We left beautiful Zermatt early the next morning, and crossed the border into Italy, with a short stop in Domodossola, where we had our first gelato (it was great). Its a new experience - crossing into another country without having to show your passport, yet one easily missed since you don't exactly get an announcement as it happens.
It's a shame - not having enough time to truly enjoy the places you're traveling to. We spent only a night in Milan, and the first thing we did was to visit Duomo di Milano, the largest church in Italy, and third largest in the world. Built on what was the most central area of Roman Mediolanum (Ancient Milan), work on the cathedral started in 1386, and finally ended over 5 centuries later with the inauguration of the final gate in 1965, largely accepted as the end of the construction.
The church was beautiful, but this was my favorite photo from our time there - through a wired fence overlooking Piazza (city square) Duomo, in the late afternoon sun.