Milan, Italy.

How did we get here? From Krakow we flew into Milan Bergamo Airport and got a transfer that took us to the central Milan train station, from there we got an Uber to where we were staying. The day before Tom had booked us an apartment. This left me very nervous because I like to scour trip advisor before I’m happy to book any hotels etc and with this I’d had no control atall! So leading up to arriving I was ridiculously sceptical but..

Credit where credits due because the location was awesome and the apartment was more than I could of wished for, Tommy did good.

Unfortunately I forgot to photograph the living room and kitchen but it was equally lovely. The exact room was called Suite Specchio part of the Hemeras Boutique House collection. The road it was situated on backed onto the Bvlgari Hotel and was a 2 minute walk from the busy high end shopping streets.

That day, after we unpacked we watched a movie (thank the lord for Netflix built in to both TVs) and then got ready for dinner. Tom had booked us a table at Seta by Antonia Guida which is at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. It was only one street away from our apartment, we had drinks before hand in the gorgeous bar. A Hendricks and tonic will set you back €25 but the atmosphere was great and you do get tasty bar snacks included.

The Mandarin Oreirntal bar, we had pre and post dinner drinks here as well as lunch on Sunday.

We went through to Seta (Mandarins 2 Michelin Star restaurant) where we had the option of A La Carte, traditional tasting menu or Game tasting menu. I’m a big Game fan and this was the most seasonal so it was a clear choice, This menu is €210 for 10 courses which includes extra tasters.

The restaurant, we sat in a booth to the side.

We were in the restaurant for 3 hours and finished with tea in the bar afterwards. As you’d expect the food was delicious, beautifully cooked meats with rich sauces, it was a really great evening.

The next day we headed out for lunch around mid day, we found a brilliant pasta place in the centre, our afternoon was spent shopping and unfortunately Alexander McQueen and Claudie Pierlot tempted me in and I made a couple of purchases but walked away with some beautiful trainers and a new handbag!! That afternoon we continued walking with a well needed patisserie stop. We spent the early evening relaxing back at the apartment and headed out late to find some pasta and pizza.

The next day we headed to the main square to see some of the incredible architecture and then stumbled across a pizza place, and when there’s a que of locals to get in it’s got to be good! Now I’m a massive mozzarella fan and can eat it like an apple and even this pizza was close to TOO MUCH mozzarella. That night we naughtily ordered Deliveroo Italian and then headed to the Armani hotel around 9:30 for drinks, a little nightcap as it was Saturday night. It was a far more relaxed atmosphere than the lively Mandarin Oriental but just what we wanted.

For lunch on Sunday we headed back to the Mandarin hotel, I had spaghetti followed by Tiramisu and Tom had a club sandwich and a chocolatey something, they brought a selection of fresh breads and wedges etc to accompany our mains.

The rest of the afternoon we spent wandering through streets of attractive buildings and early evening we headed into the Park Hyatt Hotel for drinks which of course came with snacks!

Pretty Park Hyatt Hotel toilets.

Later that evening we walked back through the city towards our apartment and grabbed some gelato, I’ll atttach a photo of Toms. He had chocolate and peanut brittle with proper pouring chocolate!

Chocolate & peanut brittle gelato.

The next morning we checked out and hand a long lunch before heading to the airport for our flight home.

We had a lot of fun in Milan and it was great to relax, thankfully we weren’t rushed for time due to having 4 days. It’s the fashion and business centre so for tourists there isn’t tons but it all depends what you want from your trip. We wanted to relax and enjoy some good food which we defintley accomplished.

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