On Monday, I spent the day in Milan getting to know the layout of the city. Of course, I had a Gelato and I did a little shopping in the Galleria even though most of the stuff was out of my price range. I had fun window shopping. The Galleria was built under the power of Vittorio Emanuele who was the King of Italy of the time. Designed in 1861, but construction did not begin until 1865 and was completed in 1877. It was the precursor to the inside shopping mall. Another reason to love Italy. Afterwards, I met Frank and his colleagues (Maximo and Christine) for an amazing dinner , but that is for another post.