Le Avventure Di Sophia Graf

My thrilling adventures in Europe!

Monday, July 16, 2007


On the way to our hotel room in Milan, we took 8 kinds of transportation. They were:

  1. Car (an 1 1/2 drive from Hungerford to the long term car park)

  2. Shuttle (from the car park to the airport)

  3. Escalator (in the airport)

  4. Peoplemover (a moving sidewalk in the airport)

  5. Airplane

  6. Bus (from the airplane to the airport)

  7. Train (from the airport to the subway)

  8. Milan Subway (to the hotel)

  9. Elevator (to the hotel room)

I had Italian pizza for the first time that night. the cheese is really good and the crust is cracker thin and crunchy, but it still has a crust. My favorite part about Italian pizza is that about half of their pizzas have prosciutto.

Milan is basically just a big city. It's not quite as tall as New York, but it's almost as big. Anthony's favorite thing was the streetcars, which follow basically the same lines as the subway but is more limited. It's nicer than a subway, though, since it's above ground.

Things we saw in Milan:

  • the Duomo- (Italian for dome, i.e. Cathedral) is extremely Gothic and looks like a drip castle you might make on the beach. I almost wasn't let in because my shorts were shorter than halfway down my thighs. The guard said that if I tied a sweatshirt around my waist then I could get in. It was really big inside, but there were huge columns everywhere that made it like a forest. I saw my first dead saint under the altar, but i forgot his name, San Carlos or something . . .

  • Sant'Ambrogio- was the church that my mom went to when she lived in Milan. We couldn't go inside since it was closed for restoration.

  • Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore- was my mom's old school. we came during the 2 hour lunch break from 11 to 1, so there were students milling around all over the place.
  • Meucci Pizzeria- my mom's favorite pizzeria, located just off Corsa Magenta, with student prices!
  • The Galleria- a long shopping area connecting the Duomo with La Scala, the opera house. the center houses a Louis Vuitton, a Prada, and, you'll never believe this, a Mcdonalds McCafe. We hd gelato at a nice resturaunt (my first time to have real gelato), then looked around Prada, took a picture, and were told, "no peekture" by an employee, and left.



delilah <3 said...

you are so lucky! now i have a wierd jealous feeling! i mean i have been there before but... anyway... isnt it sooooo magical? did you climb the stairs of the duomo? i got halfway up and had to pee... hehe... i love the crust!!!did you learn any italion?
i miss you soooooo much

July 26, 2007 7:12 PM  
delilah said...

ahh your wearing the shirt i gave you!!

July 30, 2007 2:42 PM  
delilah <3 said...

sorry just noticed that

July 30, 2007 2:43 PM  
Carolthumper said...

Hi Sophie and family,
It doesn't look like you have added any more news since Cindy's b-day. That's been a month ago. What is going on this month. When are you returning. Summer is almost over. I really enjoyed all of your write-ups. What a great vacation. Love, Aunt Carol

August 14, 2007 7:42 PM  

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