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A Trip to The World Fashion City

Author : Sunil Anna
Posted On : 08/27/2011
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Destinations : Milan


Milan is a city in italy and the capital is lomabardy with the population of 1.3 million and its urban area is one of the europe's largets populated area conciding with bordering province monza n brianza,its known as fashion city and locatedin north italy on the border of switzerland.and it has so many cultural munuments to visit.

                                                 A Trip to The World Fashion City

A week before my trip, I started gathering all of the things and information I planned to pack using the same packing list I have used for the past few trips. I was hoping to not have to take a larger bag. On the day of my flight, I tried to fit all necessary things for my trip. We arrived at the airport just in time to check my bag, go through security, and arrive at my gate as the last call was being announced for my flight. Finally our journey starts from Delhi to Milan. Flight took around 8 hour to reach in Milan. Delhi is 3:30 hours ahead of Milan. We arrived in Malpensa airport on Friday evening.
When we arrived at Malpensa, one of those stairway things was driven up to the door of the plane. I don’t recall having to walk down stairs when arriving at Malpensa. Shuttle buses zipped us all over to the arrivi door. Passport clearance was quick. My bag also arrived very quickly which was a first. There was a huge crowd waiting for four small elevators to go down one flight to get to the train station area. I figured it would take at least 30 minutes to get on one of those elevators, so we searched for another way to the train station below. We followed these green arrows and found both an escalator and stairs heading down to the train station. My plane arrived on time. We took the train and arrived in Milan 30 minutes later, finding a row of taxis right outside the train station. The train ticket cost 11 euros and the taxi cost 8 something.
Our room was not ready when we first arrived. I was told that our room was ready. The beds in our room was very inviting. We took a quick shower, and headed out to explore Milan. We wander the market around the hotel. It was gray and cloudy and a bit chilly outside. We came back to hotel had dinner and went to bed directly after that tedious journey.
Next morning we woke at 7 and got fresh and had breakfast and planned to explore the city of fashion(Milan). We hired a cab and headed straight for the Duomo. After taking a few photos, We walked around a bit looking for the Obika mozzarella bar that I had read about. This restaurant is located on the roof of the La Rinascente store. We were seated in the bar area and had a wonderful lunch. After lunch, we spent a few minutes checking out some of the other levels of the store while it was sprinkling outside. Once the rain stopped, we went inside of the Duomo. The entrance into the Duomo is free.
Then we went to the next attraction that was La Scala OPera House. It was the wonderful place we clicked there some pics and move to the next attraction. The Monte Napoleone was the next attraction where we spent our evening. It is a awesome place.
Next day after a wonderful breakfast at our hotel, We headed out to the Castello Sforzesco, stopping in a few shops along the way. The weather was nice and sunny and warm. After walking past the Duomo, We arrived at this street with flags hanging from many countries which leads to to the Castello. Milan has many interesting types of public transportation. Here are a couple of types we encountered on our walk. By the end of day two, my feet really would have appreciated riding one one of these buses or trams but we did not have time to figure out the system. The Castello Sforzesco was very cool place to visit. After taking a few photos of the exterior.
We decided to wander the many museums inside. The cost of the ticket, which included all museums, was I believe 6 euros. Here are a couple of my favorite rooms of the museum. We clicked there so many pics and visited all museums one by one. By this time, We were pretty hungry but we did not want to stop for lunch because we wanted to make sure to find the place where Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper was located. For some reason, We thought we needed to be there 30 minutes in advance. We found it very easy to follow a map and find places in Milan. We almost stopped in a couple of restaurants along the way but continued on. When we arrived, we found out we only needed to be there 10 minutes in advance. However since it was booked for the entire day, We did not want to miss our opportunity to get in and so we found a bar (a place to eat) nearby.
We returned about 20 minutes before our reservation, told the man our name and got our ticket. When it was the time for our group to go in, we were let in to a hallway, where we stood and waited about 5 minutes. This hallway was cooler in temperature. Then the door opened and we were let in. The last supper was bigger than I imagined and definitely worth a visit. We were only allowed to stay in the room to view it for 15 minutes. I would have loved to stay longer. Photos of course were not allowed inside. By this time, our feet were tired from walking all day but we did not see any taxis around. We took what I thought was short cut instead of walking back towards the Duomo. We are so glad we did this because we stumbled upon this amazing Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, located on the corner of Corso Magenta and Via Luini. There were amazing frescoes covering all of the walls with a dividing wall in the middle.
We continued on back to our hotel. Along the way, we came across these Roman Columns located in front of San Lorenzo Maggiore, the oldest church in Milan. We went inside for a peek and then continued on towards our hotel. We started seeing lots of people walking by eating gelato, turned the corner and there in front of us GROM! YUM!! We bought a gelato, walked by Rossopomodoro, a chain place that makes fabulous pizza, and finally arrived at our hotel. In the evening, the rain began. We say began because it has been raining quite a bit since then. We walked back to Rossopomodoro for dinner and had a fabulous pizza, packed, and went to bed. Milan was wonderful. I am really glad we finally visited this very interesting city. I would have been happy to spend a few more days there and will probably return one day.


Tags : Duomo, Milan Travel Report, La Scala Opera House,Monte Napoleone, Milano Centrale, Milan Milano , Castello Sforzesco

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