Although it was a little gloomy and the temperature hoovered around 6 deg for most of the day – it didn’t rain for our last day in Italy. Milan, the city of world fashion, was lovely to see.
We were absolutely amazed at how large the Duomo is. It is the third largest cathedral in the world with a capacity to seat 40,000 people. Construction began in 1386 and took five centuries to complete. No wonder as it is huge.
In the piazza outside the Duomo we were lucky to see this medieval festival with period costumes, flag throwing and accompanying music. It was very impressive.
The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is a beautiful building and houses many of the high end shops.
We had lunch in the La Rinascente shopping centre. Pizza and salad…pretty much italian.
Here is the perfect girls chocolate gift – shoes and handbags made of chocolate.
The Castello Sforzesco was built in 1368 as a fortress and today it is a museum and culture centre hosting art exhibitions and various other displays.
We walked Via Dante, Vittorio Emanuele II and Monte Napoleone which are home to all the lovely fashion labels. But rather than show you the winter fashions on display, here are their lovely Christmas displays instead.