My Mini Guide to Milan
Happy festive Sunday friends,
Are you all getting in the holiday spirit? I’ve finally started wrapping some gifts, and I have to say, buying people gifts is one of the most joyous things about this time of year. I think it makes me so happy because gift giving is really how I show someone how much I care about them.
For this particular blog post, I want to rewind to a couple weekends ago when Fergus and I were in Milan! Although we were only there for a very brief visit, I feel like we squeezed in a lot, and I have to share it with all my favorite people (aka you!). Here are my recommendations for where you need to go and what you need to see in Milan if you ever visit!
The most must-see feature in Milan, is pretty unmissable. It’s Duomo Cathedral, of course! The night we first arrived in Milan, we went into the center and walked out of the metro to be greeted by this amazing and incredibly intricate building. This stunning building took over 500 years to build and you can tell because the building is dripping in amazing sculptures and bright stained glass windows. You have to pay about twelve euros to climb to the roof of the building and go inside, but it’s definitely worth it. My last blog post was set on the roof of this amazing building, if you want to check it out.
Another iconic building you have to visit, especially if you love history, is the Sforza Castle. It was originally built by a Duke of Milan and is full of interesting courtyards and decorated ceilings. This place is partially indoors and for the most part outdoor, so I recommend going on a non-rainy day if you can!
If you’re looking for a quiet place to take a break from the bustle of central Milan, I def recommend taking a walk in Milan’s park, Parco Sempione. I recommend walking from Milan’s center towards the Porta Sempione, gate of Milan, on the other side of the park to see another famous landmark. If you head to my Instagram you’ll see one of my recent photos in front of Porta Sempione in the park.
My brunch recommendation in Milan is a little place that Ferg and I stumbled upon called L’Ov Milano! They had a lovely selection of brunch options including pancakes, coffee, yogurt, full English, American, and of course Italian breakfasts. Fergus went for salmon and scramble eggs, and I went for the french toast, both of which were delish! The decor inside was also super cute and very on trend at the moment with lots of house plants and gorgeous floor tiles. (Am I the only one who notices cute floors?..yep just me?..ok haha)
Pizza & Pasta
Pizza and Pasta are obviously must-haves when coming to Italy! We had pizza the first night we got there and it was to die for! For pizza, thanks to my friend, Rosaria’s recommendation, we went to Fresco e Cimmino, which is in Duomo, central Milan. We def recommend for your pizza fix. For pasta we went to Miscusi, which was delicious! Fergus had carbonara and I had a pesto pasta both of which did not disappoint.
In case you want to try something other than Italian food while in Milan, I would definitely recommend Tamakigno! Thanks to my Italian friend, Lorenza, we went to this place on our last night in Milan, and the sushi was to die for! Even more to die for was the decor! The first floor was all blue and covered in gorgeous wallpaper and neons. The second floor was all pink with tropical wall murals and even leaf shaped plates! I definitely recommend hitting up this place if you’re in the mood for a bit of sush.
Thank you so so much for reading this week’s blog post. If you’re ever going to Milan, I hope you’ll check this post for my little recommendations! Always feel free to message me if you have any other questions about Milan in general, because I’d be happy to answer. I also have two lovely friends living in Milan, so if I can’t answer your questions, I know they can. A special thank you goes out to Fergus again for taking these gorg pictures of me in Milan! How lucky am I to have such a creative and patient brother?! Anyway, remember to check back again next week for another blog post before Christmas!