April 9, 2015

Duomo di Milano

Duomo di Milano

The overcast weather in Milan called for casual outfits for the rest of our trip. It was colder and a bit rainy.  But it still did not dampen our spirits.  We spent the next two days sightseeing and walking around as much of the city as we could.  I mapped out our day and we left at breakfast and did not get back home until around midnight each night.  We definitely made the most of our time there.

For the first day of sightseeing, we headed straight to the Duomo.  It is the 5th largest church in the world and took nearly six centuries to complete.  I can see why. This church is expansive and the detailing is so impressive.  The amount of work that went into this church is admirable.  Its beauty is striking, and being able to walk among the buttresses on the roof is surreal.  Next, we headed to Luini, famous for their panzerotti!  It is fried pizza dough folded in half with a mozzarella and tomato filling inside.  It is basically a bit of heaven, and heaven won't be complete without gelato from Cioccolati Italiani! Now this is not your oridinary gelato, they fill the bottom of the cone with your choice of milk, white, or dark chocolate.  It is so decadent that I still dream about this gelato!    

After walking around and going inside every church I walked by, it was time for an "apertivo",  Dry cocktails bar is a superb pizza and mixology bar that reminded me of a NYC bar.  There was one mixologist who was a gem to watch.  You could tell that  he takes great responsibility  in each cocktail he prepares.  We didn't  stay for pizza because we had reservations at Da Oscar.  After having the best gelato ever that day, I didn't think anything  could top it.  This restaurant  did with its casual atmosphere  and friendly staff.  I had the gnocchi with jalape├▒os and it was one of my best meals ever!  The flavors were intertwined so remarkably that the huge portion was no match for my appetite. From there we walked home to help work off our gigantic  meal.  This was a full but very pleasing day in Milan.

Since I knew I would be out all day and doing a number of activities, I kept it casual with skinny jeans, long sleeved blouse and a leather jacket.  This was comfortable  enough to tour around town and nice enough for drinks and a casual dinner.  With the rainy weather, this outfit  was easy to pull together and keep me warm  for our days adventure.

Thanks for reading,

Andrea





Luini


Brera District



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