MILAN TRAVEL TIPS & HIGHLIGHTS: SIGHTSEEING, ITALIAN FOOD & ARCHITECTURE. BRERA DISTRICT, DUOMO GOTHIC CATHEDRAL.
In the life of a fashion blogger, every day’s a mash-up of work and play. While in Milan, we spent the morning in a photoshoot for our HOPE tshirts to benefit Japan.
This was my first time in Milan. On the other hand, my fellow traveller used to live and model here. So while I was keen to sight-see, he… was less enthused (as you can see in the photo above!).
It started to rain. We passed an “ombrello” man, and I insisted on the rainbow one. “Che palle! Mah!”
Milan is certainly grittier than other parts of Italy (such as Venice, Florence). But I was charmed by the Brera district, which had chic restaurants and boutiques on cobblestone streets.
As always, we were famished. Alice took us to Princi cafe and bakery, to refuel.
The warm aroma of artisanal baked goods, sweet and savory…
Focaccia, olives, tomatoes, cheese.
My favorite was the zucchini and mozzarella flatbread… ah!
The Duomo is an ultra-touristy attraction, surrounded by boring big-box stores. But this was my first time in Milan, so I had to see the Gothic cathedral in the flesh.
I had the best tour guide ever. Our conversation went something like this:
LC: Tell me about the Duomo.
SS: It’s called the Duomo, and it’s a biggggg church.
LC: What’s the story behind that pyramid?
SS: Ah yes. It’s a biggg triangle.
We met up with my cousin, who happened to be in Milano at the same time. I’m wearing a rose hoodie and wolf bag, gifted from Iron Fist.
Apparently, we are all over Weibo, the Chinese Twitter-like service. You may recognize these photos from the Luisaviaroma fashion blogger event in Florence.
Want to see more of our Italy travel adventures? All the posts so far are in this blog category.
PS: Thanks to popular blog College Fashion for including me in their Blogger Inspiration interview series.
Have you been to Milan before? What did you think of the city? Did you have any memorable Italian meals?
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