Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Italia Darling!

Recently I went to Italy for a University trip- to Milan and Florence more specifically. Now honestly, Milan (minus the Italian) could have been any city really. But Florence, was incredible. I loved the Duomo (cathedral) in both Milan and Florence, they were both spectacular inside and out. The architecture was breath taking, as well as the view on top of the cathedral in Florence. I saw so many sights, for example 10 Corso Como, the shop created by ex Italian Vogue Editor Carla Sozzani, which to be quite frank made me feel incredibly poor (which I was compared to the people who were shopping in there), and completely un-fashionable (I didn't dress for fashion on that trip, but for warmth and comfort). But anyway, I'm rambling: I loved looking around the high street around rich Milan (I'm talking Chanel, Dior- the works) and the quaint markets in Florence- I bought the most GORGEOUS carnival mask for my sister (aren't I lovely) and various other bits and pieces, including Italian Vogue (which I couldn't read but I  just had to get), a real leather bag for my mum's birthday, a ring, a leather book for my Grandad, a Pinocchio toy for my Grandmum, a t-shirt for my dad, my boyfriend, my sister and my brother, as well as a little yellow toy smart car for my little brother. I went to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence (which was amazing, but unfortunately I had a horrific cold and wasn't able to completely appreciate it) to see the famous painting of the birth of Venus painted by Sandro Botticelli-as well as another gallery in Milan which also had many beautiful 
Renaissance paintings in it.  

The Alps!

The plane on the way there!


Casey, Georgia and Jess-beautiful :) 

Hotel lounge in Hotel in Milan

Karl! :)

Lydia, Molly and Rachel :)

Erin and Beki :)

Casey haha :)

Helena :)

Hotel lobby

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