It would be understandable if after viewing our cover photo you thought “uh oh, Lance & Pedro got their pictures mixed up and put Paris in the Milan photo folder” but you would be mistaken! 😁
I had visited Milan once before but never had a chance to visit their canals so Pedro and I promised we wouldn’t miss them this trip. Although pretty cold in early November, Pedro and I walked around the city, discovering things along the way including the beautiful canals of Milan! The Navigli District is absolutely gorgeous! You find yourself thinking “wait a minute, we aren’t in Venice!” But what a beautiful place to spend the afternoon, walking, having a coffee, a snack and later lunch. Cafes and shops line the canals and the further your walk the less city and the more nature you encounter.
After a few days of exploring the city we took a day trip to Lake Como! Without a doubt one of the most beautiful places either of us have yet to visit. Look at those snow capped mountains and the lake surrounded by beautiful villas. The funicular ride was a special treat (have a seat and watch a time-lapse video of the ride up the mountain!). We also took a boat ride to see the homes and the lake. Just beautiful! We are already making plans on a summer return with an extended stay! Hopefully, we will hear back from our good friend Judge Judy on her travel dates so we can coordinate a dinner together! 😉
We managed a little bit of shopping (Pedro’s trusted suitcase lost a wheel so a replacement was in order, well two actually, and of course in Red!). Didn’t see any broken sunglass, but he managed a new pair of Ray-bans just in case! We were surprised to find my favorite dessert in the world (Acai from Brazil) and somehow managed NOT to take one of those sheets of chocolate out of the store! And I should mention, the people in Milan, are just wonderful. Very friendly, helpful, and pleasant. After our very enjoyable time, it was time to leave, but not before one last generous pour of some tasty Italian Vino!
Off to Madrid…until next time!!!!
Original Visit Dates: Nov 7 – 15, 2017