2 days in MIlan....

Trip Start Mar 04, 2005
Trip End Dec 31, 2014

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Flag of Italy  , Lombardy,
Sunday, November 18, 2012

We had a 7 hour train ride from Paris to Milan followed by a short taxi ride to our hotel.  The train ride was relaxing and just what was needed to help re-charge our batteries!  Once settled into our rooms we headed to the hotel bar for happy hour.  We quickly 'bonded' with Max, our bartender and he sent us out the door to a local restaurant for our first Italian dinner out!  

We spent today taking in the sites of historic Milan.  These  included MIlan's Duomo (Cathedral), the fourth largest in all of Europe. It was really something to exit the underground train into the Piazza del Duomo ( town square ) and to be have this Cathedral right in front of you, truly breath-taking!  Also located in the Piazza is the Galleria Vittorio Emanuel, a four story domed arcade dating to the 1870's.  We also had to take a look at the La Scala opera house and, of course, we had to have pizza!  

The end of the day found us back at the bar with Max for happy hour.  Meeting, and learning about, the locals really is one of the best parts of traveling.  We headed out for dinner at the same restaurant we visited yesterday, it really was that good, and it was kind of fun to be recognized by the waiter.  It kind of made us feel like 'locals'!  
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