Review of Duomo Milan:
“When in Milan, all roads lead to the Duomo and you have to see it in person to believe it. The magnificence of the Duomo (Italian for cathedral) is sure to convert even the staunchest of the critic into a believer, a dreamer.”
Review by Medhika
Quality of Infrastructure:
Overall Rating – 3/3
Activities at Duomo Milan:
- Guided Tours
- Cultural Immersion
- Shopping, Culinary
Places to Shop:
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II for high end designer labels
Places to Eat:
La Rinascente Food & Restaurant for great views of the Duomo
Review of Duomo Milan by Medhika:
“No trip to Italy can be complete without paying a visit to its fashion & business capital, Milan! The city’s name itself conjures up images of well dressed Italians signing off business deals in the fanciest of suits. One wonders whether the city is about all work and no play.
One wonders whether a detour to Milan from the holy trinity of Venice-Rome-Florence will be worth it. Just the first step into the Duomo district and one’s happiness knows no bounds when you realize that you had but grossly underestimated the Milanese. The magnificence of the Duomo (Italian for cathedral) is sure to convert even the staunchest of the critic into a believer, a dreamer. The pearly pink facade of the cathedral with spires on top lend an aura like no other to the city.
When in Milan, all roads lead to the Duomo and you have to see it in person to believe it. If you are short on time, then revel in the grandeur of Milan by admiring the outside of the cathedral as you sit in the main square while having a gelato from one of the many shops that dot the square. If you are a cultural/art buff then book your tickets well ahead to visit the inside of the cathedral to soak in all the Gothic architecture. If you are in the mood for a little adventure then climb to the top of the Duomo for a truly spectacular view of the city. Trust me, you will be glad you did not skip this.
Afterwards, indulge your inner fashionista by strolling through the adjacent Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, checking in the latest in the world of haute couture.Circle around the bull of Torino to ensure you come back to the city. If it gets too hot, buy another gelato. And well if the sun is going down, grab a table at one of the bars right opposite the duomo and sit down for an aperitivo (the northern Italian ritual for an after work drink before dinner) and just relish la vita moda.”