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Every last Sunday of the moth, there is an open market along Navigli canal in Milan, Italy. It was really warm day (30c). I couldn’t believe how warm it was. Still people were not afraid to get burned under the sun. I saw hundreds and hundreds of visitors walking along Navigli, browsing items and enjoying gelato! It was called “Antique Market” because most of vendors were selling vintage and antique stuff. They were interesting, some were collectible.

Loving a wonderful weekend!

Navigli Canal (June 26th, 2011)

 
 
 
French style items!


 
 
 
Navigli on the 26th of June.


 
 
 
Let’s continue walking along Navigli.


 
 
 
Shoes, shoes and shoes!


 
 
 
Vintage dresses


 
 
 
Hats and vintage hats


 
 
 
Paintings… lots and lots of paintings


 
 
 
There were some items… looked like calculators, cash registers, type writers, etc. Some were really back in the old days… wow!


 
 
 
Freezers… coolers… vintage coca cola style…


 
 
 
During these times… nothing is better than fresh gelato… loving Gelateria Marghera (Via Marghera 33, Milano)


 
 
 
Summer is already here… I will probably be away from time to time… taking a nice and long vacation… hope you all have great summer holidays!

Last weekend (May 7-8), we had so much walking along “Naviglio” canal in Milan, Italy. There was an event called “Arte sul Naviglio”, which was an open show (and market)… illustrated different paintings from artists mainly in Milano. It was fun… the weather was nice, bright and shine… wish we could have enjoyed more than just a weekend!

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Photos from “Arte sul Naviglio” during May 7-8, 2011

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Different paintings were put outsite… for sales.

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“Shoes” – this is one my favorites.

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Transportations in Milan: Scooters, Fiat 500, Trams

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Trams in Milano

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Paintings of nature, flowers, forest, etc.

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Another view of Navigli Canal

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Paintings from Florence (Firenze)

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Spring is here! We see flowers blooming everywhere!

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Peace Lily

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Flamingo Flowers

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Holly branches and Hydrangea

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Coffee shops and restaurants at Corso Vittorio Emanuele II (near Piazza del Duomo)

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Flowers are everywhere.

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Gelato shops are open again for Spring/Summer.

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A book I am ready, Summer and the City… It is very fun! I enjoyed getting to know “Carrie Bradshaw” back in the 80s… she was so cool… can’t wait to see SATC 3… will it be coming soon????

This is one of the annual events in Milan, “Fiori e Sapori” 2011 (Flowers and Taste) was held along Navigli Grand Canal (Milan, Italy), on April 10th. We had an opportunity to go and see all the beautiful flowers… the colors are amazing! I couldn’t get enough of them!

 

Let’s walk along and see Fiori e Sapori.

 

 

 

 

Demonstration of flower decoration

 

 

 

 

A cute HAT shop

 

 

 

 

Tangerine trees for sales

 

 

 

 

Lemon trees

 

 

 

 

Bonsai – very interesting shapes

 

 

 

 

Orchids

 

 

 

 

Demorforteca (English = Dimorphotheca)

 

 

 

 

Margherita (English = Daisy)

 

 

 

 

Ortensia (English = Hydrangea)

 

 

 

 

Geranio (English = Geranium)

 

 

 

 

Eliotropio alla Vaniglia (English = Heliptrope, Cherry Pie Plant)

 

 

 

 

Cineraria (English = Jacobaea Maritima, Dusty Miller)

 

 

 

 

Gerbera (English = Gerbera, African Daisy)

 

 

 

 

Primula (English = Primula)

 

 

 

 

Ornitogallo (English = Ornithogalum)

 

 

 

 

Non ti scorda di me (English = Forget Me Not)

 

 

 

 

Dalia (English = Dahlia)

 

 

 

 

Azalea (English = Azalea)

 

 

 

 

Calle (English = Calla)

 

 

 

 

Saturday afternoon (April 9th), we went out with friends for “Aperitivo” (Aperitif = drinks and some finger food), near Parco Sempione. It was such a nice day in Milan!

 

 

 

 

Weekend meal at home – Bavette with asparagus… simple dish, yet so delicious!

 

 

 

 

Curled on the couch and watched “Despicable Me”. What a fun movie! I love it!

 

 

Despicable Me, the Italian title is “ Cattivissimo Me” (Cattivissimo = The most evil). Got to love this film!

Every last Sunday of the month, there is an antique market along Navigli canal in Milan, Italy. We were there on the 27th of February. It was amazing to see people from everywhere. The weather was cold, it snowed a bit in the afternoon. Still the crowd was packed!

 

Let’s take a little walk around Navigli Sunday market.

 

 

 

 

Vintage Hats

 

 

 

 

Vintage shop

 

 

 

 

Painting and home decoration items

 

 

 

 

Antique Microscope

 

 

 

 

Craft work in a frame – a look of typical Milanese apartments

 

 

 

 

Navigli Sunday Market

 

 

 

 

Tiny kitchen model (Retro style)

 

 

 

 

Hello… “Befana”

 

 

 

 

Clay pots and other clayworks and crafts

 

 

 

 

A duck in a very dry Navigli canal

 

 

 

 

A dog with dreadlocks!

 

 

 

Navigli — is a place where you can find great pieces of arts, vintage items, home furniture and many other things. It is one of the unique places in Milan, Italy… love it!

First of all, let’s start with an Italian word, “Canale” (kah- NAH-leh). It means “Canal”. In Milan, a famous canal among the locals is “Navigli”. This area is full of art galleries, antique shops, coffee shops and restaurant. I had a chance to stop by… just to see some paintings and had afternoon coffee with friends. The scenery is quite amazing… couldn’t help taking some pictures. Every last Sunday of the month, there will be an open market along the canal… looking forward to be there. Hope the weather would give us some mercy… no rain, please!

 

 

 

 

 

Quarter of Art Schools

 

 

 

 

Displays of painting in the Art School Quarter

 

 

 

 

Other art schools in Navigli area

 

 

 

 

Paintings of Tram in Milan

 

 

 

 

Jewelry School and Shop

 

 

 

 

Bridal Shop

 

 

 

 

Around Quarter of Art Schools

 

 

 

 

Washing Area (in the old time) – A historical corner that used to be a place where people came to wash their clothes.

 

 

 

 

Painting shops and art galleries

 

 

 

 

Shop that sells retro items (1950s-1960s)

 

 

 

 

Punti Vista – a shop that sells craft items, old pictures of Milan

 

 

 

 

Comic Bookstore – reminds me of TV series, “Big Bang Theory”, Sheldon and the gang love to hang out!

 

 

 

 

Art Galleries around Navigli

 

 

 

 

Coffee shops and restaurants around Navigli

 

 

 

 

A Coffee shop – very cute décor!

 

 

 

 

Nice Porsche!

 

 

 

 

Somebody’s kitty – she just sits there and plays with people who walk by.

 

 

 

 

Love these shoes! – a combination of Arts and Fashion (haha!)

Restaurant : Gnocco Fritto
Menu : Italian Food (Pasta, Gnocco Fritto)
Address : Via Pasquale Paoli 2, Milano, Italy
Map GPS : 45° 27′ 2.79″ N 9° 10′ 16.98″ E

 
Gnocco Fritto
Via Pasquale Paoli 2
20143 Milano, Italy

 

 

 

We had a chance to join our friends for a nice dinner… they suggested us a typical dish from Emilia Romagna (North Italy), which “Gnocco Fritto” served. Why not? They are good, they are quite famous. Sure, we’d love to try.

 

 

 

 

 

Inside Gnocco Fritto

 

 

 

 

Antipasti –Misto di Salumi

 

 

 

 

Gnocco Fritto (Soft bread, freshly made by “Gnocco Fritto”)

 

 

 

 

This is how we eat: stuff salumi inside gnocco fritto.

 

 

 

 

Formaggi Misti (varieties of cheese, typically from Emilia Romagna)

 

 

 

 

Honey and different types of marmalade (fruit jam): served with cheese

 

 

 

 

Let’s try blueberry jam with cheese: delicious!

 

 

 

 

Tagliatelle pomodoro fresco e olive (pasta with fresh tomatoes and olives)

 

 

 

 

Tortelli di magro con burro e salvia (Tortelli with butter and sage)

 

 

 

 

Tagliatelle al sugo d’anatra (Tagliatelle with sauce and duck meat)

 

 

 

 

We had quite a lot of antipasti (starter dishes), continued with first course (pasta dish). That was enough, didn’t want to eat second course(meat dish)… almost full aready! (haha)

 

 

Tiramisu

 

 

 

 

Meringa con crema di cioccolato

 

 

 

 

Cheesecake (with strawberry jam on top)

 

 

 

 

Let’s take a little walk around “Navigli”, the canal in Milan, Italy. Among this area, it is surrounded by Arts Schools, painting shops and other artistic workshops.

 

 

 

Their food is great… yes, we would go back again. Thank you, Gnocco Fritto!