Goodbye summer! I am not sure what season I should be inviting you to because Autumn starts on September 23 and summer officially ended on the 31st of August in Milan. My recommendations are coming later than usual, but it’s better late than never. Where you at the Formula1 Milan Festival that held earlier this month in Milan? I missed it, I only saw Instagram videos that made me wish I didn’t.
Is Milan safe for tourists? That is the question on the lips of many vacationers who are concerned about their well being before heading to the city of Milan. I remember when I was newly moving to Italy, my dad was very skeptical about my choice because of the high rate of crimes he had read about, particularly related to the Mafias. He gave me a long talk on how I should stay safe and avoid troubles. Truth is, I have come to realize the Mafias my dad even feared do not terrorize the citizens face-to-face, they do not roam […]
When I think about the house hunting in Milan and the costs, I simply grip my heart in despair. My short-lived frugal moment in Palermo opened my eyes to the extravagant costs I overlooked while I was initially living in Milan. I mean, in Palermo, I had a decent and lovely room near the Palermo city centre for just €200. Yes, that cheap. I didn’t mistype!
A search like “one day in Milan” will return dozens of things you can do. While it’s impossible to visit all the museums, places of interest and famous landmarks in one day in Milan, with careful planning and the help of my recommendations, you can make the most of your time in Milan. Yes, you can explore in just one day in Milan with a well-planned guide. That’s why I’m here. My recommendations are places I have spent quality time at and enjoyed greatly living in Milan. I have listed these places in order of proximity to make it easy […]
If you are a lover of countrysides and serenity, you had love Travo. This little town, nestled up against the hills in Emilia Romagna region is one and a half hour drive away from Milan. Travo is best known for Agricultural Tourism (called Agriturismo in Italian) and hiking. You can find a list of Agriturismo centres in Travo here.
People often walk up to me to ask, compare your living experiences in Milan and Palermo. Which do you prefer? I will often answer with, there are a lot of reasons to choose Palermo over Milan but two reasons not to. Based on my experience living in these two cities, I would tell you to choose Palermo for these reasons:
Milano Carnival starts after the Italian Carnival ends. It is typically called “Carnevale Ambrosiano”. Usually, in Milan there is a day parade and a night party in Piazza Duomo. The Carnival holds every year in March, with a whirlwind of beautiful costumes worn by both adults and children. The sweetest aroma of chiacchiere and tortelli fills the air. Carnival is the perfect opportunity for locals and visitors to taste traditional food, like sweet chiacchiere, available in the city’s pastry shops (called pasticcerie in Italian). There were a lot of activities at Duomo Square to celebrate the Carnival in Milan last weekend. Some of the […]
Moving from Nigeria to Milan. Recounting my first days experiences. “Are you sure you don’t need to take more food stuff?” My mum asked for the third time that morning. “No Mum. My luggage will be over weighed.” I countered. She retreated and hurried me to get ready for the airport. I closed my bag as feelings of excitement and worry gushed through me. It was my first time moving away from Nigeria, and in Milan. It worried me that I had given up my well-paying job to become better educated. But I wanted to experience a new culture and […]