The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
With no special plans, we first walked through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a double arcade shopping mall which was built between 1865 - 1877.
On the far side to the Galleria we came to the world famous, La Scala Opera House, then stopped to consult our map and decide where to go next. I was just looking to see what was within an easy walk, but Linda pointed out that we could take the Metro to other areas and we decided to check out the Sforza Castle.
We took the red line to the Metro stop Cairoli, and it was a short walk to the Castello Sforzesco (Sforza Castle). It is a Renaissance castle that was once the seat and residence of the Duchy of Milan. Sforza Castle is one of the largest citadels in Europe and now houses several of the MIlan's museums and art collections. We arrived just after the gate had closed, but walked around the exterior at dusk, taking photographs.
copyright 2012 by Keith Stokes.