Arrived in Milan from Florence and admired the fabulous Milanese train station. It always awes me.
It was fun to see American Tomaso Edison inscribed as one of the world’s great minds.
No time to linger: places to see, people to avoid (crowds that is!). Here’s the archway leading to the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuel; I’ll be back to admire the Christmas decorations when the sun sets. See below.
A quick glance of our first stop: il Duomo. We bought our tickets and got in line to wait for our turn to enter the cathedral and then climb to the roof.
I’ll talk about the duomo in a separate post, coming soon.
So, the duomo took up the entire afternoon and the sun set. Back into the Galleria to admire the amazing Christmas decorations.
Absolutely spectacular! Milan knows how to play up its strong points!
Milano plays host to one of the great Florentine artists: Leonardo da Vinci.
La Scala is nearby to add its gravitas:
The downtown streets of Milan have a modern Christmas vibe:
Back inside the Galleria, we approach the Dolce and Gabbana store, all lit up and no place to go. D&G has no need to go anyplace: the crowds throng to it!
You can see D & G’s neon sign at the end of these over-the-top decorations.
And that’s how Milano preps for Xmas!