I finally made it to Milan.  The French were protesting so that canceled a flight from Spain to Italy (?), delaying us by one day.  One more day in Barcelona is really great anyway.  Milan is a newer city, at least where I was, in the fact that it has skyscrapers, busy people, and less of the old time charming feel that Barcelona had.  We managed to find a great little gelato place near a park.  The coffee is amazing.  I had 3 cups yesterday.  The espresso is not bitter and tastes great.  One day in Milan seemed enough, it is more for shopping.  We never made it to the city center (and the cathedral).  On the train we met a nice lady from Lithuania and another from Italy who told us all the great places to go in Firenze and Roma (Florence and Rome).