24 February 2012

Duomo - Milan, Italy

Duomo (Cathedral)

The Duomo (Cathedral) is  another structure in Italy that proves the architectural beauty of the past. Coming from Dubai, i saw the contrast of the old from the new designs but I would say that the structures created in the past were incomparable considering that computers and high tech machineries were not available during that time. 

We visited Milan last  August of 2010. We took the train from Pavia where my sister lives. Buying train tickets in Italy was easy because even small shops at the station sell them. The weather was nice so there were a lot of tourists around. I noticed that poeple in Milan are more fashionable compared to the other cities. It proves that the place is one of the fashion capital of the world. 

The kids had fun feeding the doves. There were vendors of corn kernels to feed the doves.

Train Stop 

The Wishing Holes and Shopping

at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II building. There are small holes where visitors can turn around 
3 times using your heels while wishing.

wishing time

shopping at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

I wish we will fly first class on our way home..

Piazza del Duomo, Milan

around the Duomo

Milan (Western Lombard language: [miˈlan]; ItalianMilano [miˈlaːno] is the second-largest city in Italy and the capital city of the region of Lombardy and of the province of Milan. The city proper has a population of about 1.3 million, while its urban area, roughly coinciding with its administrative province and the bordering Province of Monza and Brianza (created in 2004 splitting the northern part from the province of Milan itself), is one of Europe's largest with an estimated population of over 4 million spread over 1,980 km2(764.48 sq mi), with a consequent population density of more than 2,000 inhabitants/km².The growth of many suburbs and satellite settlements around the city proper following the great economic boom of the 1950s–60s and massive commuting flows suggest that socioeconomic linkages have expanded well beyond the boundaries of the city proper and its agglomeration, creating a metropolitan area of 7.4 million population expanded all over the central section of Lombardy region. It has been suggested that the Milan metropolitan area is part of the so-called Blue Banana, the area of Europe with the highest population and industrial density.
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