Milan Journals

Solo in Milano

A June 2006 trip to Milan by KellySenn

Quote: My weekend alone in Milan.

Solo in Milano


I came to Milano—alone, and with mixed expectations. I knew I would love the fashion, the shopping, but I suspected, against warnings from friends and colleagues, that I would love the city as well. I had been told by Swiss, "Why would you go to Milano? It is not so beautiful and our own Ticino and Lugano is a whole hour closer!" I had read in guidebooks that Milan was industrial, a big city and did not have so many sites, considering its size. But it is the closest Italian city to Switzerland (my temporary home) and I found myself with an unexpected long weekend and no travel companion, plus I needed a formal dress…so off I went. My first impression of Milan was that, they wer...Read More