CUPCAKE HAYATLAR

CUPCAKE HAYATLAR

28.2.12

Milan in 10 Cupcake Steps

My Cupcake travel posts continue with Milan.

(You can read my previous Cupcake travel posts on New Orleans, Barcelona, Zagreb, Verona, aix-en-Provence. )

Let`s travel Milan in 10 Cupcake Steps!

1) Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano)


Any tour of Milan should definitely start from Duomo.
Every detail of this Gothic Cathedral is worth to see.
FYI! It took six centuries to complete it.
Love the magnificence of Duomo both day and night.



2) Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Just across the Duomo, the Galleria - the famous landmark of Milan- stands.
This iron and glass covered building from 19th century houses  fancy shops and cafes.
Whenever I visit Milan, I come here to admire the interior design of one of the oldest malls in the world.

Prada`s historic store is also here. But there is the rumor that only tourists shop from here!

Don`t forget to step with one of your heels on the bull (located on the floor of Galleria)
which is supposed to bring good luck;)









 3) Italian Cafes

For being a coffeeholic, Italian Cafes have always been one of my favorite public spaces.
This time weather was so cold, so I had another excuse to have coffee breaks at various Italian Cafes;)











4) Snow Cupcake Snow

I have been in Milan several times. But this was a first that I experienced it under snow.
Now, it`s official that Milan is one of the cities that snow makes it more beautiful and romantic.
 





5) Santa Maria delle Grazie

The church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is one of the must-see places in Milan.
The church is included in UNESCO World Heritage List. 
But more than that, you can see Leonardo da Vinci`s Last Supper at the refectory of the church.




6) Pinacoteca di Brera (Brera Art Gallery)

Both the architecture and the collection of foremost Italian paintings make Brera Art Gallery a special place for the art lovers.
Visit and enjoy the paintings of Raphael, Caravaggio and many others closely.
If you do remember form my previous post, my favorite is Raphael`s the Marriage of the Virgin.





7) Italian Food

Let the yummy photos speak on behalf of me;)


8) Shopping in Milan

I started shopping spree at the doorsteps of Tom Ford ;)
Despite the cold weather, I did my best to discover the most of the shops in Milan -the shopping capital of the world-.
Milan`s designer boutiques are located in a square called the Quadrilatero d`Oro (Rectangle of Gold).
And Via della Spiga has been my favorite place for windowshopping!







9) Aperitivo Time in Milan

Aperitivo is a Milanese tradition of happy hour.
After a long day of work (or in my case shopping), Italians have drink and finger food at the bars just before the dinner.
Enjoying my Spritz (sparkling prosecco wine) in a Milanese bar decorated with cozy wall paintings is priceless...



10) Navigli

Navigli area is the place where you can have a Venice experience in Milan.
Navigli is so lively where you can find great hip designer shops, art galleries, trattorias and clubs on both sides of the canals.
In the summer, you can also have a boat tour at the canals.
Yet, the canals were frozen when I was there. 
So, this time I just went there to taste the yummy Cupcakes of That`s Bakery.






Have a Cupcake sweet day !!!

8 comments:

ALIŞVERİŞ DANIŞMANI said...

Kuzum bizimkisi de hayat mı bea:)) tur rehberi gibisin maşallah:)

berrilla said...

Yazdigin bircok seyi yaptim milano'da :) ozellikle aperitivo olayina bayilmistim. Navigli'de acik hic bir dukkan bulamadim, cok soguk ve yagmurluydu.

lulu's life said...

Cok guzel olmus Gonca'cim ellerine saglik.. Sanirim Milano'ya gidecek biri bu 10 adimi takip etse sehrin onemli yerlerini gormus olur :) Bende keyfime gittigim bir seyahatte bu rotayi sirasi ile takip edip sana ozel post yapmak istiyorummmm :))

CottonCandyINK said...

these are beautiful photos

Psycho Cat said...

This is beautiful, and food looks delicious :)

Marcela Gmd said...

Wow beautiful post and photos!!!
Have a nice day!

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Lila Moonlight said...

Goncacim, gun icinde hep actim postu, bir turlu rahat rahat okuma ortami olmadi isten, ancak simdi konsantre olup baktim yaziyorum.. Eline saglik, cok guzel ozetlemissin sehrin gezi rotasini. Ozlettin bana Milanoyu, 7 sene olmus oradan tasinali yav, saka gibi. Milanonun aperitivolarini ozluyorum en cok, sehri hic kar altinda gormedim kendi gozlerimle, senin gozlerinden cok iyi geldi. Demek orada halen kar var, benim icin de tadini cikar, merak etme bahar oraya da gelecek, senin cicek bahar postlarini da bekliyorum canim. Tanti baci

Aylin said...

Resimler harika! Milanoyu kisaca gezip gelmis gibi oldum :)