“Italy is always a good idea” – that’s what I thought with my friend Caroline when we both decided to visit Milan, Italy. “All trains are extremely full!” – the nice lady at the SBB shelter told me when I pulled out my debit card to pay for the train tickets in Zürich. This couldn’t stop us and we knew our four hour’s journey would be difficult. Our 3 days in the heart of Europe’s fashion Metropole were hot and sticky, making it impossible to see all see-sights on our list. Shopping is the answer for all unfavorable weather conditions. We spent half a day with shopping in the city center but didn’t manage to check all the boutiques, which were encouraging us with colorful dresses, bags and high heels in the shop windows.
Later this afternoon, we took a walk to the Piazza del Duomo to see the piece of art made by humans. What was architect Giuseppe Mengoni thinking in the 19th century when giving the piazza it’s final shape? Probably, about completing the square with another wonderful construction – Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle II. What a masterpiece – I told to Caroline and suggested to find out if we can get a nice table with a view at one of the 2 restaurant’s located on top of the galleria’s pillars.
We were lucky to get a wonderful table next afternoon to celebrate Caroline’s birthday. What a view and what an amazing place! Even my little dog has got a cozy spot on a special bench in this luxurious restaurant. The service at the restaurant was enjoyable and very talkative. After a very nice evening filled with Michelin-starred gourmets, we have met Mr. Felix Lo Basso, to thank him for the wonderful evening in person.
Find below some pictures and short movies I made during this wonderful evening:
Here’s the view from the top of the pillar at Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle II.
Michelin-Starred restaurant Felix Lo Basso
Our starter included Aperol Spritz and salty cold cuts with different flavors, including saffron cheese mousse, crispy pasta with truffles, pink chocolate with ham and green pannacotta.