A Day In Milan

 Doesn't the lion looks furious about all of the pigeons?

Doesn't the lion looks furious about all of the pigeons?

The next stop in our Italy vacation was a day in Milan. We stayed in the city for three days, taking day trips to Lake Cuomo and Portofino for two of the days. The city is a lot different than Rome or Florence. There were modern sky scrapers and office buildings, along with above ground train tracks. It felt more industrial, but still featured beautiful Renaissance construction.

Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper

We spent the first day entirely in Milan and saw the Duomo, Milan's enormous Cathedral, and Leonardo DaVinci's Last Supper.

Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper

I hadn't realized that The Last Supper is painted on the actual wall of a church, so everything about the painting was a complete surprise. The painting truly was awe inspiring, it seems to glow despite how faded it is. 

Milan Duomo
Milan Duomo

The Cathedral is simply massive. It looks a little like a giant frosted cake. The level of detail on the outside is just amazing. Every carving is different, and there are hundreds of them. We opted to take the elevator up to the roof, and were able to actually walk around the roof of the church and look out on the city. The first time I've been on the roof of a church, haha. It was a little scary to be honest, but if you aren't afraid of heights it's worth it to have such a spectacular view.

Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper

I opted to wear my hat and my Gal Meets Glam Lauren dress (on sale) since shoulders and knees had to be covered to enter the church. It was very hot that day, so I wanted something modest but also lightweight. In addition I wore my trusty Superga sneakers. This is my second pair since I wore through my other ones after a few hundred miles of walking. They are so comfortable and look cute with dresses.

I also want to mention that this Gal Meets Glam Lauren dress is currently 40% off. It is one of my favorite pieces and well worth the price, I think. The shape of the dress is so unique, and reminds me of the dresses of old Hollywood movie stars. It's also quite flattering, and I love the orange and brown print, though it also comes in a blue print. It dry cleaned well, and runs true to size (though if you have a larger chest I would size up). 

Have you ever been to Milan? Or on the roof of a church? 

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