Our final stop in our Italy-Greece trip was back where it all began. Milan, a fashion capital up there in the ranks with Paris, London and New York. A major component of Fashion Month, and I was there, in the middle of it all. My dream was to be able to catch a show during my visit, but during the planning, it just wasn’t possible to fit into our already packed schedule. So, I settled for the next best thing. A walk around the city, filled with art, history, food and just a little fashion.
Duomo di Milano
The Duomo di Milano is a Catholic Church in Milan, considered the 2nd largest cathedral in the world, is over 600 years old. You don’t even have to be religious to appreciate the incredible architecture of the structure and the awe-inspiring art that lies inside. With a whopping 3,400 statues, 135 gargoyles and 700 figures, plus the stained glass windows and paintings, the Gothic era church is truly impressive.
Louis Vuitton Time Capsule Exhibit
While we walked around the Piazza di Duomo, something caught my eye. There was a long line of people waiting to get into what seemed like an oddly placed square structured, that didn’t quite fit in with the rest of the architecture in the plaza. As we approached the entrance to the Museum by the Duomo, I realized it was what seemed to be a pop-up exhibit for the Louis Vuitton Time Capsule. And I was right! My husband rolled his eyes, but I promised I’d take him to the best Italian foodie experience that night if we could go see the exhibit after the church tour.
“In this traveling exhibit, Louis Vuitton’s story is told through an exclusive selection of one-of-a-kind objects from the Maison’s archives from 1854 to today. Presented as a thematic itinerary, the exhibit celebrates the strong pioneering spirit that has characterized the Maison since its creation 165 years ago. Focusing on four fundamental aspects: inventions, travel, the art of preserving objects and the icons of the Maison, Time Capsule shows just how visionary Louis Vuitton has been in foreseeing travellers’ desires and needs as everyday means of transportation has drastically evolved over time.” – Time Capsule Exhibition in Milan
| “For this Italian edition, one of the special pieces on display is “Boîte Milano”, a unique trunk made for the International Exhibition of Decorative and Modern Arts of Paris in 1925.”
I was in awe! I was a little bummed that we didn’t get to visit the Fundazione di Prada, but I figured that was the most fashion my dear husband could take. We ended on a high note, visiting the one place that houses all things food in Milan, Eataly. It’s towering 4 floors packed with food to dine or to shop, wine as far as the eye can see and the best gelato in the city. I even found a fair trade, vegan chocolate scoop for myself. It was quite the experience.
This takes us to the end of our wonderful trip. Next I’ll share a travel guide for you! Many have asked, so I’ll do my best to compile something very special. Until then, Ciao! Arriverderci!