Sul Naviglio

Yesterday, after stepping on the balls of the bull, we got on a tram to Porta Genova.  Mummy wanted to show me the area where she lived when she was working in Milano.This is the building where she lived on the first floor looking out onto the currently dried up canal.IMG_4909

We walked along Ripa di Porta Ticinese which becomes the Naviglio Grande. There are lots of artist studios in these courtyards …IMG_4903IMG_4901And these are some of the restaurants that Mummy loved going to … they brought back a lot of memories for her.IMG_4902 IMG_4904 IMG_4907It was an important part of Mummy’s adventures. She said she remembered a lot of conversations, a lot of gatherings with friends and even though they weren’t all happy memories, she was not sad about them. She just wanted to move those memories forward by sharing them with me.

May’s comment: These are the remaining canals from the hey days when the canals were used for irrigation. They provided the city with water and were ideal to transport people. Today we did  not see it at it’s best. They had drained the water from the canal to clean it. They do this once a year and we happened to be there just then. But it was good to look at the building where I lived. It was a good time and defined me in several ways.

I am so glad that I am able to share this chapter of my life with my most favourite companion!



  1. Maggie

    Misses May and Darcy respectively: Thank you for sharing these most amazing times, past and present with us. I don’t always have time to comment, but rest assured I avidly look out for your posts. And especially these on Italy and France. They have brought back so many memories for me as well!

    Have a wonderful rest of your holiday,


    pS. Sealea is in ‘the dog house’ today. I bought turf to patch the holes that she has dug in both my garden and hers in Stratford …. And she sneaked out when Popsie was gardening ….. And promptly dug them up,again!!, When I tried to catch her and bring her back inside ….she thought it was a delightful games and went absolutely mad!!! And would not come in!! Not even for ‘lunch’. very naughty.

    • Miss Darcy

      Oh silly Sealea! She was probably having a moment! A cockapoo moment!
      Thank you for writing and letting us know. It is much appreciated šŸ™‚

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