I visited Milan with two pals who had no interest in the finer things that Italy had to offer, so each day I would break away alone and venture to the Grand Hotel Et for my lunch.
Although I was usually dressed very casually, they greeted me with a smile, remembering me after the first visit, and treated me equally as well as the elegantly dressed Milanese and the resident guests.
The restaurant that I dined in had tables both outside and inside. Twice I sat outside, opposite Eporio Armani, and delighted in the excellent cuisine as I watched the world go by. Twice I sat inside in elegant comfort.
Every day I felt at home, happy, left smiling, and was never allowed to feel other than part of that perfect oasis in this vibrant and elegant City.
The next time I visit Milan I will follow the footsteps of the famous, and stay in this wonderful place. My only regret was that I couldn't have done so on this visit.