It feels a bit strange reflecting back to well over a month ago when we left Milan for the coastal town of Sestri Levante (one of our favorite spots in Italy) just north of Cinque Terre. Kevin was on his winter break (called “White Week” because most people go snow skiing). We had just spent a fabulous few days with our friends David and Casie, exploring some wineries in the Piedmont region, enjoying Barolo wine and learning about the winemaking process. The remainder of the week would be spent with our friend Wayne, hiking and showing him some favorite spots less travelled by American tourists. We couldn’t wait.
We enjoyed our first 2019 visitor from the States in February, with one week to explore and show her northern Italy. With the visit coinciding with Kevin’s winter school break, we put on our running shoes (and for La Scala, our fancy shoes!), and spared no time to show our friend all we could of the area we now call home!
It’s our first full rainy weekend in Milan, so we decided to visit the Duomo and see the Cathedral and the adjacent museum. Other than the scary top with its wet stone steps, I’d say it was a good way to spend a rainy day!
So much to say, so little space! If you love art, history, religion, Napoleon, or beauty, you simply must visit this museum in the Brera district of Milan when you come here!
Although most people probably think first of the Renaissance period when considering what era of art and artists to enjoy while in Milan, it should come as no surprise that the fashion and design capital of Italy also hosts a modern art museum that is very interesting both from a spatial perspective and in terms of the permanent and temporary exhibits it shows. It is called the Fondazione Prada.