A Snapshot From / Milan

Masterpieces abound in Milan

Recently I have been writing about my newfound love of The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. But this iconic painting is not the only masterpiece in Milan. Everything seems to be an incredible work of art in this fashionable metropolis.

Exhibit #1: The Duomo — The fourth largest church in Europe (fifth largest in the world!). Construction began in 1386 and was built to house 40,000 people, or Milan’s entire population at the time. It is also home to thousands of statues both inside and out, and you can get a birds-eye view of the city by taking a rooftop tour.

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Exhibit #2: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II under a gorgeous summer sky —  For fashion at its highest, look no further. The Galleria, built in the late 1800s, is considered one of the world’s oldest shopping malls. Packed with shoppers, diners and wanderers, it’s easy to see why the Galleria is nicknamed il salotto di Milano (Milan’s drawing room).

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Exhibit #3: The train station — Rarely have I had a train station take my breath away for its beauty, but I found myself gasping and reaching for my camera in Milano’s stazione Centrale.

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Exhibit #4: Artfully displayed (insert any noun here):

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11 thoughts on “Masterpieces abound in Milan

  1. Wow, your blog followers wont need to visit Italy because you cover it so beautifully. Just kidding about not visiting Italy, its a must. The people, the food and the architecture is the best. Love you my beautiful daughter😚

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