Tuesday 4th September
My second home while I am in Milan is the Navigli - more precisely the Naviglio Grande. No, I don't camp there in a cardboard box under the bridge, but I spend quite alot of time there.
This is my cycle route to and from work. It is also where I go for short training bike rides, as well as for my running training. Finally, it is where I like to go for a drink at weekends. When Higg comes to Milan there's a good Napolitan Pizzeria where we like to go for a quick bite. So, some days I can find myself up and down the Naviglio Grande as many as 8 times!
The Naviglio Grande is quite a cool place to hang out. It can get a little touristy at night, as lots of visitors to Milan hang out in the bars. But there are still lots of "local" places, and there is always a good atmosphere.
I took this picture at around 7 o'clock in the morning after a rather stormy night. There was hardly anyone around. But don't be fooled - this is quite a lively place once everyone is up and about.