A lot of adventures, a lot of mishaps, a lot of gelato
There are some days in Milan that make me so happy that I am living here. I love the culture, the people, the food, everything is just working for me. There is always something happening in Milan, an event, an exhibition, a function, an occasion, something that makes the city just a little bit more exciting every day.
I had one such day at the beginning of June that really made appreciate my new home and made me realise just how much I love this city.
First off Brianna and I went to the Duomo and had lunch at her favourite restaurant, which is called Meat. Yes, it is actually called Meat! It has a really cool menu and I ended up getting a hamburger with mozzarella cheese and baked potatoes. It was super delicious, and also super fattening, but I did not even care.
After lunch we went to see The Great Gatsby, and it was in English. I will attempt to go see a film in Italian at some point this year, but for this one, a film I have been dying to see for six months, I wanted to see it in my native language. I wasn’t a big fan of the book but I thought the film was really good. I am really happy that I have found a cinema that shows films in English, it felt so normal to actually go and see a film, something that I would do at home in Sydney.
We went to Museo Novecento to see the Andy Warhol Exhibition Stardust. The chronological exhibition hosts the famous prints created by Warhol in his career and it was really interesting to see the development of his artistry.
After exploring the exhibition we walked to Parco Sempione, just outside the Castello Sforenzo, to the Milano Gelato Festival. In the park they set up stalls for each gelateria to showcase a flavour for competition and also had gelato cooking lessons and demonstrations . With the Gelato card we bought we got to taste test five flavours as well as a gelato cocktail. It was a delicious success and one of the winning flavours tasted exactly like a rainbow paddlepop, a little taste of home for me.
The perfect (and tasty!) end to a perfect day. Which worked for me as I had an exam for my Storia Romana class the next day at 9am. So why was I out eating gelato all day instead of studying? Ummmm, did you not read about how good my day was, best life decision!