snapshots of my travels
Admire the Gothic architecture of the Duomo di Milano
Construction of the duomo began in 1386 and took six centuries to finish. It is the largest church in Italy and the fifth largest in the world. It is an incredible example of Gothic architecture, from the outside’s flying buttresses, to the interior’s stained glass windows. Be sure to buy your tickets online ahead of time in order to avoid the long line, especially in the summer.
Window shop in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
In the same Piazza as the Duomo di Milano, you can find the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a practically ancient shopping mall built in 1865 and named after the first king of Italy. Today, the arcade contains mostly luxury stores like Prada, Swarovski, and Louis Vuitton, and Michelin star restaurants such as the Pavarotti Milano Restaurant Museum.
Stroll along the Navigli and have an apertivo