Making plans for a stylish vacation in Milan? First off, make sure to be on the lookout for cheap tickets to Italy. Once you've got your tickets booked, head online to the blogosphere for fresh ideas on where to eat, drink, shop and sightsee while in Milano. Whether you're hoping to mingle at some of the city's coolest wine bars or to discover the latest trends in fashion before they hit the streets back home, getting the scoop on what's hip and happening from Milan's most active bloggers is a smart way to glean a bit of insider insight.
Here's a quick look at three local blogs offering plenty of tips for making of any trip to Milan.
La Signora Laura (Mrs Laura)
La Signora Laura is a Milan-centric blog heavy on the food and drink content, featuring lots of recs on where to wine and dine like a true Milanese. Looking to have an indulgent “me" day during your visit? Consider the FourSeasons, where you'll be “surrounded only by peace and lovely attentions” – not to mention a lobster club sandwich and a glass of sparkling Franciacorta. Laura also blogs in Italian at lettera76.blogspot.it.
Ms. Adventures in Italy
Sara Rosso just celebrated the tenth anniversary of her move from Silicon Valley to Italy. She lives in Milano, where she blogs about her “Ms. adventures” including “cooking, exploring and tasting new specialities, and [her] travels in Italy as well as around the world.” Sara's Italy & Milan links are invaluable and up-to-date resources with info on international food shops, job listings, nightlife and plenty more.
My-Milano.com is a blog and listing site that helps visitors to “explore the hidden side of Milan” and to “discover Milan as the Milanese know and live it.” Want to enjoy the “finest wines paired with delicious food in a warm and cosy environment?” My-Milano.com suggests EnotecaBoscogrosso and its “incredible selection” of red and white wines. Dig a little deeper and you'll find great blog posts about graphic design in Milan and write ups about the city's most beautiful streets and neighborhoods.
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