Today was our first full day in Milan, and everyone was more than eager to see the sites after finally getting a good night’s sleep. But before getting outside, we first took a quick crash course in Italian so we could learn some helpful words and phrases to use when exploring on our own. Prior to our walking tour, a few of us went to an Italian market called “Eataly” for lunch, where they had many different options of authentic Italian food.
Our walking tour began at our hotel and the first stop was the Milan business district, or the centro direzionale di Milano. The tour guide provided us with a lot of information on the history of this area as well as some background on the architecture seen. It included beautiful glass buildings that stood in a formation around a courtyard with restaurants, stores, and fountains.
We then explored an area full of restaurants and high end boutiques, including the Corsco Como, which had many high end brands like Gucci. After walking through several cobblestone streets, we finished the tour at the Duomo, which is the third largest cathedral in the world. We decided to take the metro back, which was actually a lot easier than I thought and very convenient. For dinner, a small group of us went to a restaurant near our hotel called Churchill, which I highly recommend if you are looking for a smaller meal or appetizer.
I am definitely worn out from the day’s activities, but looking forward to a day of new experiences tomorrow, as we are going to an Italian University…Ciao!