Tuesday 8th – Thursday 10th September
It’s a cliche, sure, but Milan is the best-dressed city we’ve ever been to. We only had a couple of days to explore, but that was long enough to notice that the inhabitants of Milan love their clothes. By the morning of our last day I found myself staring into my suitcase in distress because I had nothing suitably smart to wear.
We started our visit with an early evening walk from our hotel to the Duomo (the largest Gothic cathedral in the world) and the huge piazza in front of it. During our visit we also explored other bits of the city, from the medieval streets of Brera, to the glamourous ‘Quadrilatero d’Oro’ shopping district.
[Photos, from the top: The Duomo, with its bustling piazza, is the heart of the city; Castello Sforzesco; Via Fiori Chiari, Brera; window of designer shop; Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II; Prada window in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II]
Shop window of the day
The shop window displays in Milan were, at times, works of art in themselves. This display, advertising made to measure suits, was one of my favourites.