Harmony Motter Photography
Richard Sayer Photography
September 24, 2011 Day 7 Milano ,Italia.
We toured Milan today. Milan reminds me of New York City. It moved very fast, high fashion, very loud and lots of color. We visited Luini's for lunch and ate a panzerotti. The panzerotti originated in central and southern Italy.They are small versions of the calzone or a closed pizza but made with a softer dough. The most common fillings are tomato and mozzarella cheese. I ordered mine with mixed berry and custard. Agostino Luini brought panzerotti to Milan in the late 1940s. He set up shop near the Gothic cathedral.
Milan Cathedral: The Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete. It is the fourth largest cathedral in the world and by far the largest in Italy.
We shopped a bit in Milan. I won't tell you what I purchased...just saying, when in Milan, spend a lot of euros! We visited the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. It really just seemed like an extravagent shopping mall. Don't get me wrong, I loved it!
This famous Torino's bull mosaic is located in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. It is said to make your wishes come true if you stomp on the bull's balls and spin around three times.
After stomping on the bull's balls, I paid tribute to the great, Leonardo da Vinci. He is considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most talented person ever to have lived. His works include, the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, and the Vitruvian Man.
It was a long day in Milan. We stopped at Lo Strapuntino for dinner and hadeggplant parmigiana. It was fantastico! Mama-Mia!!