I headed into the city center and actually accidentally walked right into the main tourist area. I was trying to walk around it and come into it later in the day but took a different way than my morning plan originally was supposed to take me and found myself right in the thick of it all.
I stopped for a while in the Piazza la Scala and watched people for a while before I entered into the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. this open air covered walkway between the Piazza La Scala and the Piazza Duomo is one of the main sights in Milan. I read somewhere that it is the first mall ever. it is absolutely beautiful in cast iron and glass.