postcards from navigli, milano

postcards from navigli, milano

Navigli at night

 

IMG_6570

 

IMG_6749

 

IMG_6803

 

IMG_6814

 

Navigli means “canals” in Italian. There are two main canals remaining in Milano: Naviglio Grande and Naviglio Pavese, which form an upside-down V shape on a map. The Navigli neighborhood is where I called home. It is a charming area full of unpretentious cafés, boutiques, and bars, and is a hotspot for starting the weekend off with an aperitivo. I like it during the day more, because it is quiet and unassuming, and there are plenty of vintage shops to visit.

 

IMG_7097

 

The last Sunday of each month there is a HUGE antique market in the streets surrounding the navigli, which I absolutely loved…I spent hours there each month, and highly recommend it to anyone who likes antiques/vintage. Prices are high, but it is worth a look!

For more information.

Advertisements
GALLERIA VITTORIO EMANUELE II. milano

GALLERIA VITTORIO EMANUELE II. milano

IMG_6311

IMG_6333

IMG_6325

IMG_6330

IMG_6322

Milano knows shopping, and does it in style.

ARCHITECTURE AROUND TOWN. milano

ARCHITECTURE AROUND TOWN. milano

IMG_6336

IMG_6787

IMG_6784

IMG_6746

IMG_6744

IMG_6740

IMG_6573

IMG_6569

IMG_6341

IMG_6340

IMG_6788

IMG_6789

Some random amazing buildings that assault me with their beauty on the daily.

postcards from milano

postcards from milano

IMG_6567
Me + Duomo
IMG_6570
I live in an area called Navigli, a chic area between two canals which are some of the only ones left from historical Milan, which had many canals, similar to Venice! Now the canals are lined with boutiques, antique shops, cafes, and bars.
IMG_6292
Naviglio at night!
IMG_6338
Milan has many forms of public transport, from bus to Metro to tram, seen here. And check out that wonderful architecture! More to come on that soon…
IMG_6689
A must have for my happiness in Italy: Cioccolata calda e biscotti (hot chocolate like pudding & cookies)

 

I will be living here in Milan for three months!  These are some highlights so far.

GIARDINO di BOBOLI & BARDINI. florence

GIARDINO di BOBOLI & BARDINI. florence

Giardino di Boboli, part of Palazzo Pitti, is a gorgeous and very expansive complex of manicured gardens.  It is a great way to spend a couple of hours, and can be paired with Giardino Bardini to have a great day outside…bring a picnic!

DUOMO. florence

DUOMO. florence

Usually when I am going to visit a new city, I do extensive amounts of research, and almost feel that I have been before I step off the plane.  I did not get to do this before my trip to Italy, and I was pleasantly surprised by everything I saw…this may be a new trend in the way I travel (still had to look up restaurant recommendations though…no one likes to be out in the cold on those important things!).

FROM ABOVE. bologna

FROM ABOVE. bologna

I had a morning to do some sightseeing, and decided to climb one of the famous Two Towers in Bologna…both of them are leaning!  I highly recommend climbing the 498 stairs to the top, as the view of the city below is well worth the climb.