Not far from Catolica was Old City. Interesting buildings and history. This is a point where 5 streets come together, hence the 5 Vie campaign.
|Following up on Corey's graffiti comment, I was surprised to see the graffiti, er, I mean "art" right on the beautiful door.|
|New discovery, not far from our place. Added to the list of places to visit.|
|Looking up the canal by our place|
Notice in the shot a couple of blokes who enjoyed the concerts so much, they made it til' morning!
We made it to McDonald's and strangely enough, they didn't open until 10! We stopped at a local pastticeria and he picked up a couple of muffins for his sister, which once home, he set out nicely on plates and delivered them to his sisters in bed.
The kids and I joined Corey at Bocconi later in the morning...
|Corey sporting his Italian purchased shirt and shoes. I think he looks authentic.|
|Me and my crew approaching Baconi.|
|Massimo, Corey and Gia in action|
|This emu is covered in playing cards|
|The glass facade makes for stunning light|
|The auditorium where each seat flips down and appears to have its own heating/cooling system on the floor.|
From here, the kids and I caught the train back to the heart of the Navigli District and hoofed it over to l'Hub for my and Lily's sewing class. This was another great early morning run discovery.
The class was AMAZING! Caden and Gia sat quietly with their iPads for 2.5 hours while Lily and I were instructed by Sylvia how to thread our sewing machines, do different stitches, and make a bag! We will return tomorrow to make a skirt. We both loved it! Lily declared it her best class ever! And of course it didn't hurt that our teacher was sweet, cute, and trained in one of Milan's best schools for fashion design where students make all sketches by hand instead of using computers and create their patterns by hand. She designs couture evening gowns on the side - one of Lily's dream jobs.
|Lily was a natural - helped by her previous classes with Neema :)|
|The final product! And I am not exaggerating when I say Lily did every bit of it!|
|Fashion designer in the making, Lily Francis Angst|
|Our practice stitching, which we were also very proud of!|
Due to the hot day, the restaurant was a bit warm, but the food was amazing. Francesco played music videos while he cooked, which kept the kids engrossed. We have a couple of Italian songs / videos that are our favorites. Very catchy, which we all try - and fail miserably - to sing! Francesco had photos of the two singers with him when they dined at his restaurant. Such a fun experience.
|We had the place to ourselves|
|Francesco stepped in as cameraman|
|Just a tad bit warm when you are nearly sitting in the kitchen. Food so good, we didn't mind a bit!|
|This is the yummy pasta they used.|
We made a quick grocery stop on the way home and purchased bubble gum for a bubble blowing contest. Lily is gaining on me quickly, but I am still reining champion :)