Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan, The Two Drifters,

Milan was a quick stop over but we really enjoyed our visit.

Milan Cathedral, Milan, The Two Drifters,

Milan’s Cathedral is stunning.

In Italy, there is an abundance of churches to visit, and Milan was no exception. Of course, the absolute stand out is the Cathedral. This beautiful, gothic cathedral looks incredible.

No surprises that we climbed right up to the top which gave views over Milan but also enabled us to see the flying buttresses up close which looked so cool!

There is so much incredible detail that is in this church, it has over 3,000 statues and took nearly 6 centuries to build. It’s beautiful!

Milan Duomo roof, Milan, The Two Drifters,

Us admiring the view from Milan’s Cathedral.

Statues, Duomo, Milan, The Two Drifters,

So many statues…everywhere!

Rooftop, Duomo Milan, The Two Drifters,

On the roof of the Duomo

We also visited the San Bernardino alle Ossa church which has a chapel that is decorated with bones, similar to the one we visited in Hallstatt. Still not totally sure what to make of these, but it was interesting to see!

Bone Church, Milan, The Two Drifters,

Kind of weird!

Another really interesting church in Milan was Santa Maria presso San Satiro. Not everything is as it seems here! They realised while building the church that there wasn’t enough room to fit the dome over the altar so they painted the roof and walls to make it look like it is domed. It is such a cool optical illusion. I honestly don’t think I would have noticed if we hadn’t been told about it!

In Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan, The Two Drifters,

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a gorgeous shopping centre.

We also really enjoyed the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. A beautiful glass and steel topped shopping mall that was gorgeous. While there was no way we could shop there, it was fun wandering through, looking at the beautiful window displays and all the mosaics on the floor.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan, The Two Drifters,

The roof is gorgeous!

Mosaics, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan, The Two Drifters,

Beautiful mosaics

If you are in Milan you have to go to Luini to try the panzerotti, which is basically fried calzones (pizzas folded in half.) These were incredible! We both got one and then had to go back for seconds! Would highly recommend just tomato and cheese, so good!

Panzerotti, Milan, The Two Drifters,

Sooo good!

Finally, we stayed at the Ostello Bello hostel which we would highly recommend. They truly go above and beyond and provide everything (including a table full of snacks and a fridge full of pasta for if you get hungry throughout the day!) and were so friendly and welcoming. We also cannot thank them enough for their help in making sure that we caught our train to Bologna…but that’s another story!!

Exploring Milan, The Two Drifters,

Exploring Milan.

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Written by twodrifters
Hi there, we're Scott and Eilis, an Australian couple. We have been together for over 10 years and got engaged 2 days before we started our adventure of exploring Europe on a one-way ticket. We love adventures and have been lucky enough to have had plenty of them and now are endlessly dreaming of the next ones. We hope you enjoy our photos and stories - there's such a lot of world to see! Feel free to contact us at: