On my way back from Rally Legend in San Marino, I had a free day before my flight to spend in Milan. A city that was never really on my radar but I am so glad I got to experience. There really is nothing quite like italian food, culture and history.
Pinacoteca di Brera
I decided to do a whistle stop tour on foot of all the main historical sights in Milan city centre. Beginning with an early morning visit to one of Milans many art galleries. This one with connections to Napolean and the Renaissance.
Piazza della Scala
A short walk later you arrive at this historic square, just outside the famous Teatro alla Scala. A peaceful location with locals relaxing in front of a monument of Leonardo da Vinci.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
The world famous shopping mall adjacent to the Duomo with stunning glass and stone architecture. It's home to many shops and restaurants with eye-watering price tags.
Duomo di Milano
The most recognisable location in Milan. The Duomo is one of the largest catherdrals in the world and apparantly it took over 600 years to complete the building of this outstanding building.
Colonne di San Lorenzo
Between the Duomo and Naviglio lie various historical sites and stunning architecture. The iconic Milanese tram-lines truddle throught the entire city, providing a handy means of vintage transport if you need it.
The well-known canals on the southside of the city are often photographed thanks to their picturesque beauty. The mid-afternoon sun was low in the sky, creating harsh highlights and deep shadows.
Finally, as I began to think about heading for the airport, I stopped by the centre piece of Milan's historic city centre. Sforzesco Castle and its surrounding gardens take pride of place at the top of Milans main avenue, Corsa Sempione.