The Via Montenapoleone is the highest-end street in Milano - and that's a pretty strong field.
All the top international retail brand names are here, along with some Italian names you will only know if you're a real 'fashionisti'.
And I saw something there while walking to dinner Saturday evening I'd never seen before - a Jaguar taxi.
Not a limo with a liveried driver, but an S-Type, painted Milano-taxi-dull-white with the lit-up 'taxi' sign on the roof and everything, in a rank behind the Fiats and Toyotas (including a Prius).
Mercedes of course is the taxi of choice everywhere in Europe. There was also an Audi Q7 pulling out of the parking garage of our (Canadian-run) hotel.
I once saw a BMW M5 taxi at the Frankfurt Airport - painted German-taxi-dull-cream with the lit-up 'taxi' sign on the roof and everything; apparently you get a tax break on a new car if you run it as a cab for a year, and some clever dude was taking advantage. I assume the payoff was bigger than the cost of a paint job. And if you were late for your flight, you'd hope this would be the cab the dispatcher would send.
But a Jaguar taxi?
That's a new one on me.
Damn; I'm sorry I didn't even have my phone with me, let alone my camera.
At least the morning after I got a photo of the Canadian flag above our hotel entrance...