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2018 Europe Day 2: Milan – Sforzesco Castle | Arco della Pace

January 29, 2020
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Day 2 in Milan, Italy!

Flying Tiger Copenhagen

Milan Flying Tiger Copenhagen | joanne-khoo.com

First stop: Flying Tiger Copenhagen.

I really love shopping at Flying Tiger because they have tons of cute novelty items. While they may not be exactly practical, it is nice to look around and occasionally picking up an item or two. Plus, prices are generally really affordable.

Milan Flying Tiger Copenhagen | joanne-khoo.com
Milan Flying Tiger Copenhagen | joanne-khoo.com
Milan Flying Tiger Copenhagen | joanne-khoo.com
Milan Flying Tiger Copenhagen | joanne-khoo.com
Milan Flying Tiger Copenhagen | joanne-khoo.com
Milan Flying Tiger Copenhagen | joanne-khoo.com
Milan Flying Tiger Copenhagen | joanne-khoo.com
Milan Flying Tiger Copenhagen | joanne-khoo.com

I ended up getting the Happy Birthday String Lights for €3 and a deck of giant poker cards, also for €3.

After a quick stop at Flying Tiger Copenhagen, it was time for lunch. The Husband googled and found us a burger joint nearby called Hamerica’s. But unfortunately, we only realised the place was closed after walking there.

Milan Hamerica's | joanne-khoo.com

Oh well. We figured we would continue to walk around and see if there’s another place suitable for lunch.

Italy Milan | joanne-khoo.com
Italy Milan | joanne-khoo.com

We eventually found a bakery/cafè near Cairoli Castello Metro Station and decided to settle our lunch there.

Van Bol & Feste Bakery Cafè | joanne-khoo.com

📍Van Bol & Feste Bakery Cafè

Van Bol & Feste Bakery Cafè | joanne-khoo.com
Van Bol & Feste Bakery Cafè | joanne-khoo.com
Van Bol & Feste Bakery Cafè | joanne-khoo.com
Van Bol & Feste Bakery Cafè - Focaccia | joanne-khoo.com
Van Bol & Feste Bakery Cafè - Focaccia | joanne-khoo.com
Van Bol & Feste Bakery Cafè | joanne-khoo.com

Food was really good. The Husband had the Focaccia Prosciutto (€4.50) while I had the Focaccia Brie (€4.50). Perhaps because the staff helped to warm the bread before serving, I thought it was really yummy.

Fontana di Piazza Castello

Italy Milan | joanne-khoo.com

After lunch, we made our way over to Castle Square Fountain (otherwise known as Fontana di Piazza Castello) which was just a short walk away.

Fontana di Piazza Castello | joanne-khoo.com
Fontana di Piazza Castello | joanne-khoo.com
Fontana di Piazza Castello | joanne-khoo.com
Fontana di Piazza Castello | joanne-khoo.com
Filarete Tower | joanne-khoo.com
Filarete Tower | joanne-khoo.com
Filarete Tower | joanne-khoo.com
Sforzesco Castle | joanne-khoo.com
Sforzesco Castle | joanne-khoo.com
Sforzesco Castle | joanne-khoo.com
Sforzesco Castle | joanne-khoo.com
Sforzesco Castle | joanne-khoo.com
Sforzesco Castle | joanne-khoo.com
Sforzesco Castle | joanne-khoo.com
Sforzesco Castle | joanne-khoo.com

We didn’t stay long at Sforzesco Castle since we only walk around the courtyard and didn’t visit any of the exhibition.

Sforzesco Castle | joanne-khoo.com
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Arco della Pace | joanne-khoo.com

From Sforzesco Castle, we decided to walk over to Arco della Pace (“Arch of Peace”). Literally walking from one landmark to the other.

Took a short leisurely walk, and the park was very peaceful and lovely.

Italy Milan | joanne-khoo.com
Italy Milan | joanne-khoo.com

Arco della Pace

Arco della Pace | joanne-khoo.com
Arco della Pace | joanne-khoo.com
Arco della Pace | joanne-khoo.com
Arco della Pace | joanne-khoo.com
Arco della Pace | joanne-khoo.com
Arco della Pace | joanne-khoo.com
Arco della Pace | joanne-khoo.com
Arco della Pace | joanne-khoo.com
Arco della Pace | joanne-khoo.com

After a quick stop at Arco della Pace, we then walked over to Milano Centrale Railway Station.

Milano Centrale Railway Station

Stazione Milano Centrale | joanne-khoo.com
Stazione Milano Centrale | joanne-khoo.com
Stazione Milano Centrale | joanne-khoo.com
Stazione Milano Centrale | joanne-khoo.com
Stazione Milano Centrale | joanne-khoo.com
Stazione Milano Centrale | joanne-khoo.com

A buzzing railway station that was really massive and grand.

Stazione Milano Centrale - Venchi | joanne-khoo.com

Spotted Venchi, so of course, I had to get myself a gelato. After all, what’s Italy without eating some good gelato?

Venchi Gelato | joanne-khoo.com

Got a small cup of chocolate and pistachio gelato for €3.20.

Stazione Milano Centrale | joanne-khoo.com

📍Piazza Duca d’Aosta

Repubblica Metro Station | joanne-khoo.com

📍Repubblica Metro Station

Leaving Milano Centrale Railway Station, we made our way over to Repubblica Metro Station and got on a train back to Duomo Metro Station (3 stops). Coming out from Duomo Station, we were back at Milan Cathedral.

Milan Cathedral | joanne-khoo.com
Milan Cathedral | joanne-khoo.com

Spent the evening shopping around the vicinity and checking out some stores that we didn’t get to go the night before.

Lego Store | joanne-khoo.com
Lego Store | joanne-khoo.com
Lego Store | joanne-khoo.com
Milan McDonalds's | joanne-khoo.com

Settled for a quick meal at McDonald’s.

Later that night, we also made our way back to Starbucks Reserve Roastery.

Starbucks Reserve Roastery

Italy Milan Starbucks Reserve Roastery | joanne-khoo.com
Italy Milan Starbucks Reserve Roastery | joanne-khoo.com
Italy Milan Starbucks Reserve Roastery | joanne-khoo.com
Italy Milan Starbucks Reserve Roastery | joanne-khoo.com
Italy Milan Starbucks Reserve Roastery | joanne-khoo.com
Italy Milan Starbucks Reserve Roastery | joanne-khoo.com

Decided to make a second trip here to pick up some merchandise and try out their coffee and cake.

I’m not a coffee drinker, but I still went ahead to order something since we were already there. I had the Smoked Butterscotch Latte, while the Husband got the Honduras Cafico (floral aromas with bright, juicy red currant and a brown-sugar sweetness). I like how the coffee came with a placement card to let you know what you got. (Else I probably won’t remember what he ordered.)

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