a statue of Alessandro Francesco Tommaso Manzoni and Leonardo Da Vinci. We made our way back to the Metro to go see Castello Sforzesco. This Castle was build and demolished many times and taken over by many a people. Today the Castle holds 3 museums, has a fountain out front, a courtyard and now belongs to the city of Milan. Once inside the castle this was a great resting spot to peel back the heavy coats because the Italian weather was cold that morning and in the afternoon it was the high 50's. There was another fountain/artwork piece inside the courtyard that was supposed to be crying out of his eyes but instead he was crying out of his forehead. On the other side of the castle was a small carnival set up with rides and booths called Luna Park. And behind that was a beautiful park with an arch in the distance. We enjoyed the scenic view of the park and made our way back to the Durmo Cathedral for gelato and to catch our train to Rome. Dinner was on the train and consisted of a ham and mayo sandwhich, pringles and a coke. We arrived in Rome at 11:00pm and was in our Bed and Breakfast room by 11:10pm safe and sound at the Christina Hotel Termini.

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Our reserved seats
Our reserved seats
Alida on the train
Alida on the train
On the Train
On the Train
At the Milan Train Station
At the Milan Train Station
Jackie
Jackie
Duomo Cathedral with a riot happen…
Duomo Cathedral with a riot happe…
Duomo Cathedral with a riot happen…
Duomo Cathedral with a riot happe…
Statue in front of the Durmo Cathe…
Statue in front of the Durmo Cath…
Statue in front of the Duomo Cathe…
Statue in front of the Duomo Cath…
TV outside of the Duomo Cathedral
TV outside of the Duomo Cathedral
Interesting Artwork
Interesting Artwork
Inside the Duomo Cathedral
Inside the Duomo Cathedral
The Madonna inside the cathedral t…
The Madonna inside the cathedral …
Picture with me and my purse insid…
Picture with me and my purse insi…
The ceiling of the Cathedral
The ceiling of the Cathedral
Inside the Duomo Cathedral
Inside the Duomo Cathedral
Inside the Duomo Cathedral
Inside the Duomo Cathedral
Inside the Duomo Cathedral
Inside the Duomo Cathedral
Gory 16th-century statue of St. Ba…
Gory 16th-century statue of St. B…
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Jackie and I outside Duomo
Jackie and I outside Duomo
Musical stairs that actually make …
Musical stairs that actually make…
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Louie Vitton and a mcDonalds right…
Louie Vitton and a mcDonalds righ…
Alessandro Francesco Tommaso Manzo…
Alessandro Francesco Tommaso Manz…
Alessandro Francesco Tommaso Manzo…
Alessandro Francesco Tommaso Manz…
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci
Building
Building
Armani Hotel
Armani Hotel
Castello Sforzesco
Castello Sforzesco
Castello Sforzesco
Castello Sforzesco
Castello Sforzesco fountain
Castello Sforzesco fountain
Castello Sforzesco
Castello Sforzesco
Castello Sforzesco
Castello Sforzesco
Castello Sforzesco
Castello Sforzesco
Castello Sforzesco
Castello Sforzesco
Castello Sforzesco
Castello Sforzesco
Castello Sforzesco
Castello Sforzesco
Castello Sforzesco
Castello Sforzesco
one of the courtyards
one of the courtyards
This piece of artwork was supposed…
This piece of artwork was suppose…
Arch and Park behind Castello Sfor…
Arch and Park behind Castello Sfo…
Arch and Park behind Castello Sfor…
Arch and Park behind Castello Sfo…
Cool Artwork
Cool Artwork
We ate lunch here it was amazing
We ate lunch here it was amazing
Train station
Train station
Megan Fox Armani photos are EVERYW…
Megan Fox Armani photos are EVERY…
Milan
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