Monday, July 21, 2008

Ciao, Readers!

To end the European vacation posts, here is the scoop on our time in Milan, Italy.

We only had a few days there, but oh man, we had a great time! I am convinced that the best way to explore a city is to get a map and public transportation pass, and just see where you end up. Somehow, with zero knowledge of Italian language except for ciao, we made it around without much trouble.

And now for the photos:

First priority of the trip: pizza. Seriously, it was the most delicious I've ever had, and I'd pay good money to eat pizza of this caliber on a regular basis.

Another thing we just had to do was to purchase a cannoli from a street vendor.

And of course...gelato! Yummmy. Thank goodness I don't live in Italy, because if I did, I'd surely put on excessive pounds from all the tempting gelaterie on every single corner.

We visited the famous Duomo di Milano, one of the biggest cathedrals in the world. I am not usually impressed by buildings, but the Duomo was breathtaking. We spent a long time here, walking around the Piazza, and visiting the surrounding shops.

Later, we watched the EuroCup final in the Piazza of the Duomo on a HUGE outdoor screen with about 5,000 fans. Most of the crowd was rooting for Spain, and the entire place errupted when Spain won. Definitely one of the highlights of the trip.

We'll be back from our vacation soon. Though we've had an amazing time, I am looking forward to sleeping in my own bed, not living out of my suitcase, and reconnecting with our normal lives.

It has been fun to write while abroad. You can look forward to an upcoming post on "How to Maintain Healthy Habits While Traveling."

Arrivederci
, friends!

27 comments:

  1. Pizza? Cannoli? Gelato? So glad you both had a fab time. I was shocked to see the sky so blue in Milano...usually it's...ugly.

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  2. I am consistently impressed with your travels! Love the pictures and a cannoli sounds so good right now.

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  3. I went to Milan about 3 years ago and had at least two scoops of gelato a day. Heaven! The Duomo was covered with scaffolding while they were restoring it...it looks so bright and clean now!

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  4. I cant wait to read on how to stay healthy while traveling...because when I'm on vacation, I definitely throw any diet out the window and eat everything in site! :) I want some gelato now..

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  5. I loved Milan (and all of Italy), too. What a wonderful trip!

    Safe travels back home.

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  6. that food all looks amazing. i would not fair well in italy, haha. glad you're having such a great time!

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  7. Looks like a great trip all around. Watching the football final in an area like that would have been really exciting.

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  8. food, food, and more food. That's a very important part of a vacation to another country. Good thing you tend to walk around a lot too!

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  9. Ciao Bellina!

    Aren't Italian sports fans entertaining?

    Hopefully no one pinched your butt or hissed seductively in your ear, with Steve there to protect you and all.

    I'm on Maui and the rain is pounding down on the roof. LOVE it!

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  10. Yum!! Your post made me want pizza and gelato! heehee (Especially the gelato) Looking forward to the upcoming post - i could use a few tips!

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  11. Oh, I love Milan! And, yes, I also eat way too much gelato when there. Or most places in Italy for that matter.

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  12. Ohh, I'm so jealous!! I love all of your photos. I'm trying to convince Jon to take me to Italy, and I think the amazing pizza might win it for me :)

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  13. All those food pictures are making me hungry!

    Can't wait to read your tips about how to stay healthy while traveling!

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  14. Aww, I love it! I spent the World Cup summer in Italy, and reading that you were there for the Euro Cup makes me miss it. And the gelato...

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  15. OK, now I REALLY want some gelato.

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  16. You guys looked like you had so much fun. Wow. I'm so jealous. Me next.

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    Could you please return the favor at:

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    SpEdLaw2

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  18. Sorry the link in the last email isn't readble. It should be

    http://www.bloggerschoiceawards.
    com/blogs/show/21620

    Thanks,

    SpEdLaw2

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  19. When are you guys back? I have a couple Rock Band pics on my blog. Miss you guys.

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  20. Okay, that just seals the deal--I must go back to Italy if only to see Milan. It looks so different from the southern parts of Italy, but the gelato and pizza looks just as heavenly ;)

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  21. I have heard gelato is fabulous and it looks wonderful. So much food!

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  22. I wasn't jealous until just now. Between the pizza and the cannoli, I would love to be in Milan!

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  23. Jealous, jealous, jealous!! Looks like you had an absolutely amazinggg time :)

    And screw healthy eating while on vacation...especially when you're vacationing in Italy. Impossible!!

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  24. Ah, what fun! I'm so jealous. :)

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  25. Looks like a great trip filled with yumminess!

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