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Trattoria Bolognese da Mauro is a local restaurant that was highly recommended by our friend. Thank goodness we had a waiter who spoke English to guide us through the menu

Trattoria Bolognese da Mauro is a local joint tucked in the corner and came highly recommended by our friend. Thank goodness we had a waiter who spoke English to guide us through the menu

“What is there in Milan anyway? Perhaps we should go somewhere south where the weather is warmer?” Nonetheless we travelled to Milan due to the fact that Poppi’s old friend is currently living and studying there. Poppi decided to visit us in Germany last December and we wanted to do a bit of travelling together – and why not to the world of Prada? Milan is currently the financial central of Italy and therefore doesn’t attract nearly as many tourists compared to Rome or Tuscany. However our taxi driver did mention that he has noticed a drastic increase in Milan tourism the past 3 years. He also suggested that we try the cotoletta, Milanese veal cutlet. A wise man he is.

In the two days spent in Milan, we travelled ceaselessly by foot to see some major attractions, but in truth we travelled just to reach the next food destination. Regardless of the type of food – street food, high end or local comfort – everything was cooked to perfection. It is unbelievable how spaghetti bolognese or a ball of mozzarella can leave such a lasting impression.

Our friend ironically was in Brunei during the time we were there. Nonetheless we must thank him graciously, for we would have not visited this well-heeled city without him.

The Duomo took nearly 6 centuries to build and is the fifth larges Cathedrals in the world

The Duomo took nearly 6 centuries to build and is the fifth larges Cathedrals in the world

Unser Porchetta Brot

The best porchetta sandwich one can possibly ask for. Just look at the fat glistening in the light

At Santa Maria delle Grazie. It is home to the original "The Last Supper" painting

At Santa Maria delle Grazie. It is home to the original “The Last Supper” painting

Panzerotti at Luinis. Established in 1888, every day there is a horrendous line-up -with security to control the entrance - just to enter Luini to buy one of these bad boys

Panzerotti at Luinis. Established in 1888, every day there is a horrendous line-up -with security to control the entrance – just to enter Luini to buy one of these bad boys

Naviglio Grande is one of canals in northern Italy. It is more of the Bohemian part of town and is a great meeting place for food or cocktails

Naviglio Grande is one of canals in northern Italy. It is more of the Bohemian part of town and is a great meeting place for food or cocktails

Simple but amazing street food

Simple but amazing street food

Wir waren schon betrunken vom Essen

We were food drunk by this time

Ravioli with sage butter

Ravioli with sage butter

In diesem Bild haben wir die Nase voll von Nudeln und Ravioli

Our fifth meal of the day. Italians typically eat later and da Mauro opened its doors at 8pm. We were needless to say the first guests who arrived

Couldn't leave without a pair of Italian leather

Couldn’t leave Milan without a pair of Italian leathers

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