Magical Sights In Milan, Italy

The Duomo Cathedral in Milan, Italy. Larger than life and quite breathtaking!

The Duomo Cathedral in Milan, Italy. Larger than life and quite breathtaking!

Blue skies and a Sunday fun-day to do what we please.. Perfect time to sight-see the beautiful & historical architecture of Milano! The details are incredible inside and out. Gazing up at the handmade adornments filled me with amazement. We stepped  inside on a Sunday during the locals service, which was crazy because there were tourists all around with a rope separating the tourists from the church goers.

The tall decorated columns felt like they went on forever, the decorative marble flooring is perfection, and the candle lit prayer areas add a spiritual charm that warms your heart regardless of religious beliefs. Of course, the stained glass is one of my favorite elements.. Amazing!

One of many stained glass walls inside of The Duomo.

One of many stained glass walls inside of The Duomo.

 

(top)-The Duomo Cathedral (bottom left)- Intricate stone flooring inside of The Duomo (bottom middle)- Candle lighting are for prayer (bottom right)- Unbelievable columns all around the inside of The Duomo

(top)- The Duomo Cathedral
(bottom left)- Intricate marble flooring inside of The Duomo
(bottom middle)- Candle lighting area for prayer                                                                                                                              (bottom right)- Unbelievable columns all around the inside of The Duomo

My wonderful boyfriend taking in the sights with me.

My wonderful boyfriend taking in the sights with me.

Our next stop was a 7 story tall shopping area, The Galleria. This historical t-shaped building is filled with fine dining and top designer shops including Prada, Gucci, etc..  The best part in my opinion is the outrageous glass ceilings that offer natural sky lighting. Milan Feb 2014 (22) Milan Feb 2014 (23) Milan Feb 2014 (24)

The Galleria (next to The Duomo Cathedral) in Milan Italy.

The Galleria (next to The Duomo Cathedral) in Milan Italy.

Lovely day!

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Italian Street Market Saturday

Saturday street market in Cremona, Italy. Jewelry booth.

Saturday street market in Cremona, Italy. Jewelry booth.

Twice a week this town sets up a street market with at least 100 booths selling a variety of items including produce, household items, clothing, shoes, prepared foods, toys, etc.. Strolling the streets and being inspired is fun and always different. In my hometown in Florida we have a Saturday Market once a month so I was excited to see this is a common occurrence for the laid back people of Italy.

View down the closed streets of Cremona as locals haggle for a good deal.

View down the closed streets of Cremona as locals haggle for a good deal.

Cremona, Italy boot both at the Saturday Street Market in the town center.

Cremona, Italy boot both at the Saturday Street Market in the town center.

European men and women alike wear a variety of boots each day to keep warm and it was no surprise to see this boot booth.

Saturday street market clothing

Variety of olives, peppers, and other fresh items have their own booth! Martini time?

Variety of olives, peppers, and other fresh items have their own booth! Martini time?

After the chilly street market a local café was my next stop! Fresh pastries and an espresso or cappuccino is necessity living in Italy.

After the chilly street market a local café was my next stop! Fresh pastries and an espresso or cappuccino is a necessity living in Italy.

My fresh air stroll and espresso has inspired me to research new ideas for Roc Me Out Boutique!

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