Milan - More than Fashion
From Pescara to Milan we took a Frecciarossa - Italy’s high-speed train. [Word of advice - book these early online to save a considerable amount. We did not and learned this lesson.] The 4.5 hour ride was comfortable and scenic. We were glad we brought snacks. Our stay in Milan would be just one night so we could meet up with our nephew, Patrick, who was coming to Italy for the first time. We chose our accommodations for their proximity to the train station and price, but our stay at Guest House Brianza Rooms was better than expected - small and modest, but clean and comfortable.
En route to the Duomo - a 40-minute walk - we stumbled upon beautiful courtyard gardens, architecture with a twist, and Christmas Italian style.
The best part of the Duomo visit was the “Archeological Area” - an ancient baptistery that was uncovered in the 60’s when they were digging for a new Metro station.
Window shopping doesn’t get better than the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.
The reward for our long walk after rising at 3:30 AM for a 5:00 train ride was a nice Milanese lunch at Bar Gatto - a half-bottle of Fontodi Chianti Classico, a caprese salad with a creamy Buratta and drizzled with EVOO and a red grape reduction (like a balsamic glaze), Risotto alla Milanese (of course), and a Prosciutto and Mushroom flatbread.
11/26/2019 08:29:59 am
Very nice, i been to Milan in 1984. Little i remembered.
11/26/2019 09:10:31 am
So jealous, but loving walking along with you! Gearing up for Thanksgiving here. First Church missing you, but we have never seen 9 services so full! Looking forward to more postings.
11/26/2019 09:51:36 am
Nancy and Curzi: thanks so much for doing this blog. That way, we not only get to see you in your latest hairstyles (awesome, btw), we also get to see some of the wonderful places that you visit. Keep the photos coming. Please!
11/26/2019 09:57:45 am
You must have been in shopping heaven Nancy at THE MALL OF ALL MALLS! The food looks phenomenal. How will you ever readjust to American food? What a culinary learning experience!
Lynn Peterson Read
11/26/2019 06:05:16 pm
Great blog! Glad you’re having so much fun. Felice Ringraziamento!
11/27/2019 01:14:30 pm
Hi Nancy and Richard—Amazing to see you living your dream, literally! It turns out that we just missed being able to cross paths with you in Italy (we were heading home just as you started your travels in October). Next time. :-)
11/28/2019 12:26:37 am
Looks like your really enjoying your dream vacation!
12/1/2019 09:03:54 am
So happy for you guys and jealous , what an experience .. looking forward to seeing what comes next .
12/3/2019 09:18:10 am
Never been to Milan but it's on my list! Enjoy
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