Before I head off on my next trip, I thought it might be a good idea to finally recap my two week trip to Italy last autumn which includes some of the things I wore along the way. I started off in Milan for fashion week and then traveled on to Venice, Rome, and Florence before heading back to Milan to fly home.
I’ve heard from many people that they don’t care for Milan which is a shame. I loved the city but perhaps this is due to the fact that I had a Canadian resident of 15 years as my tour guide. One friend said she was disappointed in Milan because it lacked the charm of other Italian cities. Comparing Milan to a city like Florence is like comparing New York to Charleston. You visit each city for different reasons and each is wonderful in their own right. There are many wonderful sights and excellent shopping in Milan so I highly recommend adding the city to your Italian itinerary.
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Black is always appropriate at fashion week and especially in Milan. My
I saw the photos and heard the hype of the Wes Anderson designed
After seeing the film I Am Love, I also dreamed about visiting
The flea market in Milan is held on the last Sunday of each month which luckily coincides with fashion week. I didn’t see him but even The Sartorialist Instagramed his visit to the sellers along the Naviglio Grande. I bought a Murano ashtray and a couple of small paintings among other things.
Do not even think of visiting Italy without eating gelato once a say like the Italians. It’s also perfect for showing off my
I visited Milan at the end of September and was rewarded with perfect weather every day.
I then traveled to Venice with a friend where we were also graced with gorgeous weather which is a rarity in Venice.
While having a drink at the Gritti Palace, I noticed that my
There are so many museums in Venice but
After watching the Peggy Guggenheim documentary
While I didn’t take a gondola ride, I did enjoy photographing the iconic boats along the canals and lagoon.
The view of the grand canal from the Ponte dell’Accademia is one of the best.
I then took the train to Rome where I stayed near the Piazza del’Popolo.
After walking 7-9 miles a day, I was happy I packed my New Balance Sneakers and a comfy
It was worth visiting Rome just to see the ridiculously beautiful
It’s worth walking up the steep hill to the Borghese Gardens for a view of Rome.
The highlight of my visit to Florence was staying near the Duomo which I walked past many times each day.
I stayed at the
You can’t visit Florence without crossing a bridge or photographing the Arno. I love how the buildings and clouds are reflected in the water.
While we have a
A rainy afternoon in Florence sent me inside to visit the
Everyone I know recommended Trattoria Cammillo. I loved it so much that I ate dinner and lunch at the famed restaurant. The pasta melted in my mouth and I can’t wait to go back again.
The Boboli Gardens outside the Palazzo Pitti afford a scenic view of Florence below.
Since my flight back home was out of Milan, I had to return to the city for one more night. It was a shame since I was staying in the luxurious
I also managed to secure tickets to
If you visit Milan, you must pick up a treat for yourself to the Prada owned
The weather in Italy was a little too warm for my
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