Last week Dave and I went to Milan for a few days to attend the SMX conference that Dave was speaking at. Its the first time that a SMX show has been held in Italy so it was good to be asked to be part of it. Italy is a country that I want to see more of, we went to Rome last year with the kids which was great, and I’m planning on at least ticking off Florence and Venice in the near future.
This is what we went to Milan for … here’s Dave with John Meuller from Google and Chris Sherman from SMX as they are prepping to start the session.
Before Dave did his session we had a few hours spare to head into the centre of Milan to see the sights. (I seem to have lost my camera somewhere so I only have my phone pictures for now)
The main attraction in Milan is Duomo cathedral which is a massive, impressive building and when you see it you realise why it took 400 years to build. It sits at the head of a huge open plaza surrounding by amazing buildings. It was a bit drizzly when we were there so all my pictures are a bit dull.
Inside Duomo are huge columns and gorgeous stained glass windows
Across from Duomo is the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II which you enter through a huge archway and then are surrounded by designer brands, superb architecture and details such as the flooring.
Looking up the roof is as impressive as the price tags!
We then went to see Le Scala which was pretty unimpressive from the outside and then stopped for some lunch in a lovely restaurant with tables outside where we could watch the fashionistas go by.
Next up was a mission to track down the AC Milan shop to get the kids a shirt each. They seem to have an array of European football shirts now.
After 2 nights in Milan it was time to head home. I love the picture of the plane that I snapped while we were waiting to board.