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Milan Livorno Milan in 3 days

Well, where shall I even start with this one... This may sound like a trip on two wheels, but it's not. I've recently been on the road in nothern Italy and did Milan-Livorno-Milan in three consecutive days, covering almost 1000 kms. No doubt it was a long trip but one which is worthwhile for the time and effort.

And you get to pick from a selection of fine Italian wheat pasta.

One things for sure, the food in Italy was in my opinion truly awesome and there's no doubt about that. I've been a big fan of Italian cuisine long before I'd the chance to set foot there for myself. In fact, I got to know Italy mostly all through it's amazing cuisine exports. Pizza, lasagna, risotto and the list goes on... Food-wise, Italy felt like a very familiar place to me.

The Milan Cathedral under the clear blue skies.

As one would've expect, downtown Milan is where you'd find the usual tourist hangouts. Unfortunately, that's not my thing as my journey in Italy would actually begin out of the city.

Somewhere near the Milan Cathedral square.

So, this is where it all started for me. Driving out from Milan at midday wasn't as bad as we'd thought. Most of all, the traffic was fine and the roads weren't even busy.

The majestic Fiume Taro river running in parallel with the A15 E31 highway.

In fact, for me, the real journey started to unfold just south of Parma approaching the Tuscany region. Along the A15 E31 highway were countless hill passes and tunnels. The scenery was simply breathtaking and it was like nothing I've seen before in winter. One thing which caught my attention the most... the Fiume Taro river running in parallel to the highway. It looked to me like it's prime trout fishing waters.

A sandy beach somewhere in Livorno.

A painting in a contemporary Italian restaurant somewhere in Livorno.

One of the peaks at one of the national parks along the highway.

Likewise, on the return journey, the view was equally as amazing. On that occasion, I got to see the view on the opposite side of the highway heading back north towards Parma en-route to Milan.

The Dome Square in downtown Milan.

So, once again, back to Milan and covering almost 1000 kms on the roads in northern Italy.

As they say 'black is gold'. It doesn't look the part but this squid ink laced risotto was truly amazing.

How could I have left Italy without trying the squid ink laced risotto. To me, it's like having something really good in the dark with the lights switched off. Now, I'll leave it for you to interpret that yourself.

And, now the best part... the trip would not be complete without one of this...

La Pesca Italian sport fishing magazine bought off the streets of Milano.

Until the next post, thanks for reading and following my blog.
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