Ciao Milano ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Apologies for the delays and lack of posts – the long, cold, dark month of January got the best of me. (Aka I didn’t do many exciting things after the holiday at home!)

The last weekend of January, I went to Milan with Emily. After a whirlwind of events on getting to Milan and to our AirBnB (sorry Erica) we arrived late Friday night. 

On Sarurday morning, we walked up one of the main streets to a cafe to get some pastries and cappuccinos! Where we both got Nutella filled crossants and debated on if it was acceptable for desserts and sweets at 11am. 

   
 
After breakfast we went to the Cathedral in the center of Milan where we marveled at how big and beautiful it truly was. Although it was a rainy day, we climbed our way to the top of the cathedral where you could walk along the roof and see the entire city (quite an experience – definitely worth doing!)

   
   
After the cathedral, we walked around the main shopping “mall” – Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, where the flagship Prada store is (no worries, I didn’t buy anything, guess I need to go back!). 

  
After some poking around in the shops, we got lunch at Panzerotti Luini – a calzone street food shop which was amazingly delicious!

   
 
After filling up on tasty Italian food, we ventured to our meeting point for our walking/bus tour. Our bus tour started at the opera house where we were given a tour of the museum and then into the actual opera house where they were setting up for a Dolce & Gabbana fashion show. 

   
 

After the opera house tour, we drove around Milan back to the Cathedral where we learned more of the history and architecture. 

Next we went back on the bus and drove around the castle before heading over to the chapel where Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting of “The Last Supper”. I was surprised that it was an entire wall mural (unlike the Mona Lisa which was much smaller than I anticipated). 

  

We ended our night at a lovely dinner where we started with a Caprese Salad and had a delicious homemade gnocchi with truffle-cheese sauce (delicious!)

   
  

 We walked around a bit after dinner to the central plaza where we did a few spins on the tiled bull, which symbolised Milan and brought good luck to those who did so.

   
 
The next day we woke up to a bit sunnier of a day where we walked to a different part of Milan where there is a huge flea/vintage market along the canal. 

   
 

We poked around the streets and stalls until we decided to have our last meal in Italy – pizza! (Best pizza I’ve ever had)

  
My weekend in Milan was spent mostly eating, but some shopping and touring to see the cathedral and Last Supper! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿท

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