Saturday, 3 May 2014

Coffee, Croissants and Sightseeing

As most of you probably know, in the Easter holidays I jetted off to Milan for a week and what an amazing week it was. So so many people have requested that I do a post on my trip but as I have so many photos, I've had to split it into two parts so I don't overload you all with too many photos. You have been warned, this is a VERY picture heavy post.

We spent the first day exploring the lovely little town we were staying in called Treviglio. It was a typical, Italian town and it was honestly so pretty. We stopped for coffee in a little cafe on the high street and I had my first ever cappuccino, wow it was good.  New coffee addict right here.

We also stopped by the milk shelter which was just across the road from the apartment we were staying in. It was basically a milk vending machine where you bought a bottle, then put money in and you got a litre of milk out. My little sister was convinced there was a cow hooked up to it round the back of the machine and every morning she would look for it, I found it very amusing. 

I was playing around with the manual mode on my camera and I managed to capture this photo of the sunset over the rooftops. I'm rather proud of it.

The second day was our day in Milan. I think the double decker trains they have in Europe are so cool, Scotland when are we getting them?! We then took the tube to the Duomo and I could not get over how beautiful it was. Coming up out of the darkness of the tube to it was just something else. 

Inside the Duomo was just as beautiful but as it is quite dark inside Cathedrals it was hard to get a clear photo, agh. Above are the candles we lit, I'm not sure why we had to light them but it was a nice thing to do.

T0 the left of the Duomo was the Galleria Shopping Centre which was almost on par with the Duomo with its beauty. As you can see Prada and Louis Vuitton were amongst the many high end shops there. I did go into Prada for a look then saw the prices and practically ran out the shop. Definitely not in my price range. 

A few touristy photos for you all. 

Now I couldn't not share this photo with you. We were in the massive department store called la Rinascente and there were chocolate shoes. Life sized chocolate shoes. I thought my eyes were going to pop out of my head, how amazing do they look?!

I didn't take photo's everyday but the next day I took photos we were in a town called Bergamot. In the photo above you can see the old town up on the hill and it was absolutely beautiful. We had to get a cable car up to it and when we reached the top, the views were beyond amazing. 

Whilst in the old town we had lunch and as I was eating my doughnut, a little sparrow came over and I got a nice little close up of it. Is it just me or do sparrows always look grumpy?

A very random photo of my iced tea, I basically lived off this stuff for the whole week.

And to round off Part 1 of my Italian adventures, here's a photo of a water fountain. I hope you all enjoyed seeing the first batch of photos from Italy and the second part will be up on Thursday. 


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