If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you might have noticed that I’ve recently been doing some travelling! We started our adventures in NYC, then it was off to Milan and Venice, and then our last stop was Paris, before coming home-sweet-home to Toronto. Me and my fiancée have always wanted to go a Europe trip together, so we were thrilled to have this opportunity. I took so many pictures, so I’ve selected just some of my favorite highlights from my trip to share with you.
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Milan Travel Diary: A Taste of Italy
We flew into Milan in the early hours of the morning, allowing us to catch the sun rising over the Italian countryside. It was the most beautiful display of color and soft light, starting with deep blues and purples, then evolving into pinks and warm oranges, and eventually bright yellows. Below a shot from the airplane as we flew over the cloud covered Italian mountains and countryside.
Instead of staying at a hotel, we opted to rent an apartment on AirBnB. We wanted to try to have an authentic experience, and to lived and eat like the locals. We rented traditional Milanese style apartment with one of those cute little gated courtyards, located right in the heart of the city. The location was amazing and we were pretty much walking distance all the sights and everything we needed. Using AirBnB was a great choice for us, we had a whole apartment to ourselves, with a full kitchen, and all the living essentials we needed to make our stay comfortable and homey. If you’re interested in using AirBnB for your next vacation, sign up here and get $25 off your first trip.
We stayed right in the center of the city, just few minutes walk away from Duomo (below), one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world. I was just in awe of the detail and care that must have gone into the construction of the Duomo cathederal. It’s certainly a work of art in itself.
Beautiful architecture was at every corner. I wanted to photograph every building! All the detail and handiwork never ceases to amaze me. There’s just so much splendor in the world in the world to discover.
Eating was always an fun adventure in Milan! We had so many great meals, from mom and pop spaghetti diners, to fine dining and gourmet! Here’s a shot of a delicious pizza that we had on our very first day in Milan. Other memorable bites included the mozzarella tasting bar, the ever-so-popular happy hour drinks & buffet, and of course gelato and crepes.
The shopping in Milan was incredible, they had everything a fashionista’s heart could desire! From fashion steals to high-end luxury, Milan had it all. My favorite place to shop was La Rinascente, an upscale Italian department store with floor after floor of designer goodies. Below I have a shot from Prada at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Corso Como, and La Rinascente.
Both me and my fiancée had such a great time in Milan and absolutely fell in love with the city. After just a few days there, it already felt like home to us. We were sad to have to leave, but excited for our up coming adventures in Venice and Paris! Below is a shot of our last sunset in Milan. Our apartment over looked the classic red roofs of Milan, making a perfect scene for a beautiful sunset to say good bye to the city.
Stay tuned for my upcoming travel diary in Venice and Paris!