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.
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.
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???
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.
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.