Most people think of Milan is the “industrial” capital of Italy and they wouldn’t be wrong, The Italian headquarters for my company along with many other US-based tech firms is based there. And while I did manage to avoid “going to work” out of curiosity, I did see a great deal of what makes the city amazing–sites and fabrics.
The Duomo in the morning–and a poster of an upcoming visit from “Papa Francisco”
Inside the Duomo
The gateway to the Gallery from the Piazzo del Duomo
Leonardo and his four students
The Sforza Castle (roaded rocks to prevent scaling)
The towerhouse of the castle built by the French when they took over Milan and white washed all the internal walls including paintings by Leonardo de Vinci
I’m going to focus on sites first. And then show a few fabrics next time (need photos).
When I visited the Teatro alla Scala they were having a dress rehearsal for Verdi’s Don Carlos–AMAZING!
Places I visited on a city walking Tour with Sara Cerri–well worth it!
What was sorely lacking from the trip was knit shops and while I found a few here and there, they were either difficult to find, or yarn wasn’t their primary business so I left Italy (happily for my husband) with only the yarn I brought with me–which was, as usual for vacation–more than I needed.
Crest of the Sforzas in the ceiling of their castle
The ceiling of the covered gallery where Prada and Tiffany’s are in Milan
Rooftop of the Duomo
Rooftop of the duomo
Photo through the scaffolding (church is under repair and cleaning)
One of the cleaned (sand blasted) and repaired sections of the rooftop
Any vacation plans? Do they include knitting?