{photo diary} A Short Guide to Milan

While I wish I could say my time in Milan was totally enjoyable, I have to say the only thing I really loved was the food. I learned a very important lesson about traveling during my stay in Milan: always research public transit systems ahead of using them! Long story short: I received a fine on the tram on my second day because I didn’t validate my tram ticket. (No one else did either!) All my pleading and begging got me nowhere! I even showed them my Trenitalia ticket from Verona to prove I was really just an ignorant tourist and not trying to rip off the system. The man wrote down all the information on my ID anyway and now I guess I am “wanted” by the Italian police because I refused to pay the 35 euro fine on the spot.In any case, should I return to Milan, I found a ton of great restaurants to revisit!

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II:

A beautiful place to walk through, even if you don’t plan to buy anything! ;)

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Milan Navigli:

Milan has its own canals which you can walk along! I visited the Navigli Lombardi along Via Ripa di Porta Ticinese which was lined with cafés, restaurants and shops!

Milan Navigli

Palazzo Della Banca Comerciale Italiana:

I thought this square was pretty as I passed it on my way to the Duomo.

Milano Navigli

Banca Commerciale Italiana

Banca Commerciale Italiana

Banca Commerciale Italiana

Sights:

You must visit the Duomo di Milano, even if you don’t go inside because I can tell you it’s even more beautiful in person than in photos!

Restaurants:

22 Milano is a modern Italian restaurant, Anche Ristorante for some amazing, yet inexpensive pasta & pizza, Frijenno Magnanno for traditional Napolitano pizza

Cafés:

Visit Sofa Cafè for coffee after your stroll along the navigli, 10 Corso Como not so busy during the day, but very popular around dinnertime

Shops:

Step inside 10 Corso Como for the latest in Italian fashion

November 08, 2015

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I’m an American photographer and writer based in Paris after living in New York for 7 years and then and spending a year and a half traveling. My work has been featured by the Paris and Nice Tourism Offices, Art Basel, and Refinery 29. Culture Passport is a place to share my travels and experiences in new places, with a focus on cultural attractions.

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