Mysterious Milan

Italy, Milan Guide (B): Mysterious Milan

Milan is still a mystery to me. With a two-day introduction, I left without really getting a feel for the place. That’s okay. All the more reason to go back some day! But here’s what I did while I was there…

I traveled to Milan with my husband, daughter and son-in-law (who had lived in Milan for several months as a missionary). We arrived on a sunny afternoon in late April, checked into our rented Milan apartment, and then went exploring. First task? Creating a menu and finding a market. We were anxious to prepare some home-cooked meals now that we were in an apartment with a kitchen. We bought food for breakfasts and two nights worth of Italian pasta dinners for the four of us for about 50 euros. Who says you can’t eat great food on a budget?

We then headed to the National Monument Cemetery (Cimitero Monumentale). A graveyard?Really? Yes! The sculptures in this cemetery are amazing! Many of the people buried here were honored citizens or wealthy merchants, and their memorials were made by renowned artists. Not only are they beautiful, but the sculptures also provoke an emotional response as they depict the mourning of family members left behind. But I’m getting ahead of myself, because when we arrived at the cemetery, it was closed. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Mysterious Milan
Guide Location: Italy » Milan
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Tamara Wilcox
Read it on author's website: http://www.postcardsandpassports.com/mysterious-milan/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • National Monument Cemetery
  • Milan Duomo
  • Milan Galleria
  • Luini Panzerotti
  • Sforza Castle

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