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Exploring Milano

When I left the hotel I walked towards the city center to the bus stop that the man at my hotel had pointed out, then I decided you know what the city center is close enough forget the bus I'll walk. I got to the city centre no problem and walked around a bit before I hopped on the hop-on-hop-off bus's blue line. I I rode it almost all the way around seeing the famous Milano Cathedral along the way. I am not a true person so I did not get off at the Cathedral I just took pictures from the bus stop. When it reached the Galleria / Leonardo DaVinci Museum stop I did get off. The Leonardo DaVinci Museum was the main thing I wanted to see in Milano, I'm very glad I saw it. I spent 2 hours at that museum. You can use virtual interaction screen to build and play with some of his creations and a few of them they actually have materials that you can try to build, like his self-supporting bridge.

When I left the Leonardo DaVinci Museum I walked over to the Galleria which is a very large shopping area. However if you look at the walls, the ceiling, and the floor in the middle of it there are very beautiful tile images, and glass work which is the reason I went. Since I didn't plan on shopping I didn't spend too much time there, but it was still worth walking through to look at.

I got back on the blue line, and rode it the rest of the way around, and back to the city centre. Then stayed on for 2 more stops and got off at Napoleon's Arco Della Pace. I walked around it, took a few photos, saw a couple taking their wedding photos under the arch, and then made my way to the park that separates the arch from the castle. I wondered all over the park because it is a nice park. I found the mermaid bridge, which used to be somewhere else, before it was moved there. Eventually I left the park by entering the castle. You can walk around the castle grounds for free but if you actually want to go inside you have to pay for a tour, it was 5 years maybe 12 Hero, totally worth it. The castle is now a museum with statues paintings Furniture close lots of things from everyday life and was interesting to walk around and look at.

By this time it's about 5 little after 5 in the evening when the bus stops running at 6 I think, so I walked the couple of blocks to the center bus stop, and caught the red line this time. I don't have time to actually go in anywhere else but since the bus gives you a running commentary that you can listen to on the way I rode the red line all the way around until it got to Gardini Pubblici, which is a public park a few blocks from my hotel. The only stops the red line had left before it hit the route that I already had been on was to go through a nightlife area which I really do not care about. From that stop I just walked to my hotel, had dinner at the hotel bar and called it a night.

Posted by Bonnie7825 03:55 Archived in Italy

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