Italy Part III: Milano
Our time in Milan was bittersweet. I was very excited to explore the city but knew that when we reached Milan, our trip would quickly approach the end of our vacation. We made the best of our day and half in this beautiful city, which involved some major retail therapy!
One thing we were not able to see in Milan was the Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci. We tried purchasing tickets two months in advance and still couldn't get them. If you ever plan on visiting it, you MUST plan ahead!
Milan is chock-full of boutiques, as you can imagine. During our stroll through the city, I stopped in a few stores that specializes in flats and picked up two pairs. They are super comfy and for Italian leather, so much cheaper than faux leather at home. I learned this the last time we were in Italy when I only bought one pair and wore them into the ground. A few other places we checked out: (1) we really enjoyed wandering through the Brera district, a cool neighborhood with lots to see; (2) La Rinascente, a high end department store that has a great food hall all the way at the top, definitely worth a walk through; (3) Excelsior another department store that was fun to walk through. The fashion is great to look at but is definitely pricey; (4) Antonia, a beautifully curated high end store. I liked walking through it and getting inspired by all the beautiful clothes and accessories; and (5) Pharmacies. Yes, that's right. I always pop into the pharmacies to buy beauty products such as Italian made lotions and soaps to bring home as gifts. They're always a hit!
And with that, I have fully recapped our vacation. It was fun to reminisce but also sad that it's over! I'll have to start dreaming of our next vacation, which will be a little bit different with a little baby in tow :)