I visited Milan for the first (and only) time in June 2013. The visit was blessed with great summer weather and cool breezy nights. I had a rental car and drove to see the famous Sforza Castle… as I arrived there was some sort of Brazilian demonstration going on which you will see below!

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On the drive into Milan

On the drive into Milan



Beautiful fountains at the castle entrance


Here I was surprised to see the African peddlers chasing tourists to sell knock-off products of the same elite fashion brands made in Milan itself! How do the authorities allow this to happen?!

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In the next set of photos below, you will see my visits to famous attractions in the center of Milan such as the historic Duomo cathedral and the famous Galleria shopping plaza. Needless to say, parking was quite the challenge on those narrow inner-city streets!


A panoramic shot of the square here the cathedral is located.


The impressive cathedral facade (photo with artistic filter)

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Apparently a movie or ad was being filmed in the main square

The open-air Galleria mall is home to Italy’s famous fashion and luxury brands.

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This creative needle & thread sculpture denotes Milan's central fashion district

This creative needle & thread sculpture denotes Milan’s central fashion district

Milan’s artistic train station below

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This is the hip Navigli district of Milan, where canals are lined with cafes and nightlife spots. (I only had a chance to visit here during the day, where it’s packed with the Appertivo (happy hour) crowd and music performers.

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Here are some more photos from around Milan, mainly the financial district.


Surprisingly this building has a tower extension that looks just like Burj Khalifa in Dubai!

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Took these photos on the way out of Milan — luckily got to see some charming views of the Alps from the plane.


Beware non-pork eaters — it’s the ONLY thing on offer at this airport (I checked 7 or 8 outlets). Pork-lovers feast as they have so many elegant varieties of it!

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