A French friend from Paris came this week to Milan. I’ll try to sum up the whole week without boring you. Plus some pics of this non-stop week.
We walked around my house in Centrale, Repubblica, then to the new district Porta Nuova, Corso Como and again Repubblica. She was tired at the end so we went home. I explained her the planning we were about to do the next days.
I decided to take her to the center of the city and visit the Duomo, la Scala (the opera) and walk across the old streets unknown from the tourists. We went to the Duomo (only from the outside) and then to Gallerie Vittorio Emmanuele where she (obviously after I explained her what it was) wanted to turn around the toro and finally to Piazza della Scala with the Municipio and the famous Teatro alla Scala di Milano that we visited. Here some pics of the beautiful theatre. We ate at Luini of course (il panzerotto Milanese couldn’t miss) and visited the Alessandro Manzoni’s house and la casa degli Omenoni.
We basically spent the afternoon around Duomo in Corso Vittorio Emanuele doing shopping.
On the only sunny day of the week I wanted to bring her on the seaside in Liguria, Camogli more precisely that I know very well because I had a house there when I was a child. But we lost the train and so decided to spend the day in a swimming pool near navigli. At the end of the day we saw Amorino near the Naviglio Grande (I didn’t know there was one in Milan) and of course had to stop.
We decided to visit the Triennale Design museum of Milan on her last day. So we took the metro to Cairoli and found near the Expo Gate a new little green surprise that I didn’t see before: a kitchen garden in the middle of Milan with all sorts of plants I can find in my grandma’s garden (salads, aromatic plants, corn plants…). I found really cute and astonishing the location. We went to the museum across the Parco Sempione and the castle Sforzesco, in the middle of tourists and visited the different exhibitions of the TDM (how cool am I calling it with the abbreviations?) then stoped for an aperitivo (cocktail) in the museum’s bar.
Now I’m leaving to France, take my brother and then straight to Biarritz, Bilbao and the North of Spain ! I hope to surf a lot (miss it…) and then to Barcelona. A boat will bring us to Sardegna and then Corsica. You guessed well, in september you’ll be wildly attacked by a lot of pictures around the Mediterranean sea. See you in one month (my hippie trip is of course without internet connection) I’ll miss you all ! I also have a lot of new projects in my mind.
Green kisses, Marie.