So, here it is. The last post of our little Italian Interail, and our last stop…Milano, darling!
Nai and I are keen followers of fashion, so you can imagine our excitement to visit the home of the chic Italian style!
We only had a couple of hours before our flight, but knew that there were two key things that needed to be visited: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Duomo di Milano, which are conveniently next to each other!
In true ‘Naomi and Gemma style’ we aimed to find the cathedral and accidentally came across the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, first! Being keen shoppers and lovers of couture, we felt like we had found our mothership. The enormous, ornate ceilings had us in awe. And, being surrounded by the likes of Prada and Versace, we found it very difficult to leave!
Having torn ourselves away from fashion heaven, we then found the cathedral, which is also a visual spectacle. A gothic, gargantuan masterpiece, it dominates the crowded square.
What nobody tells you about the Duomo, it how huge it is! There are so many sections that you can visit, you could easily spend half a day wandering round. I decided to visit the roof as I was determined to get a closer look at the gothic architecture. I would highly recommend doing so, as, for an extra few Euros, it is most certainly worth it.
So, with that, comes the end of our trip! I had always desired to visit Italy, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. I would definitely recommend getting the Interail pass as it allows you to see as much of the country as possible, and I feel lucky to have been able to visit cities, towns and countryside…all within ten days! It is most certainly a place that lives up to expectations, with its incredible food, coffee, history and architecture! I am totally smitten with Italia…so, we might just have to return in the near future, and explore the south!
Have you been to Italy? If so, what is your favourite city? Have you got any recommendations?