Day 3 - May 30th 2009
30.06.2009 - 30.06.2009 20 °C
Booking. After mastering the train system in France, we practically had to start all over again in Italy. Off to the train station to get our Tuscany tickets sorted. Brilliant, the lines here are bigger than in France and queue jumpers are in great numbers. I was asked a number of times if I minded someone jumping ahead of me. “No, not at all mate but I think the hundreds of people behind me might. Back of the line!”
Lunch. Best Carbonara we have tasted. No cream in Italy just oil and egg. Yum. Much more to look forward to, as apparently the Carbonara in Rome is to die for. Our third pasta in a number of meals. Watch those kilos start making their way back.
Shopping. Much more accommodating to the males in Milan, that is if you are looking to spend less that a week’s wage per garment. This frustrated Vic. I got some business shirts, a jacket and a few Tees for an absolute steal. Vicki bought a nice outfit and a few bits and pieces but had to pay a bit more. The stuff she bought is pretty cool though and brands we have not seen in Oz. That temporarily satisfied her hunger… the beast will rise again.
Dinner. We ate at the same place. We liked the godfather and his tomatoes so much that we had to eat there again. Not to mention it was very convenient and close to the hotel. We went for Gnocchi and a bean and pasta dish (forget the name) and of course the salad. The godfather embraced me like his son as we were leaving. I had a few wines the night before and was toying with him a little using the Italian pocket book Shaun gave us (Thanks Shauny)… I think he liked my cheeky ways. I certainly liked him. Mr Cool.
Late Night. The guy at the hotel, Fulvio was the same guy that originally checked us in and he was working the night shift. Really nice guy. We enjoyed his company so much that we stayed up until 0330 talking and laughing. He had a great sense of humour and we got along really well. We drank some wine and some Grappa before finally pulling the plug close to 0400 despite having to get up at 0800 that very morning. Thanks for helping us with the Tuscany research, Fulvio and for a very enjoyable night/morning. Great way to end our stay in Milano.