Milan is certainly known amongst the fashion industry as a street style capital but for those who appreciate traditional art and culture, the Duomo is nothing short of magnificent. Italy is a gem for art, that goes without saying. I naturally walked the city in the most absurd booties appreciating architecture and everything my eyes could take in.
Boots: Rag & Bone (This specific style is old but I love their boots and they are super comfortable for walking long distances), Jumper: Zara (Also not available but I walked in the location right outside of the Duomo and picked it up off the rack so maybe it was only available in Europe), Coat: J.Crew (Similar Teddybear style. I picked up the last one available in the Columbus Circle location in New York City).
There are so many places to see and explore so although the look above was chic and completely within my comfort level for street style, I advise shoes you can walk in. I took the metro from Malpensa to the Duomo area to reach my hotel but I walked the city after that. I was really comfortable in sneakers.
Certainly more practical. Now, for things to see and do while you’re in the city.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele
What shopping dreams are made of. End of story. Just kidding, but really it has high-end shopping and if you have any euros left, there is more shopping nearby.
Casa Infante artigiani del gelato
I am lactose intolerant and can only really eat gelato in Italy, Greece, England or France. With that being said, when I am in those countries, I eat as much gelato as possible at almost every location I come across. This one was one of my favorites. I went a few times. Grazie Mille!
Luca e Andrea
If you know anything about Milano, you understand the Navigli is the place to go at night when it’s all lit up. I also enjoy it during the day. Luca e Andrea has the best bar! What some might not realize is you cannot beat their menu either. Look at that salad! I wasn’t even hungry but I ate every last bite. I never pass up an opportunity to eat a good meal.
La Parrilla Mexicana Milano
This is a common theme in my blog posts, I find Mexican food everywhere. I loved the menu choices here but I also loved that I spoke in Italian the whole time. If you want to get out and really find yourself in an authentic Milano experience, you have to leave the tourist scene and go into the neighborhoods. I enjoyed talking to the really nice staff and locals. The food was excellent. I was not anywhere close to my hotel so my only recommendation is to make sure to have a taxi arranged or uber or something for transportation. Enjoy the food and live your best life!
If you’re looking for a place to stay, I’ve already blogged about UNA Maison Milano here.