Our one year anniversary was spent apart – Brendan was in Europe for work and I was gearing up for a girls’ trip to Italy and England. We were debating when to celebrate and an idea entered our brains. Why not meet up for a weekend in Milan before my girlfriends arrived?
So we did!
We arrived Friday evening and both left on Sunday, so we were left with Saturday – and we packed it in (after I slept in until noon – super helpful). We walked all over the city, taking in sites from the cathedral to the Galleria.
One of my favorite paintings is The Kiss, by Francesco Hayez. I knew it was somewhere in Milan, but since we only had one day it was of low priory. But then we rounded a corner and found ourselves in front of Pinacoteca di Brera, the gallery housing the painting. Best coincidence eva.
The graffiti on the right is on the side of a building, across the street from the gallery. It might be better than the original…
That evening we went out to dinner, then strolled back to the hotel through the lit-up sites.
It was brief, but 100% worth it. And since we’ve now kicked off the first and second marital years in Italy, I feel it should be a tradition.
Brendan has the skeps.