My Trip to Milan

Duomo di Milano

Duomo di Milano

How did I get there? Grabbed a train ticket for $49 from Nice to Milano.

Where/how did I work? Milan was a very  modern city, but I had trouble finding a coworking space that was worth paying for. There was one that I went into but it was really small and the woman asked that I book in advance. I ended up working in the basement of the Hostel I stayed at—I know how that might sound, but I'm telling you, this hostel was SO nice. The internet was fast and they had this wonderful common area in the basement that no one utilized! So it was nice and quiet.

Where did I stay? Ostello Bello Grande. At about $25/night, this was hands down one of the best hostel experiences I've ever had. Right when I walked in, they welcomed me, took my bag and poured me a beer. The rooms are great, they clean the bathrooms daily, and they have multiple common areas. They even have free breakfast AND dinner.

What did I eat? Two memorable experiences: I went to a salameria where they sliced fresh salami & they hardly spoke any English... they made me a sandwich on a fresh french baguette with delicious sharp cheese, tomatoes, and olive oil. The other experience was my last night there and I wanted to find something a little more on the local level, so I went to the nearby neighborhood and found this place Norin Caffè Bistrò. After having a hard time figuring out how to open the door, push, don't pull. There was exactly two people working there... an older woman and an older man...the definition of a mom & pop. I had bruschetta & a calzone with a glass of red wine... it was wonderful! And all that for a very reasonable price.
 

Welcome beer :)

Welcome beer :)

Rooftop terrace at Ostello Bello Grande

Rooftop terrace at Ostello Bello Grande

Fresh salami, cheese, tomato on a baguette & an Italian beer

Fresh salami, cheese, tomato on a baguette & an Italian beer

Best experiences? Wandering around the city. It can be very confusing & I was definitely lost for a few hours even while trying to use Google Maps, but luckily I saw some beautiful buildings, wandered through a nice park where I hung out with some ducks & their ducklings. I really like ducks.

Would I go back / recommend? I would recommend & I'd like to go back one day. I think I could have spent more time exploring. Milano is considered the fashion & design capital of the world so being around that was amazing & inspiring. 

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Andrew Wolfe