Travel Journal: Milan/ MICAM Day 1

Every six months we are fortunate to come to Milan for a footwear trade show called MICAM. It is one of the largest shoe fairs around and people from all over the world come to attend. I have been coming to this show more times than I can count, but I still get excited to see what our vendors have in store for us for the upcoming season. This is a journal of my last trip.

DAY 1

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Looking down the street of Ripa di Porta Ticinese, Navigli District

I arrive in Milan in the morning and lucky for me, the B&B that I stay at, has my room ready.
I am able to take a nap! ( I hardly slept at all on the 14 hours of plane flights. ) Mid-morning turns to late afternoon when I had awaken from my nap. I shower, change and head out to the streets to take in the store windows. I wander down along the Navigli, up to Corso di Porta Ticinese and walk further up Via Torino until I end up at the Duomo.

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The Duomo, Milan

That evening I meet my italian friend Cristina for a drink. We stayed close to the Duomo as she had dinner plans of her own. It was lovely to see her and it was good to catch up.

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Ristorante Num Semm Chi

I later headed back to Navigli for an early dinner. I was still tired and wanted to be close to my little B&B. As I walked home, I was intrigued by a restaurant called “NSC”. It had outdoor seating and decorated quite modern with white walls, a crystal chandelier, reclaimed wood tables and french cafe chairs. It looked like it was packed with locals, so I gave it a try. I was not disappointed at all. It was delicious! The buratta and polpettone made of eggplant was scrumptious.

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Porpettone di Melanzane ed Burrata appetizer from NSC

Feeling fat and sleepy I decide to turn it in for the night and save my energy for the next day. I knew I had a long day of walking ahead of me.

to be continued……

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