I had a little trip to the Italian fashion capital that is Milan last week… I was there for a workshop and although there wasn’t a lot of spare time to explore the city, I did manage a little wander…
Milan Cathedral – the Duomo di Milano – is amazing.  It sits on a central square in all it’s gothic impressiveness.  At 90 degrees to the cathedral on the same square is the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II – Italy’s oldest active shopping mall.  Inside the Galleria were high end luxury shops…  I did a little window shopping.
Trams form an important part of Milan’s transport system and seeing them reminded me of when I was in Lisbon… The temperature when I was there also reminded me of Lisbon.  It was high 20s/ low 30s and sunny and dry each day – nice to feel the warm sun when it’s really starting to cool down here.
I thought Milan was an easy place to get around – I walked pretty much everywhere.  Getting back and forth from Bergamo airport was straightforward too.  That’s quite a pleasant airport I have to say – lots of lovely shops, places to eat and places to sit.  Unlike terminal 3 at Manchester – the less said about that the better.
I enjoyed a little change of scenery and a chance to explore somewhere new.  I ate lots of pasta, focaccia and managed a couple of gelato’s too.  I could see the edge of the beautiful Italian Lakes when I was flying out of the city so maybe that’s one for our travel agenda.
Of course, I did manage to take a few pictures…