Enough about work. This is - on the map - the old roman site. Would be ruins of amphitheatre there... Just close, a typical milanese building. Closer to the center, more decoration, more in the suburbs less decoration, but same pattern. One of those super quiet streets, 10 mun from center. San Eustragio or something like that. Seems there were 2 nice museums, but i was just 5 min after closure of the bigliatteria.
The church inside is superb and the pillars were superbly decorated. Most have been erased with time but some paintings are beautiful. The abside. The roof and side are also covered by nice paintings.
Remains of the first church dated 300 AD were discovered recently. Don't know the age of the painting there. And like all good churches, relics of the saint. Or his wife, or what a thief put there when he stole the real ones... who knows.
From the church i went towards the center. Built by Napoleon ? 1815. I found a look of Romania here. Was expecting better, then realized i was heading towards the suburbs, not the center.
Entering more central zone. Were they there since the temole was built in roman time or later brought here ? I didn't check ... San Lorenzo i think. Milan is full of churches... Wanted to give an idea of the height of the ceiling. Not such a great pic and work in progress doesn't help.
It is not only Bruxelles which has the dubious priviledge to build ugly building close to the main square. When the old ones are so beautiful And finally the Duomo, one of the most soectacular imho. Freshly sandblasted, so clean... The galleria giving unto main square.
That guy thinks he is in Venice. The side of the cathedral. Mixing glass with older buildungs. The milanese like to be well dressed, with nice shoes. That one is more than the others, but they all are so classy.
An othodox church, i would bet My last hotel, villa Malpensa, 4 stars. Inside, the heating gave 30c, and the plugs are not adapted to our equipment, they are smaller... So i had to remove the fridge to charge my Iphone. 'Grandeur et decadence'.
I've never been to Milan but in 1980 we by passed close to it in our motorhome - on the way to the coast. Thanks for the great photos - that Duomo is magnificent! Is the second to last photo one of your hotel?
When "evaluating" Milano's architecture, it's easy to forget that Milano was one of the most heavily WWII bombed cities in Italy. Italy endind the war in poverty with a need to construct lots of housing for the homeless. The films of Italian neorealism besides showing faithfull views of life in Italy at that time, paint a clear picture of this destruction and the mass building of inexpensive housing. De Sica's Miracle in Milan is well worth watching.
I spent a couple of days in Milan a long time ago. All I remember is the cathedral and the area around the university where everything was splattered with red paint and graffiti.
I think it's not one of Italy's highlights.
I had the same opinion. But i think Milano suffers from that reputation and is therefore underrated. It is not as beautiful as Florence or others, but it has become a very agreable city,clean, lively. A nice place to spend a night or a few days.
I’m enjoying these photos, whatagain, and have marked some places to go in the future. I really like visiting Milan. I spent some time there two years ago as I passed through a couple of times. There’s still plenty I’d like to see and I’m hoping to be back there next spring.