Imagine a tremendous view which is formed at Tiren, one of the arms of the Mediterrean Sea, by the houses coming together that are not very attractive when you think seperately. Even this piece of world is very distant from the city and lacking in a lot of opportunuties, think of a place which gives you a feeling of getting lost in the blue of the sea’s and stimulates happiness and peace inside out. Cinque Terre is exactly the place for these. Advertisements
Every city has its own beauty. And in every city there is a place that makes you feel like home – happy, peaceful and calm. This city can either be Rome – daring to unravel all of its beauties in a very short time, or Milan – taking more time to discover but definitely worth the while. Wherever this place may be, the fact stays the same. You walk with a map in hand, you turn a corner and you see “the” cafe, street, shop or a person that takes your breath away.
“Buongiorno! Un caffè, per favore?” It’s a regular day start in Italy; with a delicious cup of coffee and its best company, brioche. People wake up early; they either prepare coffee by using mocha at their houses or they stop by a cafe on their way, where they probably visit every morning, and order a “caffè”. They don’t waste time while drinking coffee, they don’t like sitting too much; they finish up their espresso in a blink of an eye and move on with their daily to-do’s. The delicious and strong flavored espresso, only filling a half of a little cup, that consumed every morning is probably the reason why Italians are folks full with such an energy. 🙂
Besides being the fashion capital of the world, Milano also is a must-seen for the art lovers. Brera Art Academy – having pieces from Bellini’s Pieta to Francesco Hayes’ The Kiss – , Palazzo Reale – today used as an art museum and will be hosting Van Gogh in October – and many more are located in the finance center of Italy.
After a journey of application and confirmation period that last a year, and my time has come to start living in Milan as an Erasmus student, the researches that I made on the internet about transportation, living, residence permit was not enough. So that’s why I wanted to share my experience about those topics that I gained after start living in Milan.
May be one of the youngest and most creative spots in Milan, Corso di Porta Ticinese is named after Porta Ticinese: meaning Ticino Gate. Located in the city’s historical center and under construction like most of the other gates in the city nowadays, the gate was built in 16th century as a part of Mura Spagnole and it was demolished back in 19th century. After the demolition, a new structure was built and it has been in the same form since that time. Corso di Porta Ticinese connects world-famous Torino Street to Duomo Square and is home to San Lorenzo – built in Roman Empire era and completed in 16th century-, Sant’ Eustorgio churches – once a very important destination for pilgrims since it was where the Magi graves were – and Basilicas Park – connecting the Sant’Eustorgio churches together -. Along with all of these, Corso di Porta Ticinese is one of the liveliest spots of the city with its small shops where you can buy original products, aperitivo restaurants and night life.