There are few girls (and people, for that matter) who don’t dream of visiting romantic, pasta-filled Italy. Whether it was a film like Under The Tuscan Sun or The Lizzie McGuire Movie, or a relative’s enchanting stories from abroad that drew you in, I think it’s safe to say that Italy has been (and perhaps still is) that far-off destination of everyone’s dreams. And, what’s not to love? The charming image of foreigners smoking chic, personally-rolled cigarettes as they sip their espressos and suddenly zip away on their vespa is enough to make anyone stateside say “ciao for now” to their everyday lives. There’s just something about Italy. There always has been. So, when my dear friend, Sally, asked me to accompany her to Milan and Rome for a work trip, I simply couldn’t refuse. Take a peek, below, for an in-depth look at the two days we spent in enchanting Milano.