The architecture in Milan hit my soft spot. The side by side juxtaposition of old and new buildings is one of my favorite things in the world.
We overlooked the ornately decorated Milano Centrale train station from our room in the uber modern Excelsior Hotel Gallia. I loved the contrast and was more than a little obsessed with the view of this Pegasus out our window!
The view from the rooftop bar at the Excelsior Gallia was also pretty spectacular.
Milano Centrale was called the "Cattedrale del Movimento" (Cathedral of Movement) by it's architect Ulisse Stacchini. The highly decorated 1924 built train station is rich with both interior and exterior adornment.
I had to work the first few days we were in Milan because I was preparing for a show in Paris. But we did eventually hop on the train to do some sightseeing.
We started at Milan's breathtaking Duomo, an impressive example of Gothic architecture. Ground broke for the Cathedral's construction in 1386 but it wasn't considered fully complete until 1965.
We walked from the cathedral to the Navigli canal district. It was a Friday night and Milan is an energetic, exciting city. We passed many a street party along the way!
The canals through Milan are particularly gorgeous. We had apertivo (Italian happy hour) on the water and enjoyed a phenomenal dinner while watching travelers and locals alike rejoice in the beauty of this vibrant city.
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