Milan Travel Diary: A Taste of Italy

Travel Diary Milan

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.

Don’t forget to check out YesMissy on Instagram too, where you can find more pictures from my day-to-day activities and adventures!

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.

Travel: My adventures in Milan, Italy

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.

Travel: My adventures in Milan, Italy

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.

Travel Diary Milan: beautiful architecture every where you go

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.

Travel: My adventures in Milan, Italy

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.

Milan Travel Diary: Galleria Emanuele Vittorio II

Travel Diary Milan: 10 Corso Como

 Travel Diary Milan: My adventures in Milan, Italy

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.

Travel Diary Milan: the red roof tops of the city at sunset

Stay tuned for my upcoming travel diary in Venice and Paris!

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  • russ r.
    November 19, 2014

    Milan is gorgeous and this is my kind of trip. Everything that you shared is picture- and postcard-perfect.

  • Courtney
    November 19, 2014

    Omg Milan!!!!! Your pics make me wish I was there right now!!! Omg so pretty!!!!

  • Tanya Coffman
    November 19, 2014

    I love Milian…the there is so much attention to detail in all their architecture there <3

  • Stephanie Lee
    November 19, 2014

    I love your shots! How i wish i can travel to Milan too.. Looking forward for more travel post 🙂

  • Robin Rue
    November 19, 2014

    As an Italian girl who has never been to Italy, I would LOVE to Visit Milan someday!! It sounds amazing.

  • Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    November 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!

  • Samantha Angell
    November 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!

  • Tracers
    November 19, 2014

    That is absolutely beautiful! I love the pics too!

  • Style On The Side
    November 19, 2014

    Can’t wear to see more pics, I’ve been loving the ones on instagram!

  • Gaby
    November 19, 2014

    Looks sooo beautiful!!

  • Sahana
    November 19, 2014

    Lovely shots ! Seems like you had a great trip 🙂

  • Kung Phoo
    November 19, 2014

    We were talking about going there if we get to Italy again.. last time we were not able to get there..

  • Terri Ramsey Beavers
    November 19, 2014

    Oh my gosh, Milan looks like a dream place. I rarely get out of Georgia so thanks for sharing your photos.

  • shari
    November 19, 2014

    This looks amazing. One place that is definitely on my bucket list.

  • Michelle Hwee
    November 19, 2014

    Wow looks like you had an amazing trip! Italy looks absolutely gorgeous!

  • Ourfamilyworld
    November 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

  • Mary H
    November 19, 2014

    What great pictures! And the pizza looks so yummy. I would love to visit Italy some day!

  • Ann Bacciaglia
    November 19, 2014

    These are fantastic photos. I would love to visit Italy it is on my bucket list.

  • yonawilliams
    November 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.

  • Nina Say
    November 19, 2014

    Italy is so incredibly beautiful. I cannot wait to visit one day.

  • Amanda @ Adorkablii
    November 19, 2014

    I need the mugs and I need every single one of them! Hahaha Love the photos!

  • Carmen Nimo Perez
    November 20, 2014

    Love all your photos! I have been to Italy many times and also to MIlan, it’s beautiful!

  • Mia Myrabev
    November 20, 2014

    Beautiful pictures already ogling the ones on your IG, I love Italy and cant wait to go next year

  • Fi Ni Neachtain
    November 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!

  • Elizabeth O.
    November 20, 2014

    I wish I could have my own
    adventure someday! You inspired me!

  • Lynn Dee
    November 20, 2014

    Good for you! I would love to see Milan, Venice and Paris too. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Love the photos!

  • Dreaming in Satin
    November 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.

  • TouristMeetsTraveler
    November 20, 2014

    Italy is so beautiful, I loved going there myself! Also such breath taking pictures!

  • mail4rosey
    November 20, 2014

    I’d love to go to Milan. I’d also love to visit that Prada. 😉

  • Aisha Kristine Chong
    November 20, 2014

    Such a wonderful place! I wish I could visit it next time.

  • Erica Brooks
    November 20, 2014

    Beautiful photos. I would love to visit Milan.

  • Erin Kennedy
    November 20, 2014

    omg, these photos are amazing and now I am wanting to go even more now! Beautiful

  • Tricia Nightowlmama
    November 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

  • Deanna Ritz
    November 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!

  • Ashley Nicholas
    December 2, 2014

    Wow, I can’t wait to visit Italy sometime! It looks like you had a remarkable trip!

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