Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Inspiration for the blog: Milan, Part 2

In all I took 5 trips to Italy last year.  I wasn't able to get into Milan during all of them, but I was able to do enough  to get a pretty good feel for the city.  On one of my trips I spent over a week in Italy due to how much work I had to get done.  This meant I had an entire Sunday free to head into the city (the Italians at my place don't work Sundays).  I decided to spend the entire day seeing things around Milan.  Since it wasn't 11 PM this time I was actually able to go inside and enjoy places, which was pretty exciting!

You are able to go up to the roof of Milan's massive Duomo during the day.  If I remember correctly it was 3 euros to go walk up and 5 or 6 euros to take the elevator.  I needed the exercise and didn't mind the stairs so I walked up.  The views and architecture were beautiful and seeing everything up high is totally different from peering up from the main square.
Roof and buttresses of the Duomo

Detail of the buttresses