What a fun way to start the trip. Milan is an incredibly exciting city that's on the verge of an exciting 2015 as the city will be hosting the Expo Milano, a 5 month long event beginning in late April, showcasing businesses & innovators with the focus on "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life".
My Milan Ambassadors were the amazing Nazim Beltran and Elisabetta Chiesi of Casa Chiesi - a kick ass husband & wife team! Nazim is a US expat who's been in Italy for 25 years with his lovely wife Betti (and daughter Zoe). Their lifestyle blog, Casa Chiesi, is an amazing compilation of photos, blogposts and YouTube programming that showcases Milan and Camogli in the Liguria region. What better hosts than this family!
Check out the moments & the Oh The Places You Should Go spots in Milan:
Duomo Milano - One of the largest cathedrals in the world, this iconic masterpiece took over 600 years to complete.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II - considered to be one of the first most luxurious, shopping malls in the world. And check out the spinning on the Bull's Balls - a "good luck tradition"
Dinner at Biliardo Osterio - an amazing restaurant & pool hall. Fantastic Milanese fare, family atmosphere and, of course, billiards. I loved how various tables were playing cards and backgammon. And of course, the bar was packed too. Such a great place to celebrate my last day of 49!
Corey's Soul Chicken: you read it right - fabulous fried chicken in the heart of Milan!
As part of the #MiaOnTheGo Experiential Ambassadorship, we present the "Oh The Places You Should Go" Travel Blog Series: Tales of Italy - a media coverage trip that included amazing sights, food, wine, stories, new faces, real life meetups, adventures and connection. Big shout of thanks to the amazing Brand Sponsors Casa Chiesi and Winerist
First up in the series: Milan!
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#MiaOnTheGo YouTube Makeover Show with Betti (who is a high fashion makeup artist) and her talented hair styled friend Karine gave me an age appropriate live makeover!
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My last coffee in Milan - sad to go!
Milan Centrale is considered to be one of the most beautiful European train stations, built in 1864.
Now on to the next leg!
Off to Venice & Treviso - Prosecco Country