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    Sunday, September 02, 2012

    Milan, my last destination.....Addio Italy!

    Milan is Fashion, Art, History and Culture! A world beater on the international fashion and design stages, the banking capital of Italy.  Milan is today a wealthy city city of glamorous people, stylish shopping streets, incredible restaurants and an on-trendy nightlife.

     Travelling from Venice to fast forward Milan by train took 3.5 hours.....I enjoyed the picturesque view of the lakes, pristine snow and beautiful face of the Swiss Alps with snowy peaks of its white coat....

     Left - The Duomo di Milan, the world's largest cathedral has a pink hued facade encrusted with around 2,300 gargoyles, a roof bristling with pinnacles and a spire topped with the 5 meter golden figure of Milan's much-loved mascot, the Madonnina.
    Centre & Right - Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the preferred rendevous of the local elite for over a century.  A shopping heaven which housed Swarovski, Gucci, Prada & Louis Vuitton & some of the city's best loved eateries!

    When in Milan, you have to try Panificio Luini.....The founder of this shop came from southern Italy more than 50 years ago...The Luini bakery created its wonderful panzerotto, something like a doughy pizza, come fried or oven-baked.  Try to get there as early as possible, Luini's Panzerotti are so popular they often sell right out!  My thanks to Wendy for her recommendations!
      Lake Como - Milan's romantic lakeside playground.  Rumour has it that George Clooney owns Villa Oleandra here.  Life is indeed slower here than in mega-paced Milan.  Surrounded by mountains reflected in the sapphire blue waters, the lake is a mecca for sailors, climbers & mountain bikers. 

    Loving the superb Milanese cooking....

     Another popular Gelateria in Milan - absolutely GROM! The line tends to be long, but this gelato is well worth waiting for!  Their philosophy , serving the best gelatos made from absolute top quality raw materials!

    Our last night in Milan.....a sophisticated modern city with an ancient beating heart!
    The Romance of La Scala Opera House, its also known for its beautiful neo-classical architecture dating back to 1778.  Its is one of world's premier opera houses and hosts highly acclaimed operas as well as ballet, orchestra & choir performances.

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