School had drained so much of my energy, so I thought I deserved a three-week holiday in my favourite part of the world.
After almost six years of work, I was free again to discover what else life holds for me.
Most of public museums in Milan are free on the first Sunday of the month, including top-notch ones like the Last Supper, Pinacoteca di Brera and Sforza Castle Museums.
Sforza castle shelters several museums and art collections inside, of which the most notable works include the Sala dell Dasse by Da Vinci and Michelangelo's unfinished sculpture of Pietà.
As a non-Christian, Christmas didn't have much of a meaning to me but this time I decided to have it the local way. Turns out it was quite a memorable experience.
After nearly two weeks in Milan, I've already got bored with touristy places like Duomo and Navigli district. So I woke up Saturday morning and decided to skip my class for a day trip to Lake Como (Como Lago) with new friends.
It's almost one week since the day I touched down in Italy, embracing a new adventure in the land of art, history, fashion, food, and most importantly, the land of love.