Gay Travel: Exploring Milan, Italy

Image via Passport

Image via Passport

In planning a pastoral escape to rural Italy recently, I had the choice of flying into Rome or Milan where I’d begin my trip with a few days of urban adventure.

Having explored the Italian capital on a prior itinerary and being predisposed to the geographic muses of Pepperidge Farm cookies (Tahiti! Geneva! Sausalito!), I opted for a few days in Milano.

Baked into that decision was the fact that the city was in the midst of hosting EXPO 2015, a much ballyhooed and culinary-themed world’s fair located 20 minutes outside of central Milan. The 242-acre site, with exhibition spaces representing the cuisine and food-production industries of over 140 nations drew more than 20 million visitors over its six-month run.

But one man’s delizioso is another man’s ptooey! I found the crushing crowds and waits of two or more hours to sample the likes of Zimbabwean crocodile burgers and microwaveable Thai food to be molto agitante.

Keep reading over at Passport magazine online…

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