Postcards from Milan
Ohh the motherland… There is a big chance that 1.5 in every 3 Argentinians will profess his love Italy when you get to know them. Maybe it’s because most of our grandparents and great-grandparents came from Italy, maybe it’s because of our delusion that we are European and not Latin American, anyways we feel this weird bond with Italy that is hard to explain.
So, since we got to Europe I’ve tried to get Le boyfriend on a plane for an Italian weekend away.
There is no way of travelling the country in just a few days so we decided to start from the top (and then go back later.) We set our base of operations, aka our Airbnb in Milan, and moved via train to Verona, Bergamo and Turin.
Quick guide to Milano
What to see:
Sure, you should stop by the ‘Last Supper’, Il Duomo, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and so on. But what we mostly enjoyed doing was walking through the Sempione Park, you have the Arco della Pace, the little lake and the Sforzesco Castle, as well as roads and roads inside the park itself.
Bosco Verticale. Off the Isola subway station, you can find a new up and coming neighborhood with the same name. It’s claiming to be Milan future modern design hub, and in the center of it there are two residential buildings overflowing with trees and plants, it’s not so much an attraction but it sets the tone for the district’s description. Close by there’s the Piazza Gae Aulenti, filled with shops, modern architecture and good atmosphere.
What to eat/drink:
At any point in your travel, you should stop for an Italian Aperitivo: an Aperol Spritz, a Garibaldi or maybe a Campari Americano. You can even stop at the Campari or Aperol Cafes at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.
If it’s cold you could also take advantage of the northern food with a Rissotto Milanese, a Breaded cutlet or Cotoletta or maybe go for some Polenta.
Good to know:
Milan seems to be an ever-moving city, there are countless events going on all the time. Fashion week, gaming week, music week, districts parties, art galleries openings and events. So stay tuned for anything going on in the city that might spark prices up or make it impossible to walk it’s streets.
What we missed:
Call it lack of time or too many tourists but we were not able to go see the last supper. Someone also recommended we go to the Navigli district which is filled with bars and restaurants and we couldn’t make it. I guess we’ll leave it for next time.