Most tourists crowd Italy’s famously beautiful cities like Florence, Rome and Venice, but the photographer Laura La Monaca, of the blog Daily Breakfast, makes a strong case for beelining to Milan. Though honored as the nation’s epicenter of fashion, travelers often skip by Milan because of its industrial reputation. La Monaca captures enough beauty (and showstopping gelato) to smash the stereotype.
Her desire to snap such moments started at a young age. “Since I was a kid, I’ve always been fascinated by my father’s camera and my own camera is one of the first gifts I ever remember getting,” says La Monaca. Lucky for us, she’s also obsessed with the good life. “My first word was latte, and I think the best way to spend money is traveling. I wanted to turn my passions into frames. This is why I like to shoot food in my kitchen/studio and landscapes, places and people wherever I can.”