We left last night in the snow.  Shockingly enough our flight left on time….that would be out of the gate.  We sat on the runway for about 3 hours.  We all went with the flow and said we should just be awed that we could fly through the air.  We took Delta.  Great flight.  Beats Continental out by a long shot.  Well, at least this flight did. 

Flying into Milan's airport over the Swiss alps was breathtaking.  I so do love Europe.  We are staying at the Four Seasons in Milan which is quite sweet.  I went with the larger rooms.  As the kids get older, and everyone needs their space, it is well worth it.  Smiles all around on that.  Check out the plate that they brought for the kids in the room. 

After showering we ventured out for lunch.  We went to De Santis.  A tiny sandwich shop with killer Desantini

paninis.  The menu is huge and of course in Italian.  Nobody speaks English.  It is always a frustration and regret that I can't speak other languages besides English.  Today it would have come in hand.  We each ordered something that had a few words we understood in the sandwich.  You basically can't go wrong with prosciutto, mozzarella and tonno (tuna).  We know those words.  De Santini is a very local shop.  The place was packed by 1:30 and theres only a few wooden tables in the back or you just stand and eat.  Yum.

We wandered back to the hotel to chill.  First day in Europe is always tough.  Siestas are a must.  Walked Panatone
by a pastry shop that was packed.  There was a large glass container that was full of crumbs.  As Emily put it, that is a good sign.  We went in and bought a panatonne.  Brings back great memories from Italy 2 Christmas's ago. 

Walked through the Duomo square and back to the hotel.  Dinner at 8.  Should be up by then. 

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  1. fredwilson

    i think the sandwich place is called De Santis and yes, the sanwiches were amazing

  2. Geoff

    Hopefully, you will get in some skiing/boarding in The Alps 🙂

    1. Gotham Gal

      Sounds delicious. Maybe we aren¹t spending enough time in Milan?

  3. daryn

    3 words: Panettone French Toast!Have a great trip 🙂

    1. Gotham Gal

      Living off a Panettone that everyone takes a bite of as they pass it in ourroom.

  4. ryan poll

    Thank you for making me miss living in Europe. I love hearing about De Santis, it reminds me of a time in Paris with my wife and we were ordering breakfast and didn’t speak French. Regardless, the food was good!

  5. Ale

    Love De Santis! It’s 5′ away from the place I live and I use to stop there sometimes