Oh Milan… I had so much fun exploring this city. Touring the Duomo was unforgettable. The cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete. The Gothic architecture is beautiful, and all the little details make this a must-see stop in Milan. Since we booked a guided tour, I was able to walk away with some very interesting information. The Duomo is the fifth largest Christian church in the world! I would highly, highly recommend buying the lift ticket to go to the very top.
Another must-see is Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper. It was painted on an end wall of the dining hall at the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Due to the fragility of the work, they limit the amount of time you can stay in the room, and the amount of people that can go in at the same time. Because of that, I would highly recommend purchasing your tickets ahead of time.
A very short walk from the monastery where Leo’s Last Supper was painted, is the BEST Italian pasta ever! So fresh, with a menu that changes daily. El Pastee de Milan is very small, and you might need to practice your italian, as the person helping us did not speak very good English. Definitely worth the stop, and so, so delicious! They even had chocolate tortellini (see picture below).
There’s just something about Milan and fashion, isn’t there? Right next to the Duomo theres’s a beautiful shopping mall that opened in 1877, called Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. You’ll find stores like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Versace, etc. Oh, and Laduree!!! So if you stop by don’t forget to pick up some macarons!