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Arizona Women's Basketball Tour of Italy: Day 2 - Milan
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: May 15, 2007
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By: Suzy Bofia

 

Today was a very eventful day for the Arizona women’s basketball. We took a tour of the city of Milan, one of the most modern cities in Italy.  Our tour started out with a trip to Castello Sforzesco, a castle built in the 19th century.  The weather was not nice, because it rained most of the morning and it was cold.

 

We then arrived at Teatro alla Scala, the most famous opera house in the world.  Next, we went to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a very nice shopping plaza.  There were many expensive stores and restaurants in this plaza like Gucci, but there was even a MacDonald’s.  The floors of the Galleria were mosaics of different parts of the world and the top of it was covered by an airy glass dome.  We spent at least two hours walking down the street. Many other tourist were there taking some pictures as well.

 

We then walked from the Galleria right to the Duomo of Milan, a beautiful cathedral.   The cathedral was quite big inside. It has beautiful design and inside, we could see the graves of ancient bishops.

 

Finally, we stopped by the one of the most expensive food store in the world, Peck. Everything was very expensive, even the tomatoes that I can buy in back home at $2 a pound would cost 20 Euros a pound. I was impressed when I saw that one pound of cookies cost 40 Euros that is more than $60 in American money.  You could not take any pictures in the store.

 

We did a lot of walking today, but it was worth it.  We saw some very beautiful sights in Milan, and I will never forget all we were able to experience today.

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