Italy: Climbing the Rooftops of Milan

Milan is the last city on our Interrail travels. With 4 days here, we wanted to take it easy and just take some strolls and eat the best food. The best thing about the trip was that my little sister, Charlyn, joined us the day after we arrived and little did we know, there was more in store for us.

Whilst eating and people watching as we do, we see some familiar faces across the room. You know when you have those moments when you have to double look? Yeah, this was that moment – we were so confused, and there they were, Jessica’s best friend, Ashley and his girlfriend, Hannah! We had previous discussed them coming to Milan, but it was never secure and and the only person who knew was my sister. It was a double surprise.

The afternoon was spent sipping on numerous Aperol Spritz’s and we also booked ourselves to visit Milan’s Duomo rooftop, and followed this by roaming the fancy shopping streets of one the biggest fashion cities in the world.

In most cities, the main cathedral is one of the most popular attractions which everyone loves to go inside, but the famous Milan Duomo is known for its spire-laden roof.

The view from Duomo’s roof was worth climbing the 200 steps to get up there, with its thousands of spires and statues, each one a little different than the last. It’s an amazing sight from below, and even more interesting up close – the amount of detail in each spire and arch, each statue and gargoyle is just mind-blowing.

From the first floor, there are a few more stairs at the end that lead up to the very top of Milan’s Duomo, where the “Madonnina,” a giant bronze statue of the Virgin Mary, can be seen on top of the highest spire as well as seeing the far ends of Milan.

Having my sister and our friends there to share the special journey and views together made it much more special. It was the best way to end our Italy Interrail journey, although this still isn’t the end of our trip yet – we headed up North to Lake Como the next day.

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24 Comments

  1. Ellie (thediaryofellie)
    September 3, 2018 / 4:02 pm

    Who knew rooftops could be so stunning!

    • Food and Baker
      September 5, 2018 / 10:41 am

      Best rooftop we've seen by far!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

    • Food and Baker
      September 5, 2018 / 10:42 am

      It was stunning!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  2. Maria H Trejo
    September 3, 2018 / 4:05 pm

    What building is so beautiful! Glad you had a good time in Milan

    • Food and Baker
      September 5, 2018 / 10:43 am

      Such a beautiful building, we wish we went inside now!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  3. What Corinne Did
    September 3, 2018 / 4:08 pm

    Italy isn't Italy without Aperol Spritz! Love them so much! I love Milan, such a gorgeous city! Glad you had a great time!

    • Food and Baker
      September 5, 2018 / 10:43 am

      That is so true!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  4. Megan Hogg
    September 3, 2018 / 4:08 pm

    Stunning photos! I'm in Milan in a couple of weeks so I'll definitely have to check out Duomo's roof, I love a good city view.Megan // https://pixieskiesblog.wordpress.com/

    • Food and Baker
      September 5, 2018 / 10:44 am

      Oh hope you have the best time!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  5. Eve Morgan
    September 3, 2018 / 4:14 pm

    Wow, Milan is beautiful! It's been on my holiday list for a while now. You've taken some lovely photos.Eve x | http://www.evemorganinteriors.com

    • Food and Baker
      September 5, 2018 / 10:44 am

      You should defo go soon, you'd love it so much!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

    • Food and Baker
      September 5, 2018 / 10:46 am

      Please do, the rooftop is defo worth it!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  6. Glow Steady
    September 3, 2018 / 4:17 pm

    This looks amazing! I've never been to Milan but it's always been on my list. Your photos on the rooftop are lovely too. I want to go even more now… x Sophiewww.glowsteady.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      September 5, 2018 / 10:50 am

      The most beautiful rooftop in Milan!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  7. Unknown
    September 3, 2018 / 4:19 pm

    Wonderful descriptive post! And who doesn't love rooftops!

    • Food and Baker
      September 5, 2018 / 10:50 am

      I know right??Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  8. Hello Bexa
    September 3, 2018 / 4:32 pm

    Milan looks amazing! A city I’d love to visit! The buildings look absolutely beautiful. That’s so cool that you bumped into your best friend and was able to hang out together with your sister too. I’m glad you all had a lovely time! <3 xxBexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • Food and Baker
      September 5, 2018 / 10:52 am

      They're such amazing people to come out and join us!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  9. thisdreamsalive
    September 3, 2018 / 4:37 pm

    It looks gorgeous, I'm glad you had a good time. I just got back from Paris and it was beautiful Ash | thisdreamsalive.wordpress.com

    • Food and Baker
      September 5, 2018 / 10:53 am

      We had an amazing time!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  10. WHAT EVA WEARS
    September 3, 2018 / 5:01 pm

    Wow, this imagery is beautiful, and Milan looks absolutely breathtaking! I've always wanted to visit Italy and this just makes me even more desperate to! Glad you had a great time!http://www.whatevawears.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      September 5, 2018 / 10:53 am

      So breathtaking, we'd do it all again if we could!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

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