On our first day we started at the Monumental Cemetery, the biggest and most importante of Lombardia, designed by the architect Carlo Maciachini in 1864 with an eclectic style, mixing the bizantine, the gothic and the romantic styles.
We spent the evening in the neighbourhood of Navigli, known for its water channels and the Aperitivo houses (basically you pay about 8€ for one drink and you can eat all you want from the buffet – which usually has a lot of pasta and pizza and all the italian goodies!).
We walked again through the Galleries to arrive to Quadrilatero d’Oro, the neighbourhood where the expensive stores are. We had lunch at the Public Garden Indro Montanelli – some homem ade sandwiches – and then continued to the Brera district. This day was a day of observation – the architecture, the people, the fashion.
That day we went early home, as we were cooking some portuguese-italian dinner for our couchsurfing hosts and some friends! An amazing way to start our year abroad!