Ciao Amici! Welcome to the Italian fashion capital: Milano!
After almost 20 days in Greece, it was time to go back to one of my favourite city in Europe.
I have been here so many times but never had the opportunity to take proper shots. In fact, Milano is a city where I usually go to meet friends, develop new collaborations, and obviously do some shopping.
My first time here was actually with my parents and I was 18 (sweet 18s!). We were going to the carnival of Venice, and passed by Milano for 2 days + Verona.
What to Do in Milano?
Milano is a small city, nothing comparable with Paris or New York. The downtown and the “must-see” sites are pretty much done in 1 day. I recommend to start with the piazza del Duomo and visit the cathedral, head to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (shopping optional) and take a cappuccino at the terrace of Savini Caffè – one of the oldest coffee shop in Milano since 1867. But do not eat there (it’s not only really overpriced but seriously the food is nothing special). Trust me, take only an espresso or cappuccino.
After visiting the main sites of Milano, head to one of the many terraces with view to the Duomo and piazza. One of my favourite is the rooftop lounge & restaurant Duomo 21 Terrace. Fancy for clubbing? Then go to the Cavalli Club, one of the most iconic party spot to see and be seen.
You will notice that Milano is full of beautiful and stylish women and men. I always try to keep up with the locals. Upon arrival, I wore a casual yet elegant floral dress (you guys know how much I love dresses) that actually was matching the cream tones of the Galleria interior.
One thing I hate here: I always have the feeling I’m the fattest girl in town! Indeed, when I arrived at the Mandarin Oriental for the check-in, I did a tour of the hotel with the manager and all the female-guests where so skinny I really felt I needed to loose some weight (in contrast with Malta where I’m completely fine).
By travelling around, you have a neat understanding of which cities live and breath fashion and those who don’t. Greece and Malta have a very mediterranean lifestyle (like the South of Italy and Sicily) unlike Paris, Madrid, Milano, or London where I feel people do really care about their appearance.
Have you ever been in Milano? How was your experience? Did you feel any difference between the way how locals dress and your hometown?
Let me know in the comment section!
Wearing: Dress Karen Millen; Clutch & Shoes Massimo Dutti
Location: Duomo & Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II