Journal

eurotripping: milan.

I was in Milan for four nights and to be honest, that was way too much time there. All there really is to do there is see the Duomo and Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” (you need to book your visit months in advance, which I didn’t realize so I never saw it), and go shopping.

Flying out of Marseille to Milan, I was on the tiniest airplane I’ve ever been on and I was amazed that my regulation size carry-on baggage was able to squeeze into the overhead cabin. A train ride and metro ride later, I finally got to the Piazza del Duomo in Milan later that evening and attempted to find the street on which my hostel was. Of course, me trying to use Google Maps always results in me going in the wrong direction and getting lost. So, I ended up wandering around the square for a good chunk of time without finding Via Torino. 

Eventually, I found my hostel and got myself settled in. Over the next few days, I saw pretty much all of the main sights in Milan like the Duomo, Castello Sforzeco, and the Scala theatre. I also explored some of Milan’s luxury shopping streets. I obviously had to make a stop at the Céline store and I ended up leaving with a beautiful python and calf leather clutch.

No offence to the Milanese, but I can’t say that I really liked Milan. I was bored out of my mind and had to spread everything out because I didn’t realize there wasn’t much to do there. Not only that, but it was hot and humid as hell. I had upwards of 6 mosquito bites and the one on the upper part of my knee had made that entire area of my leg swell significantly. Oh and the biggest issue I had with Milan was the aggressive black men who try to put those stupid bracelets on you. One of those guys that I encountered by the Castello Sforzesco actually chased me down after I told him “no” a bunch of times and he grabbed my wrist very hard. I was so not impressed and was so close to cussing him out.

All in all, I felt very “meh” about Milan and I don’t think I’ll be back anytime soon.

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