milano of my heart.

when i was 19, i lived in italy. in a small town near milano.

and when ben and i got married, we got to go back there for a while. on our honeymoon. and it was amazing.
quite possibly the best pizza ever. you can see the delight in my face and ben's anticipation of :: best pizza ever.not sure why ben was sooo excited about this balsamic vinegar but... i think we were just excited in general so the excitedness just got turned up about 3 notches.the secret garden :)this is the lovely garden of the house where we stayed in nerviano (small town near milano). it's where i lived when i came to italy in 2005.
yummy pizza take out... and waiting for the bus. waiting for the bus in italy is truly an adventure.
yes, we did take photos of our gelato, every time.
castello sforzesco in milano
il duomo in milano. it's a gothic cathedral. very beautiful, i think.
all of my favorite italians (except for elena).
here we are at the galleria with tommaso e elena.
elena. like i've said before, if only we lived closer to one another, we would be best friends!
elena's brother, alessandro gave ben the perfect parting gift.

other highlights:
the nerviano bells. they go off ever half hour. and when i say every half hour, i mean, literally. during the night and all. and at 7am, 12pm and 7pm there is a big loud long bell ruckus. fun fun.
we did a lot of relaxing. it was really nice.
nona tina asked ben, "te piace birra?" no. "vino?!" no. "acqua?!" hehehe (it means, "do you like beer?" no. "wine?" no. "water?!")

blogged on june 22, 2010

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