It’s raining even more heavily, real ‘cats and dogs’ style, today. This means than Milan will flood, it always does. Not that the whole city begins to resemble lake Como, but there will be a series of ‘ponds’ hampering the progress of trams and cars alike. Of course the number of silly little accidents increases massively when it rains and getting anywhere by public transport can be a real pain. There is also a funny transport strike here – from 8.45 to 3.00 and then from 6.00 to the end of service. Although nothing will really move until 4ish even though the strike officially ends its first half at 3. This means that even more cars will be on the roads, which combined with the rain, will triple the chaos. Incidentally, it took my other half an hour to get to work, double the usual time, on account of trams not arriving when they should have done, which is a sure sign of an accident somewhere or other.
Stop reading, start speaking
Stop translating in your head and start speaking Italian for real with the only audio course that prompt you to speak.
As an aside, Milan is one of the few, or possibly only, cities I know that does not have a river running through it, although it is flanked by rivers on both its east and west.