Day 4: Como

We went to a new city today called Como, and everyone decided to do fun puns involving the city’s name. I decided against having fun with my title in order to keep consistency among my blog post. Also, I’m not that clever so this is a lot easier.

The first thing we did in Como was a company visit. The company was named Mantero Seta Spa, and it’s a textile manufacturing company. The manufacturing process was very interesting to examine. I really like knowing how things work, so seeing the process of making fabrics that will eventually turn into pieces that will eventually be on the runway was simply fascinating. The fabrics that we saw (and even got to touch) will be on the 2019 summer runway for Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Louis Vitton and more!

After the company visit and lunch we went on a walking tour of Como, and every time I walk through a new city in Italy, it just confirms my love for Italian cities. And Como is arguably more beautiful simply because there’s a lake there. We were able to go on a boat tour, which was just stunning. I love the water. However, halfway through the trip, it started to downpour and we literally could see the lightning bolt- not just the flash. The boat driver (who according to Nick is called a skipper) sped us back to the Harbor. All in all, it was a great day. I’m so happy I was able to experience the calm before the storm. I thought it was beautiful.

In the evening we returned to Milan and a few of my friends and I went to Churchill’s, which is a bar dedicated to Winston Churchhill (Why? I don’t know.). They had really good, but small sandwiches. Two of my friends got two of them. I think it was the first time that my friends and I had a meal for less than 100 euros and it was literally around the corner from our hotel, so we didn’t have to walk a far distance after being there til 11:00.

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