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!
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Ashley NicholasDecember 2, 2014
Wow, I can’t wait to visit Italy sometime! It looks like you had a remarkable trip!
Deanna RitzNovember 22, 2014
I’m so jealous! I’ve been to Italy a couple of times and each time was fantastic. We went there on our honeymoon and had a wonderful time. Wine, cappiciuno’s and great food!
Tricia NightowlmamaNovember 22, 2014
im so jealous right now. Everything looks so beautiful and that sunset is breathtaking thank you for sharing can’t wait to see the next update
Erin KennedyNovember 20, 2014
omg, these photos are amazing and now I am wanting to go even more now! Beautiful
Erica BrooksNovember 20, 2014
Beautiful photos. I would love to visit Milan.
Aisha Kristine ChongNovember 20, 2014
Such a wonderful place! I wish I could visit it next time.
mail4roseyNovember 20, 2014
I’d love to go to Milan. I’d also love to visit that Prada. 😉
TouristMeetsTravelerNovember 20, 2014
Italy is so beautiful, I loved going there myself! Also such breath taking pictures!
Dreaming in SatinNovember 20, 2014
Your trip looks like so much fun! Never been to Milan but have visited 5 different cities in Italy and I’m still dying to go back.
Lynn DeeNovember 20, 2014
Good for you! I would love to see Milan, Venice and Paris too. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Love the photos!
Elizabeth O.November 20, 2014
I wish I could have my own
adventure someday! You inspired me!
Fi Ni NeachtainNovember 20, 2014
Beautiful pictures! Italy is such a gorgeous place to visit. I went to Florence in 2004. I’m looking forward to seeing all about your Paris trip too!
Mia MyrabevNovember 20, 2014
Beautiful pictures already ogling the ones on your IG, I love Italy and cant wait to go next year
Carmen Nimo PerezNovember 20, 2014
Love all your photos! I have been to Italy many times and also to MIlan, it’s beautiful!
Amanda @ AdorkabliiNovember 19, 2014
I need the mugs and I need every single one of them! Hahaha Love the photos!
Nina SayNovember 19, 2014
Italy is so incredibly beautiful. I cannot wait to visit one day.
yonawilliamsNovember 19, 2014
Your architecture shots are gorgeous. Italy is my number one travel destination abroad that I want to visit. I bet a slice of pizza from there is heavenly.
Ann BacciagliaNovember 19, 2014
These are fantastic photos. I would love to visit Italy it is on my bucket list.
Mary HNovember 19, 2014
What great pictures! And the pizza looks so yummy. I would love to visit Italy some day!
OurfamilyworldNovember 19, 2014
You had me at that beautiful sunset and that delicious pizza. Milan is on my wish list. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful trip
Michelle HweeNovember 19, 2014
Wow looks like you had an amazing trip! Italy looks absolutely gorgeous!
shariNovember 19, 2014
This looks amazing. One place that is definitely on my bucket list.
Terri Ramsey BeaversNovember 19, 2014
Oh my gosh, Milan looks like a dream place. I rarely get out of Georgia so thanks for sharing your photos.
Kung PhooNovember 19, 2014
We were talking about going there if we get to Italy again.. last time we were not able to get there..
SahanaNovember 19, 2014
Lovely shots ! Seems like you had a great trip 🙂
GabyNovember 19, 2014
Looks sooo beautiful!!
Style On The SideNovember 19, 2014
Can’t wear to see more pics, I’ve been loving the ones on instagram!
TracersNovember 19, 2014
That is absolutely beautiful! I love the pics too!
Samantha AngellNovember 19, 2014
Oh, your trip in Milan sounds so great! I just used air BNB for the first time while I was in Norway and thought it worked terrifically!
Liz @ A Nut in a NutshellNovember 19, 2014
I’ve been thinking going the AirBnB route is the way to truly immerse yourself in the experience. I loved following along with this!
Robin RueNovember 19, 2014
As an Italian girl who has never been to Italy, I would LOVE to Visit Milan someday!! It sounds amazing.
Stephanie LeeNovember 19, 2014
I love your shots! How i wish i can travel to Milan too.. Looking forward for more travel post 🙂
Tanya CoffmanNovember 19, 2014
I love Milian…the there is so much attention to detail in all their architecture there <3
CourtneyNovember 19, 2014
Omg Milan!!!!! Your pics make me wish I was there right now!!! Omg so pretty!!!!
russ r.November 19, 2014
Milan is gorgeous and this is my kind of trip. Everything that you shared is picture- and postcard-perfect.