But for my 23rd Birthday this year , I was able to take a trip to Milan, Italy with my family. I have visited Italy in the summer of 2008, I went to Venice with my brother and dad. But I have never seen the main cities such as; Milan, Rome, Sicily, Florence..etc.
Milan is a fashion capital, along with Paris, New York, Tokyo and now Dubai. It is the home to many famous designers and even has its own fashion week, which I just missed out on unfortunately. So for me to visit another fashion capital in one summer, was a such a blessing. I hope that in my lifetime, I am able to visit all of the fashion capitals of the world.
One thing, I did see a lot of in Milan was exhibitions for Leonardo Da Vinci. They even had a statue in the centre of Duomo. It was remarkable to see the artworks, manuscripts and displays of his work up close and understand how he created so many timeless pieces.
The day of my birthday, my family and I took a trip to Lake Como, which is north of Milan. It is the third biggest lake in Italy and one of the largest lakes in Europe. Along the shores ( East, North, South and West) there are a great amount of small towns and villages. The ones I visited were Como, Bellagio and Varenna. Each one had a different feel but all with the same breathtaking view of the mountains and the lake. It was such a blessing to see something as beautiful as this on my birthday.
The pictures I took could not capture the amount of beauty that Allah has blessed it with.
I would also like to add the Una Hotel, made my birthday even more special, by adding a surprise gift waiting for me, after I returned from my day trip to Como.
After tweeting about it, the district manager of the hotel and the hotel itself tweeted me "Happy Birthday." So to all of the workers and the manager, I would like to say thank you! :)
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Posted By Urbanista ( Azza Gasim)
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