A whirlwind trip to Milan

In November, my friend  and I did a quick weekend trip to Milan. The best thing about Milan is that it is a quick flight from London (less than 1.5 hours), and if you book far in advance, you can buy airfares for £65 per person!

We had a great time eating and shopping. We woke up when we felt like, ate a 3 course breakfast and then walked through the streets of Milan as if we had all the time in the world! Continue reading “A whirlwind trip to Milan”

Milan in an hour: it can be done!

I went to Milan for one hour and loved it!

No seriously, I did!

During our trip to Lake Como, my thoughts kept returning back to Milan. When I last visited Milan, it was during our honeymoon last year and I was a fledgling Europe traveler. I wanted to return back to Milan to see whether the magic was still there. It still was! Continue reading “Milan in an hour: it can be done!”

Milan is famous for fashion but also rich in history

There is something really interesting about a city made famous for fashion, yet has so many other hidden stories to tell. They say that Milan is modern and moves with the times, so in order to get to know Milan, you need to look harder and peel off a few layers.

We spent two marvellous days in Milan and I must say that this city did not initially have the wow factor that I expected until I saw all the trendy shops and people! As you walk out of Milano Centrale station, there are huge crowds of people milling about trying to get their shopping fix from designer stores like Prada to the mainstream stores like Zara (my top 2 favourites). Milanese are very serious about their shopping and even have stores available to you from the moment you step off the platform. Definitely my type of city! Continue reading “Milan is famous for fashion but also rich in history”