The mention of Milan conjures to mind images of catwalks, flashbulbs, and high price tags.  However, there is much more to Italy’s fashion capital than the Via MonteNapoleane – good news for a guy in white Nike sneakers.

The saying goes, “for every church in Rome, there is a bank in Milan,” a tribute to the city’s focus on commercial ventures and industry.  Albeit a small town for sightseers, Milan opts for quality over quantity, with daVinci’s Last Supper, the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuelle II, Castello Sforzesco, and the famous La Scala operahouse packed into a 10-minute walking distance.  But my favorite site by far was Milan’s Duomo cathedral: the 4th largest cathedral in the world, it took over 600 years to complete and features over 3400 marble statues.  I have about a hundred pictures of the Duomo itself; every angle reveals a new and interesting image of the unparalleled artistic vision and grandiosity throughout every inch of the cathedral.

Milan: come for the sights, stay for the cannoli.

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