We spent a week in Ireland in the spring of 2009 and then flew to Milan to begin a three-week tour of Italy. We stayed in Milan for four days and in this post I will show you a dozen photos from our tours of the city. Some of these photos were recently converted to monochrome. Others you might recall from some Monochrome Madness posts of years ago.
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I have been posting for nearly ten years now and this post from 2017 is one of my most popular single postings, thanks to Google. Go to Google search and type in “Milan Cathedral door” to find out why.
On our third day in Italy we took the train to Stresa on Lago Maggiori and it rained the entire day and I got soaked and spent the next day in bed, venturing out only for a meal at a nearby McDonald’s. The next day we took the train to Venice for a four-night stay. It rained there for one day, too, but we encountered wonderful weather in Florence and Rome.
Milan was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic this spring and at one time more than 12,000 patients were hospitalized with the disease. That number has been reduced to less than 300 lately and it looks like the battle is being won in Italy, unlike in the United States where Covid-19 is raging and the number of deaths has reached 150,000.
There will be more monochrome photos on our travels in Italy in future posts.