Milan (or the third tip) welcomed us with a strike
The bus from Bergamo Airport to the center of the fashion capital was in big traffic jams. We “had” to go to the Sempione Park to release the tension and to see the Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco). We also saw the Sempione Gate that is in the middle of the park.
We were going to the Gate, enjoying the sunset, when we heard some cheerful orchestra music. We decided to follow it. At the square we were surprised to see army’s rehearsal of the army musicians. The grumpy leader and the constant repetitions of the Italian anthem got the attention of many visitors.
Eventually we had to go on. Our wide-angle camera couldn’t wait to capture the buildings and streets of Milan. Duomo di Milan was in that list, too. It is a cathedral that you shouldn’t miss if you visit the city.
Later that day we ended up walking through few neighborhoods. Apparently the drivers of the public transportation were on a strike. We reached a station (fortunately there are a lot of those in Milan). We were already very tired and desperate. That’s when we met the nicest police officer in Italy. With some words, a lot of gestures and writing on a piece of paper he explained to us how to get to our station.
On the next day we visited a modern, famous neighborhood, that has a dried canal. it was charming, despite all the garbage.
We had our last ice cream just before it started to rain and we had to leave. We forgot everything about strikes and bad mood. Happy birthday to me!
Milan over and over again
The road met with Milan few more times. The city was our base when we watched Formula One live in Monza. At that time, it was still summer, and the smile of the city was fascinated by us. Some of the places we visited again, and again we were not shopping.
We crossed Milan on our way to Genoa and our Mediterranean Cruise. Milan seems to have one place at a crossroads, so we often have to cut it transit. Then we ate desserts at the station and enjoyed the flow of people, wondering what stories they have.
In fact, thanks to a low-cost airport near Milan, we found a smaller but more charming city – namely Bergamo. it captivated us so much that we no longer think of the fashion capital, but we rather drink wine and take romantic walks through the authentic Bergamo.
But nothing is certain – because we know that Milan holds too many secrets and we can always expect it to introduce us a new one and make us fall in love with it!
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