Days 14 to 17 – Rho

Louise and I spent 3 or 4 days with Romana soaking up the local way of life in Rho and Milan central. We’ve had to pick our expedition times carefully to avoid the hot weather and to not coincide with pomeriggio (the afternoon nap).

For my benefit, Romana showed us around Rho – it really is a gorgeous town with narrow streets and crazy drivers. Romana just lets them go around her and pays them no heed.

A handful of pics here:


Now, I’m just going to get this out there at the start of our time in Italy (and with the benefitof hindsight). Cured meats in Italy are THE. BEST.*  Yes, I’ve read the research that says cured meats are no good for you but I DON’T CARE.  In Italy, I can have them for breakfast, lunch and dinner and no-one bats an eyelid. And the cheese OMG!!! I’m in heaven…

On Thursday, Louise took me on a day-trip into Milan to see Duomo – and we had lunch at the top of Rinascente (guess what? cured meats and cheese!). I reckon this is the best spot to see Duomo from – you can almost reach out and touch it. Pics here…


On Friday night we took Romana out for aperativo at Bar Nazionale and then dinner. for Prima, I had Spaghetti Vongole (clams) – simple but utterly delicious. Louise had frutti de mare fritti (calamari, prawns, octopus but no fish)

For secondi I had a pizza with sausage and it was humungous, but tasted delicious.  I couldn’t eat even a quarter ofit after my spaghetti dish, wo we took it home and stuck it in the frigo. Home early so Romana didn’t have to drive in the dark. I’m not big on posting food photos, bet here ya go…



*I acknowledge over-use of capitalisation/fullstops to make a point.

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