A Morning in Milan

My friend and I packed in Milan’s most iconic sights / food in one morning before taking the train to Cinque Terre.

Milan’s Duomo…..

We had breakfast in  Cafe Motta, across from the Duomo… The sign says the cafe has been around since 1928….. but the receipt says Autogrill!  Autogrill is the company behind Italian highway rest-stops and it makes Italian rest-stops in a league of its own.  It has restaurants (self-service and sitting), coffee bar and supermarket.  When we were in Italy last time, we stopped in so many Autogrills on the highways.  I was shocked when I saw that Autogrill owns this cafe.

eating breakfast like the italians…. coffee and pastry from the counter…We continued on our quick-paced walk…..

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II….

By 11am.. we were onto our second “meal” of the day! We went to Luini for their famous panzerotti.

they actually have a lot of variety of baked goods / sandwiches….

this is the famous panzerotti…… fried dough filled with tomato sauce and mozarella…

 it’s sooooo good! slightly crispy on the outside, chewy dough, and hot melty cheese… slightly oily though…

we also tried a baked panazotti with ham and cheese but the fried version was a lot better…

We then continued to Via Montenapoleone, the street filled with designer shops… and Cova, one of my fav cake cafe! This is another one of my food “pilgrimages” as Cova originated in Milan.

enjoying our coffee like the Italians…

They also have bite-sized pastries…


Motta Caffè Bar Milano 1928

Piazza Duomo

Luini Panzerotti

Via Santa Radegonda, 16, Milano, Italy


Via Monte Napoleone, 8, Milano, Italy


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