Being not a fan of the crowds I still had to accept one fact that touristy places are popular for a reason. The Uffizi houses the world's finest collection of Renaissance masterpieces, right where the Renaissance was born!
The underrated Boboli gardens was definitely a highlight of our three-day visit.
'David' is a biblical hero that has been known for the victory over Goliath to save people in the land of Israel.
Most of public museums in Milan are free on the first Sunday of the month, including top-notch ones like the Last Supper, Pinacoteca di Brera and Sforza Castle Museums.
As we approached the ski resort, a fairytale-like landscape opened up in front of us with lovely wooden cottages, icy stream and brownish mountains against the backdrop of clear blue sky.
Sforza castle shelters several museums and art collections inside, of which the most notable works include the Sala dell Dasse by Da Vinci and Michelangelo's unfinished sculpture of Pietà.
As a non-Christian, Christmas didn't have much of a meaning to me but this time I decided to have it the local way. Turns out it was quite a memorable experience.