Travel Diary – Northern Italy

This gallery contains a few photos from my trip to northern Italy in 2016.

Milan

The journey began in Milan, where we stayed for three days. The highlight of Milan was the impressive Milan Cathedral. It took nearly 600 years to complete construction on the cathedral, from 1386 to 1965.

The courtyard of the cathedral also opened to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, an indoor shopping mall compled in 1884. The Galleria contains high-end stores such as Prada.

Continuing through the Galleria, we encountered a statue of Leonardo da Vinci, flanked by four of his students. Leonardo lived in Milan for about 18 years, where he studied anatomy, which informed his later works.

Padua and Venice

We then traveled east to Padua and Venice. While we spent only a few hours in Venice, it is definitely on my list to revisit.

We then left Italy near the mountain town of Travisio to enter Slovenia.

I will feature photos of Slovenia in a future post.

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