Day 2. A Visit to Milan

After breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant we walked to Bergamo’s railway station and bought return train tickets to Milan.  Trains depart frequently and the journey time is one hour.

On arrival in Milan’s Central Railway Station we marvelled at the ornate hall with its large, curved roof adorned with frescoes and chandeliers.

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La Duomo, Milan

We rode the escalator down to the metro and bought day tickets for the Milan transport system.  We then took the metro to Duomo station.  It’s an amazing sight, mounting the station steps and finding ourselves in the main square with its stunning cathedral in front of us and the wonderfully elaborate La Galleria shopping arcade to our left.  There was a lengthy queue to enter the cathedral but this moved quickly and it was only a few minutes until we were inside.  We looked all round then descended into the crypt which was very ornate.

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La Galleria, Milan

Our next stop was La Galleria which must rank as one of the world’s most beautiful shopping arcades, filled with high end stores including Armani and Louis Vuitton.  After coffee and cakes we visited La Scala Opera House and the castle with its attractive gardens.

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The Castle, Milan

Next, it was time to take a ride on one of Milan’s delightful old trams with their highly polished wooden seats.  We travelled out to an outer suburb, had a little look round there, then took another tram back to the railway station.  The front of this grand station was undergoing renovations during our visit and didn’t look as appealing as I remembered it from my previous visits.

The train back to Bergamo was crowded but we managed to find some of the last remaining seats to rest our legs.

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Milan’s old trams

After a short rest at our hotel we decided to have dinner in the hilltop village of San Vigilo at the top of the second funicular.  It took some time to get there but it was worthwhile as the Ristorante Pizzeria San Vigilo had stunning views of the new town below, together with lots of atmosphere as it was very busy being a Saturday evening.  We both had mozzarella and anchovy pizzas which were delicious.

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3 thoughts on “Day 2. A Visit to Milan

  1. I wonder where you’re off to next, Marion (or maybe you’re traveling right now)…? I’m glad you thought my post about trams in Milan, was interesting enough for you to like it. I see you’ve been to Milan a number of times already. If you do have to pass through Milan again, just contact me and I’ll make you a personal plan for the best area in Milan suited for you and the best places to eat there! Or you can just check out my other main blog [ http://www.milanfinally.com/ ]. And if you ever thought of any actions to promote your own blog (at least in the eyes of Google), I am thinking of offering a Guest Post proposal to you (perhaps something that caught your interest in Milan). Contact me at the email address I’ve provided, or at my blogs (as I don’t see any page for contacting you privately on your blog), and we can take things from there. It’ll be good to read more of your travel adventures.

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