After seeing "The Last Supper," then visiting the Parco Sempione and Castello Sforzesco, we finished our day with a very leisurely walk on the Via Dante, beginning at the castle and headed in the general direction of the Milan Cathedral.
This street is totally pedestrian, and has been since 1996. It is lined with palaces, fine shops, restaurants, and bars, and has become a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. It is the kind of place I could sit for hours nursing a coffee or a vino - just people watching. I remember Rick Steves saying that local businesses were quite concerned when the Via Dante became pedestrian only, but would not have it any other way now.
Another ritzy street in Milan full of expensive stores and restarants and gelaterias that have chandeleirs.
When I was there they had an exhibit with pictures of people from around the world with spiritual sayings from such people as Gandi, Martin Luther King, and Jiddu Krishnamurti.
I hope this exhibit stays in Milan so people can stop and realize that there is more to life than the pursuit of material wealth so you can enjoy the good life.
The road that leads from the Piazzo Duomo to the Sforza Castle is not a tourist draw in itself, but does offer tantalising views of the spectacular Milanese fortress. On many days, as can be seen in the picture, the street is lined with market stalls selling all kinds of produce. Luciano's brother Carlo bought some wonderful Sicilian bread from one market stall, that had possibly the hardest crust I have ever experienced, along with some fine Italian cheeses.
Although it is not an official attraction, this business building on via Dante is worth taking a picture of. It represents the spirit of Italy - grand and beautiful.
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