As part of my travels around Italy, I visited Turin and Milan with my aunt. Here is what we got up to!
We met at Milano centrale, which, it has to be said, is not my favourite train station. If you ever find yourself there definitely keep your wits about you, many people tried to scam us into giving them money.
It has a cool sculpture outside of it though!From there we caught a train, taking us too Turin. I really liked this city, it’s very beautiful but with a different feel to Florence or the South. Somehow feels more Swiss, definitely more organised (yay for stereotypes lol). We checked out a vegan restaurant for dinner. To be honest, I was not a massive fan of it, being allergic to nuts and sesame does not really go well with vegan food; I could only eat a few things on the menu and they were pretty underwhelming.
After spending the night in Turin we returned to Milan and checked into our stunning hotel for the night!
I was not overly inspired by Milan, the Duomo (as seen below) is very cool but other than that it mainly seemed like a business city rather than catered towards tourists. I also found the discrepancy between the rich business men and the homeless people living in the streets quite shocking.
We went to a mozzarella bar on top of the Rinascente building, I never knew there were so many types of mozzarella!
The next morning we had lunch in the hotel before I had to rush off and get my train back to Florence. This featured a very fancy selection of breads which I very much appreciated (carbs are life!)
And that concluded our exploration of Turin and Milan. I really enjoyed spending time with my aunt and exploring two new cities and I definitely want to return to Turin some time and do some more of the tourist sites. I find it so fascinating how each city in Italy has such a different feel, still cannot decide which is my favourite!