I'm a "McGinn" which probably explains my love affair with Ireland. But, my mother is a "Prestopino," so every now and then I gotta give a shoutout to my Mediterranean roots.
A couple of days in Milan is all I've invested in Italy so far (trust me, I know how complex and incredible the country is as a whole. In fact, it's almost too daunting to figure out where to begin).
Milan is quiet and a bit industrial; it's certainly not as bustling and vibrant as Rome or as culturally relevant as Florence. But, it is a lovely respite on a Euro-adventure.
One of the most spectacular things I've ever seen is The Last Supper. It is incomprehensible how much of a masterpiece it is. What's so incredible about the experience of visiting La Chiesa Santa Maria (where it's housed) is that there is another totally epic fresco on the opposing wall. However, you hardly notice it because of how transfixed you are by Leonardo's work. It is a must-see along with these other spots:
- Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II: for some serious window shopping.
- The Duomo: One of the most iconic churches in Italy.
- This cooking class: Who knows! Maybe you'll meet your Italian stallion.
- Museo del Novecento: for some sweet ass modern art.
I meeeean, the food in Milano is unparalleled. It's no secret that the Italians know how to eat, soo when in Milan you bettah "mangia!" Here are our top spots:
- Fresco & Cimmino: solid, affordable pizza.
- Deep Milano: for cocktails and finger food.
- Trattoria Mirta: for your traditional Northern Italian fix.
- Osteria del Gnocco Frito: fried ravioli. Need I say anymore?
- Bar Bamm: for some late night fun.
Have a reliable recommendation or sweet spot to share? Go crazy in the comments section.