Wednesday, 3 July 2013

What to expect in Milan in July

Milan in July... it gets hot. Don't be fooled by the grey skies, the heat coming off the pavements and tarmac is intense. Today it was pretty cool though, only 29c.

Serious Icecreams

If you work you'll probably find that work schedules get extra intense in July. Everybody needs to finish all their projects before the holidays start. If you are a teacher you may get asked to work summer camps, intensive 1:1 courses, or accompany wealthy families' children on holiday.

So pink but how will we water it?

While you haven't started your holidays yet, it's all you're talking about. Mountains or seaside? And how will you water your plants while you're away?

Classic Duomo

There are always tourists in Milan, although it's nothing like Florence. In July and August there seem to be more foreign tourists than the rest of the year, and you can always spot them by the entirely reasonable summery clothes they are wearing. The fashion pack, however, don't give up style in the summer, so don't wear shorts and flipflops if you want to blend in.

Oh and don't forget if you want to enter the Duomo, you'll need to cover your legs down to your knee and as well as any bare shoulders (and possibly cleavage).

Smiling because I put on my mozzie repellent... possibly

All the heat takes it out of you, if you don't have air-conditioning. You may decide that evenings and early mornings are the only time you can do anything physical. Or you may decide you are too tired for anything and need a prosecco.  A month later and it will be good luck if you can find a bar open. Or anything open, other than gelaterie, clothes shops and fast food chains for that matter.


Rowena said...

Your ortensia is gorgeous! Ours is just beginning to shape up and has only a tinge of pink, but like you, I am already worrying how we're going to make sure everything gets enough water when we split for holidays. At least here it doesn't get all that scorching hot but a couple of rainstorms during the week wouldn't hurt!

Laruchka said...

I know! In this weather it drinks a litre of water a day. I don't think it will be so pink when we get back.