Meg and Thom's Trip to Italy 2008! travel blog

The Duomo!

Another of the Duomo!

M and T at the Duomo


Hello Everybody!

Meg at the keys.

So today was our last day in Milan, and as you can see weàve addd some photos with varying success. Yesterday was a relax day, so we had a good long wander around the city in the Italian drizzle (it was rainy again), but founda very nice gelaterie which of course, made that all better! We then found a goo, cheap pizza place and some cheap beer and had a great night hanging out with people in the hostel.

Today we went and saw the Duomo, which is huuuuge and molto, molto pointy! Its vast white exterior is a very stark contrast to its very dark and gloomy interior. Thank god for stain glass windows, or we would have needed night vision googles to see the statuary!

We braved the long, long staircase and went all the way up onot the...roof? Youàll have to see the pictures to understand I think. Anyways, after a long and arduous climb, we reached the top of the building, where we coul see the statuary in detail and a great view of the city!

We then had a break, complete with panini, so my heart could return to a normal rhythym, before taking off to see the Castello Sforzseno (sp??), which is a huge old castle housing Milans ten civic museums, including but not limited to, the musuem of musical instruments, the museum of furniture, the museum of egyptian artifacts, museum of archaeology, museum of modern coartive art (cermaics, glass, etc), museum of textiles, etc etc. The Duomo took so long that we did nàt have much time at the Castello. However, we got in for free and did a whirlwind tour of the exhibits we mot wanted to see. We were very pleased with that turn of events.

After, we braved the metrobus system to get back to our neighbourhood, bought supper for tonight and some snackies for the train tommorrow, and are now curled up in our cozy hostel. We are hitting the sack early tonight becasue we have an early, early train to Venice tommorrow!

I hope the pics weàve added come out alright. Leave us a note if they donàt work adn weàll try and fix em up.

Love love love!

Meg and Thom

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