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Milan, Italy - Day 3

Saturday, June 2, 2012 8:00 AM

Today was pretty exciting.

Gelato Shop
We did the complimentary breakfast in the morning.  I can't for the life of me figure out why there were sugar cubes (I think that is what they were) in my waffles.  I took a nap after breakfast and when Jess got done with her conference at 1 p.m. (or 13:00 here), her boss took us and a couple of Jess's coworkers out to lunch.
Wide Selection of Flavors
After an enjoyable lunch at a restaurant a few blocks away from our hotel, we made our way to a Gelato Shop that our friend Tiffany found and had some wonderful Gelatos.  The Gelato shop also had one of those funny shower toilets of which I took a picture...I just can't get over these things.

Sister Act in Milan
On the way to the Gelato shop we passed a theater.  What kind of show are they playing in Milan?  Of course Sister Act the Musical...what else would the Fashion Capital of the World put on at their theaters?  Anyway, we decided to take their subway to the Duomo.  The subways here definitely win on cleanliness if matched up against New York.

The Pope Mobile + Pope
Apparently the Pope was visiting the Duomo, which is the third largest cathedral in the world, so the whole place was on lock down with a zillion people surrounding the cathedral and the square.  To kill time waiting for the Pope to show up we went to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II which is directly across from the Duomo.  The Galleria is a huge, beautiful indoor shopping mall with shops like Prada and Gucci. While in Prada we took a few pictures of some of their funny looking 500 shoes and almost got kicked out.  Apparently picture taking of funny Prada shoes is strictly forbidden and enforced. 

The Galleria
After the Galleria we mozied on back to the massive crowds and found a good spot near the front of the line, but with a nonexistent view of the stage in front of the Duomo.  It turns out that where we were positioned was almost exactly ten feet away from where the Pope passed us in his Pope Mobile.  I took a few pictures, contented myself that if I couldn't see the Duomo today I at least got to see the pope ride by a few feet away in his special car.

500 Prada Shoes
Once the Pope took the stage we decided we took in enough of the spectacle and headed to a museum across the street from the Duomo called Ingresso Museo Novecento.  It is a six story museum filled with 20th century European art and also an amazing view of the entire Duromo square where the Pope was.  Granted you couldn't hear a thing, but since we couldn't speak Italian who really cares.  It was the best view you could get with air conditioning to boot.

After the museum we went back to the hotel to relax for a bit before heading out and checking out the nightlife of Milan.  We didn't arrive back in our room until 3 a.m. leaving us barely any sleep for tomorrow's sight seeing.


Chunny Bunny

lol @ the Prada shoes. They look like they cost less than 5 dollars to produce.

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