Summer 2018 was an interesting one and the girls and I took to Italy’s fashion capital, Milan. Milan is known for high fashion, boutiques and outlets, but if you’re looking for a shopping manual you are in the wrong place as I did not go for that – it wasn’t in my budget lol. Instead I can tell you the top 5 places you have to hit up whist your there!
Duomo is a must. We got the metro from Milan central to Duomo and exiting the metro we were greeted by Milan’s 600 years old, beautiful, gothic Cathedral. It is truly exquisite; the detail on it is amazing, the perfect place for some banging insta photos (although we couldn’t seem to get our angles right lol).
If you are in the fashion capital to do some shopping this would be a day trip, as Duomo is also home to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, the world’s oldest shopping mall (that’s still standing). Don’t get me wrong there is something here for any budget, boasting high-end designer stores, to more pocket friendly high street stores and boutiques. If shopping isn’t your thing, do it for the gram!
We were blessed with a lovely host who told about this beautiful strip by the canal. We spent an amazing evening in Navigli at one of many of the restaurants and bars you will find down there. Great for some authentic Italian food, a gelato, or simply a walk down the canal.
Every girls trip needs a girls night, right? Well we had a few of those on our little trip, whether you want to dance on tables (literally) in one of the clubs in Viale Monte Grappa or you want something a little more classy, you’re in the right place. On our second night in Milan we hit up Just Caveli, provided a unique outdoor clubbing experience – aka it was littttt!. If you in the area I would tell you to get dressed up and boujie with your girls, it will be a night to remember (or not)– trust me ;).
Lake Garda & Gardaland
So I love me a beach. Milan don’t have no beach. If you’re like me and you want to hit up a beach whilst you’re in Milan, I recommend Lake Garda. It is this huge beautiful lake that will have you feeling all kinds of exotic. It is a bit of a way from Milan, but it is worth it. You can access the lake via Sirmione, which is supposed to be beautiful, but we got lost and ended up going to the “Classic Rock Beach” in Desenzano. Equally as beautiful – that’s how I console myself – and we got some dope shots out of it and stopped off a Peschiera for some amazing seafood. I do wish that we had stayed the night as they have the Gardaland amusement park, which looked dope and could be a shout for you guys – thank me later.
So those are my top 4/5 places to visit in Milan, I went for like 5 days and I think that’s enough. If you can do a few nights in Milan and then get the train to Venice and do a few nights there.
Thank you for reading, enjoy my lovelies and keep me in the loop about places you’ve been/are going, lets inspire each other!