Visiting Milan, Italy’s Jewel in the North

Jan 03, 2020 662

The plane touched down at Milan Malpensa Airport in the early morning. I was tired after a very long travel-day from Los Angeles. The capital of Lombardy and Italy’s second largest city, Milan is located in northern Italy, an hour from the Swiss border. Metropolitan Milan spreads across a broad valley bounded by the Po and Ticino rivers, lakes and the Alps.

Famed as a center for fashion, design, shopping, art, the culinary arts and entertainment, the heart and soul of the city is the Duomo, Milan’s majestic cathedral that took six hundred years to create. For centuries, no building in Milan could be taller than the cathedral. Today there are taller buildings, but they are not close enough to disturb the Duomo’s domination of the city center.

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