Milan to Camogli

The Milan Duomo in the light of day.

The Milan Duomo in the light of day.

With just a few hours to spend exploring Milan before I planned to meet friends at the train station and head south, I again boarded the metro to the Duomo.  In the light of day I was able to see the many statues and carvings on the exterior of the Duomo that I had missed the previous night.  Entrance to the Duomo is free, but the wrist band for photos was 2 eruos, which I paid.  There was a service in progress, as well as tourists milling about.

Detail from the front door of the Duomo

Detail from the front door of the Duomo

Duomo interior

Duomo interior

interior

Lighting candles for Madonna con bambino

Lighting candles for Madonna con bambino

I also made my way to the rooftop, using the stairs for 7 euros instead of the lift for 12 euros.  Great views as you wander through hundreds of spires and statues.

The Piazza del Duomo from the rooftop

The Piazza del Duomo from the rooftop

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Detail of rooftop decoration

Detail of rooftop decoration

Retouched detail photo, using the Nikon "color outline" feature.

Retouched detail photo, using the Nikon “color outline” feature.

Street performer outside the Duomo

Street performer outside the Duomo

I walked up the Via Dante to the Sforza Castle, but didn’t have the time to visit the museums.  Fashion week included an exhibit of Italian student creations.  The next Versace???

Italian fashion academy student creations on display

Italian fashion academy student creations on display

 

Time enough for a quick lunch at the Cafe Milan and I headed back to the Milan Central train station to meet my travel companions Augie and Teresa, just arriving from the states.

Milan central train station

Milan central train station

Me at the train station ready to board the train to Camogli

Me at the train station ready to board the train to Camogli

Our train to Camogli was late, but we finally arrived at our next stop around 830 pm, and in the dark.  We have an apartment rented in Camogli (found on VRBO.com) for four nights.  It is a perfect location and just as described on the website.  Perfect.

View from our apartment window.  Camogli

View from our apartment window. Camogli

A cafe in Camogli

A cafe in Camogli

The Port of Camogli

The Port of Camogli

The same port photo using the Nikon "color sketch" feature.  OK, the camera is new to me and I am still figuring out all the features.  It's fun.

The same port photo using the Nikon “color sketch” feature. OK, the camera is new to me and I am still figuring out all the features. It’s fun.

 

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