The excitement of our location wakes me up early. Oh Milan, I love you already. Feels like we have left our best leg to last. We have breakfast at the hotel, I swear it feels like we are sitting in an ethnic mansion, picture the ones with the lions and pillars at the entrance and the gold trimmed furniture throughout the living and kitchen area, maybe even couches with the plastic still covering them ~ well that’s us sitting there at the table eating breakfast. Seriously loving the experience of this place.
We venture to Corso Buenos Aires, it’s the main strip of shops and is similar to Melbourne’s Chapel Street, a few clothing purchases are made and we admire the quality, soft leather that is in all of the shop fronts. We continue to dodge beggars and lap up the amount of people watching that can take place in this strip.. Ah this place is perfect for that!
Walking onto the designer end of town hitting Via della Spiga, one of Milan’s most prestigious streets.
It’s nearing 8pm and for the last couple of days Anton had been organising to catch up with his cousins in Milan for dinner, they are living in Torino about 2.5 hours west of the Milano city.
We had thought at one stage we could spend a night with them but time wasn’t going to permit. There has been a bit of miscommunication and as we get back to the hotel, a note from Anton’s cousin Guisi and her husband and their two children outlining they’d been waiting one and a half hours for us and had not long left for the train station to head home.
Anton immediately called them and they hadn’t left Milan so we were able to meet up with them. We got to know each other as we drove them back to their home in Torino.
It was an opportunity for Anton to see where his grandmother lived and to also meet his Aunty Gina and Uncle Paulo who also lived in Torino. It was a massive round trip for us, we got back to our hotel in Milan at about 5am.
It isn’t the Saturday night we had planned in Milan but we were able to see the town in which Anton’s nonna lived before her passing, which is pretty special for him. We still have a list of bars that need to be conquered here, so we will be back Milan #bucketlist.
Too tired to even think right now – I’m off to sleep.. X
Anna Owens is the founder of ownsit! A mama working in Community Development and Partnerships Education. Anna is a colour crazy, creativity enthusiast who loves to design, collect shoes, eat & travel.. x