13-hour flight. Milan. Nhow Hotel. Cool furniture. Quirky design toilet. Beautiful people. Via Spiga. Via Montenapoleone. Shopping. Window shopping. More good-looking people. Walk. Swoon. Drool. Fitting. Corso Vittorio Emanuele II. Shopping. Shopping. Shopping.

Yummy breakfast. Delicious pastries. Day tour. Castello Sforzesco. Long, slow lunch. Duomo. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. La Triennale. Work. Front-row seats! Mad rush. Room service in lobby. Sleepy.

Yummy breakfast. Heavy luggage. Subway. Ibis Milano Centrale. Stazione Centrale. Train tickets. Corso Buenos Aires. Shopping. Walking. Shopping.

0635 train. Venice! Venice! Venice! Shutter-happy. Click. Click. Click! Beautiful people. Beautiful buildings. Walk. Lost but happy. Gelato. More gelato. Bustling market. Dark and handsome fishmongers and vegetable sellers. More walking. Amazing architecture. Corners and retraced steps. Postcards.

Early rain. Malpensa Shuttle. Airport. Ciao. Home.