24 hours in Milan

I was in Milan for a total of 24 hours (in two spurs)  – and this is what I did (and some of my pictures)

9:45am Da Vinci’s Last Supper, with a capuccino and spermuto in the corner cafe. Key thing when going to the Last Supper, make sure you reserve your ticket with at least 6 weeks in advance – they only take in 20 people every 15 minutes and tickets fly. It is amazing and totally worth a visit! Unlike the first time I saw the mona Lisa, this was actually above expectations not below, specially in its size and grandure.
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10:30am  take the subway to the Duomo plaza, and take in some of the wonderful views
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11:00am From then, take a walk accross the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II to the Piazza de la Scala to the La Scala theater. I took the theater tour, which given that it was August and that I couldn’t see a proper show at the Scala, seeing the theater from the tour was a second great option.
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11:30am Take a stroll down  Manzini Avenue, towards the Quadrilatero del oro. To take a little break, I had a Coffee at Armani Cafe in the corner of Manzini and Monteleone to get some energy before shopping (and hide from the rain).  I actually loved the branding of the store, even the water is Armani!
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12:00pm Quadrilatero d’oro – Shopping time!!!!

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The plan: going up and down Santo Spirito, Gesu and St Andrea streets, between Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga (and also hit those too). Clearly there will be enough fun shop stops to fill your entire afternoon (really theres just too much temptation!). Key stop: Lunch at the Patio of the Four Seasons hotel: beautiful view, wonderful citrus Rissotto

4:00pm After finishing off the wonderful Quadrilatero d’oro I took a nice walk down Via monte di Pieta and via del Orso, to La Brea shopping district. Some of the city highlights: how can you not love a street called Guisepe Verdi. Store highlights: the wonderful vintage store: Vintage Delirium at Via Sachi, 3
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After the Brea, I decided to take a walk back to the Duomo to actually go in.  I went back through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, this time actually stopping to see the  beauty of its architecture (and shopping), and had a nice coffee at the gucci cafe

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Inside the Duomo, i can say I was obsessed with the stain glass windows!
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8:00pm: Diner at the Bulgari Hotel. Food was great and the terrace is very agreable. I had a fabulous shrimp risotto, and the burrata and carpaccio (pictured below) were standouts. I also loved the low key decor of the hotel! beautiful but understated
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