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BUCKET LIST: ITALY ~ Prada in Milan. *I dream of one day having the opportunity to take this same photo.

Pasticceria Marchesi in Milan | 25 Bakeries Around The World You Have To See Before You Die

Pasticceria Marchesi in Milan. Pasticceria Marchesi has five-star service and insanely beautiful decor that’s hard to beat. You can enjoy its fresh chocolates and brioche while walking through its unique antique shop upstairs.

Caffè Bicerin - #Torino

Al Bicerin - Turin, Italy. Bicerin is a coffee speciality made up of coffee, warm milk and hot chocolate.

Milano grande architettura

Prada in Milan - gorgeous architecture. no trip would be complete without a lil shopping excursion here.

Siena (I used to live around the corner & down the street - years ago...sigh)

Bike in front of De Miccoli in Siena, Italy Mike would spend a good chunk of time here!

Fashion Week de Milan: le restaurant Da Giacomo Bistrot à Milan | Vogue

Où déjeuner à Milan pendant la Fashion Week?

Christmas shopping in Milan

Christmas Shopping In Milan

After taking in the genius of Michelangelo, Botticelli and Dante, don't forget to check out the works of art by Prada, Gucci, and Ferragamo.

Shops in Paris, France

Ma vie á Paris: Maille are my grocers in Paris, along with Hediard. The Maille shop is across from The Ritz in Place Vendome. Careful ~ you'll leave the shop with a basket full of specialty mustards that you didn't know that you just Must Have !

Ripa di Porta Ticinese in Milan, Italy: Once a towpath for oxen and horses pulling barges along the canal, the worn cobblestones are now home to a string of bars and cafes where groups of friends gather to make the transition from day to night. Click to see the full list of the best 12 streets in Europe. (Photo: Andrea Wyner for The New York Times)

Favorite Streets in 12 European Cities

Cobbled lanes, broad avenues, streets for gallery-hoppers, food-lovers, shoppers and flâneurs: Contributors in 12 European cities describe the byways (including one river) they love.

<p>“Some of the best meals I’ve ever had were at the restaurant <a href="http://www.bagutta.it/english.html">Bagutta</a> in Milan.”</p> <p></p> <p>Photo courtesy of Bagutta</p>

“Some of the best meals I’ve ever had were at the restaurant Bagutta in Milan.” - David Rockwell, architect and designer - Artemest