Since taking a year long Italian class whilst studying for my degree; It has been a dream of mine to travel to Italy & put my language skills into practice. That dream finally came true towards the end of summer 2017. Milan was everything I expected it to be and more, from the amazing pasta to the beautiful architecture, it was almost surreal.
The Milan Cathedral known locally as “Duomo Cathedral” is absolutely breathtaking, it took an astonishing 6 centuries to build. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see the inside of the cathedral but it is definitely on the cards for next time. Unbelievably, Duomo is even more beautiful at night than it is in the day, the floor spotlights paired with the live music help to create somewhat of an atmospheric vibe, which instantly puts you into a better mood.
Whilst on our travels, we had the opportunity to visit Lake Como which took about two hours by train. Many of the buildings remained unscathed by tourism, with an abundance of small family businesses and great views, I felt as through I had travelled back in time. This is where I began to fall in love with Italy, I started to plan and restructure my life around the possibility of returning and starting a new life in this beautiful country.
Skip forward 3 months later, I’m typing this from my living room in the UK, I haven’t made the move or even been back to Italy, however I hope this will be a possibility one day in the future.