Saturday Snapshot - Milan
Last summer, my husband and I took a trip to Italy. Milan was our last stop, and we weren't there for very long. We had one evening and one full day, and then our flight left the following day to come back home. We walked 16 miles in our day in Milan, trying to see as much as we could. We also stopped for gelato three times. Gelato has to be one of the best parts of Italy!
We started by touring La Scala Opera House, one of the most famous opera houses in the world.
Then we visited the Milan Cathedral, the largest church in Italy. You could even go up on the roof, where - believe it or not - they showed movies on Friday nights during the summer.
Next was the Sforza Castle. The white things on either side are exhibition areas for the upcoming Expo 2015, which Milan is hosting.
Then we spent a lot of time just wandering around the city. We happened across this church, the Santa Maria della Grazie, where da Vinci's Last Supper is. Unfortunately, the tickets were all sold out for the day. So we just kept wandering and ate some more gelato!
Saturday Snapshot is hosted by West Metro Mommy.
3/7/2015 04:00:44 am
Beautiful photos of Milan. On our trip to Italy, we didn't make it to that lovely city, but I hope to go back someday. I definitely agree with you about gelato. We had gelato every day during our trip.
3/8/2015 06:52:31 am
I feel like we only got to see a small part of Milan, even though we did so much walking. I'd love to go back someday, too! Definitely so I can eat more gelato. :)
3/7/2015 12:45:12 pm
Beautiful photos, but I was distracted by your comment about gelato. Yum it is the BEST!
3/8/2015 06:53:02 am
I agree! Gelato should be part of our daily meals. :)
3/8/2015 06:53:54 am
French ice cream is good, but not quite as good as gelato. There's something about the creaminess. I think it would be fun yet terrifying to watch a movie up there, since I'm afraid of heights! :)
3/8/2015 06:54:44 am
Rome and Florence definitely get more attention, but Milan is a beautiful city. I agree that it's definitely worth a visit!
3/8/2015 01:02:57 am
Ah, all of the images you've gradually been sharing of your Italy trip have seriously increased my want to visit Italy!
3/8/2015 06:55:50 am
I'm glad my love of Italy is spreading. At least you're on the right continent. A bit easier to get there for a weekend or so. :)
3/8/2015 05:26:04 am
Beautiful pics! I have never been to Italy but would love to go - thanks for sharing your travels!
3/8/2015 06:56:21 am
Thanks, Sue! I highly recommend a trip to Italy. It's so beautiful!
3/8/2015 06:50:08 am
Milan looks wonderful and I had no idea it had so many wonderful old buildings. The idea of seeing movies on the rooftop would sound like a lot of fun. I guess you would need to learn Italian first so you could understand what was being said on the movies though.
3/8/2015 07:21:40 am
Yeah, that whole language thing kind of got in the way. :) We were even there on a Friday, so we could have gotten tickets for the movie - but we don't speak Italian. Might have been worth it just for the location, though! :)
3/8/2015 07:12:08 am
What amazing photos! This is definitely on my bucket list (you know, someday).
3/8/2015 07:20:46 am
Thanks, Allison! I hope you get to go someday. Italy is amazing!
3/8/2015 07:34:03 am
Lovely photos of Milan! The Milan Cathedral is my favorite in Italy - so stunning.
3/8/2015 08:15:35 am
Thanks, Emily. The Milan Cathedral is just so big! You can't help but be overawed. :)
3/9/2015 01:26:55 pm
The only reason we were able to spend a day there is because we flew in and out of Milan. I'm glad it ended up on the itinerary! Hope you get to visit it sometime!
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