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Milan

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We got up this morning and headed into central milan to do some sight seeing. We obviously had "tourist" printed all over us as the second we came out of the metro station we had people hassling us to give them money. Unfortunatley for us we got drawn in by two men who were giving us "good luck" bracelets but then demanded €5 per bracelet, very mean! Luckily we got away with just giving them €5. Dodging more people like this we arrived at the Duomo, a huge cathedral in Milan. It as stunning . We both agreed we'd never seen a building with such detail on it before. Inside was really interesting and a lot different from Notre Dam. It had statues that we couldn't quite understand and the bodies of old Arch Bishops of Milan in glass coffins. We headed up inside the cathedral and walked around on the roof where the amazing detail continued. There wasn't an inch of the building that didn't have some interesting to look at. We got a nice view of Milan from up there, although it was nothing compared to the views we saw in Barcelona and Paris. We continued on our touristy day by visiting a science museum full of Leonardo Di Vinci's work, went to a park and found a castle to walk through. We've had a nice day but Milan, being a fashion capital, seems to be more about shopping than anything else and so wasn't as exciting as other places. We're taking a train and bus to Lake Como tomorrow which we're really excited about. Hopefully the weather will be nicer than today because its been raining on and off all day and we haven't really liked how stuffy its made it.

Posted by LaurenandLennie 17.07.2011 13:45 Archived in Italy

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