Inside of the Royal Palace of Milan (Palazzo Reale di Milano), is not too much which you can see. Actually, I had to kind of sneak in there to take that shot. You find the Royal Palace of Milan right next to the Cathedral in the center of the city. It took big damage in the second World War and just started to be restored in 2000. Still, I wish I already had my tripod back then.
The Arco della Pace, or Arch of Peace, is a city gate of Milan. It’s dated back to the 19th century and is supposed to remind the European Peace of 1815. Originally it was supposed to honor Napoleon but during the constructions he lost his Italian empire.
“Impressive” is probably the most used word connected to giant cathedrals like the one in Milan. Well, I couldn’t agree more. The building itself, the third highest cathedral in the world, is awesome, but when you go inside it’s so dark and mysterious. So this photo is taken in there and it’s only one of the beautiful sights in there. Definitely visit the Duomo when you’re in Milan!
That pond you find in Milan in Parco Sempione (“Simplon Park”) behind the Sforza Castle. I always love it when you have a big park in huge and stressful cities, a place where you can relax a bit after a day of sightseeing. You can get better feeling how it is to live in that city, seeing the locals going for a run there.
One of the few photos which I have of Milan with a blue sky. Also in this shot, which my girlfriend took, it was only possible, because the sky was breaking up for a short moment. But that short moment gave a nice opportunity of an ancient church combined with beautiful flowers.