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After 3 days in Turin, we got on one of Italy's not so great trains and headed towards the economic capital of Milan. I had high hopes for this part of the trip and to put it simply it did not disappoint. Milan felt how a city should feel like; lots going on with things to see everywhere you look.

Being a football fan i couldn't wait to see the iconic San Siro stadium before it gets demolished in the near future. As soon as you come up from the subway you'll be amazed by the sheer size of it, and pictures of it will not do it justice whatsoever. Unlike the Allianz stadium in Turin, the tour of the San Siro is absolutely worth it, self guided, no rush, and access to most areas including the changing rooms of both AC and Inter Milan.

If you are lucky enough to watch a game here, there are a few things worth noting. Watch out for the people that try to force you into buying a friendship bracelet. If they try to give one to you just walk off. This applies to most of Milan as these weirdos will spend all day at all tourist attractions because they have nothing better to do. Public transport will be very busy on a match day, so plan in advance. Smoking is also a common theme in Italy, and unfortunately this is allowed in stadiums meaning you are likely to be surrounded by smoke all game.

There's a lot to do in Milan but not a lot of point in listing them all one by one. There's loads. Everywhere you look there is something worthy of a photo. But if your just passing through and have an hour or so to spare, the Duomo di Milano is an absolute must visit. Located slap bang in the center of Milan, this is arguably the most iconic building in the city. Security here is understandably strict so expect many items, such as a small football that everyone obviously carries around with them, not to be allowed in. It will also most likely be very busy here, making it a prime hotspot for those bracelet sellers i mentioned earlier.

As i said before there's no point in listing every tourist attraction in Milan because there is simply too many. It is a great city with historically significant buildings around every corner, and that's not to mention the amount of shops and food outlets on display. There is so much on offer in this incredible city, and i can guarantee there is something for everyone.

Next stop: The natural wonders of lake Como.


Posted by Robhall 20:04 Archived in Italy Tagged churches buildings people football city milan

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