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Apr 20, 2013 - Milan

It was arrivaderci Venice and buon giorno Milan. We took a 3 1/2 hour train ride which was ok because it rained all day. The weather has been really great so no complaints here. Milan's train station is gigantic. Our hotel isn't far from the station, but because it was raining we took a taxi. Not straying too far tonight. It's still raining. We wanted to see DaVinci's "Last Supper" but I tried booking a ticket before we left home and there were no openings until June. So we may go to the duomo tomorrow. It's the third largest cathedral in...

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Feb 1, 2013 - Visiting Joe

our drive to Milan started with a run down to Trieste, unfortunately there was so much fog as we descended to the coast we decided to give it a miss as we couldn't see more than 50m. A future trip will be on the cards. The drive fro. There was relatively boring as we took the highway, we did however stop at an Auto-grill which is an old chain of restaurants on the highways in Italy. They often span over the roadway providing a rather interesting perspective of the traffic passing by. I must say hat the food is not worth stopping for. As we...

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Dec 18, 2012 - Milan

So, Milan. Originally this wasn't on our list of places to go to. The perception has always been that Milan was just another big city. But then, so was Rome and Florence, and they both turned out to be the high points of our trip. And so it is with Milan. Every bit as "classically Italian" as its counterparts. Majestic buildings, rich in history, gastronomically diverse. Milan has it all. Plus a subway system which is cheap and easy to use. We arrived at our hotel a little after noon. This gave us plenty of time to settle in and do a short...

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Oct 22, 2012 - Milan

The train trip from Como was relatively quick and we arrived in Milan around lunchtime to find that our motel is in a street that boarders one of the expensive shopping districts in Milan. It didn't matter where you looked it was an upmarket Italian brand or an International 'name'. In spite of the glossy shops beckoning we had a quiet afternoon. Mike wasn't the best still so decided to see a doctor before taking on a long flight so I went alone to see who was shining there glossy shop signs in our area. Let me say if I had one of those no...

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Italy 2012

Oct 13, 2012 - Milan

Hi All Arrived in Milan on Thursday morning and within walking distance to our hotel. Very nice after the hole we were staying in at Malta. Everything else was great in Malta except for the accommodation. Never mind! First impressions of Milan weren't that great on our first day there but on the second day we hit the jackpot! We went for a long walk - as usual for us - and found the Duomo - the cathedral was spectacular, the shopping great and the Duomo was amazing! So many people in this one area! We were walking around with mouths open...

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Europe 2012

Oct 3, 2012 - Around Milan with Monica

Wednesday October 3 Today was Lorenzo’s birthday and he took a day off school to join Monica and us for a day of exploring Milano (Milan). We drove our rented car to a Metro station about 10 kilometres out of Trezzo where we parked and took the ‘metro’ into Milan. We boarded at the last stop on the line so it took us around 40 minutes to reach the centre of the city. Monica was a great guide. She works in Milan and knows the city very well. We walked around the city for hours taking in all the sights; Il Duomo (the magnificent cathedral in...

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Oct 2, 2012 - Trezzo-sul-Adda (near Milan)

Tuesday October 2 We left the Parc Hotel in Briançon quite early and headed out towards Italy. It was another sunny day. The drive over the Col de Montgenevre pass into Italy was quite spectacular, lots of twists and turns and a few tunnels. Once over the pass in Italy we stopped at Cesana for a morning coffee in a local bar. We decided not to take the autostrada immediately but to drive through some of the smaller towns for while. To boost our Navigational confidence, we managed to determine that we could change the CD in the built-in...

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Jul 22, 2012 - Milan

Today we went for a walk from our hotel to the tourist attractions. On the way we went to Parco Sempione and at the main enterancr of the park is an amazing arch called Arco Della Pace. In the park was z great children's playground with go karts . Later we walked around the oldest shopping mall in the world called Galleria Vottorio Emanuele II which opened in 1867. Then we went to the Duomo and walked through the church. Archie and Edward lit a candle and said a prayer. Archie prayed to be helpful to God and Edward prayed to go on the...

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Jul 21, 2012 - Bye Achenkirch, hello Milano

Today we left Achenkirch. It was raining and only about 12 degrees, so it was a good day to leave. Mum was sad to be leaving. We said goodbye to Leo and Helene and the kids and promised we would be back.  We dropped the car off at the airport and made it to the train station. We had first class tickets but we realized we didn't have seats assigned to us. To get that there was am extra charge but we were too late anyway. thankfully we got a cabin with 4 seats but we found first class to be a total rip off on the   Austrian train. The Italian...

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Jul 1, 2012 - Peschiera del Garda vers Milano

Jour 5 Peschiera Del Garda 29 juin 2012 La ville est magnifique. Cela valait le détour surtout que nous sommes qu’à 14 minutes de train de Vérone. Des bateaux et traversiers voguent sur une eau limpide et turquoise qui entourent la ville…c’est nettement dépaysant. La ville est calme et propice au repos. Nous profitons d’une terrasse face à la mer pour reprendre notre souffle et mettre par écrit notre journée. Nous arrivons à Milan en soirée. La gare est immense et d’une beauté rare. C’est une gare terminus qui fut inaugurée officiellement...

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Jun 14, 2012 - Italy - Milan

4th June 2012 (Bed 42) We arrived in Milan early enough to catch a tram to the centre of town. No information centres for us today, we just felt like walking around at our own pace and seeing what we could discover for ourselves. As we stepped off the tram in the main square, you would be blind not to notice and be mesmerised by the sheer size and splendour of the Duomo cathedral. It instantly drew us towards it, and we stood in amazement studying the intricate details of the facade. Unlike churches in the UK and France the facade of this...

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Jun 11, 2012 - Ciao Milano and Como

Ciao and Hello Italy Can I firstly say that I am embarrased by the little amount of Italian that I know. Having said that, I am now fluent in "Excuse me, do you speak English?", "Hello", "Goodbye" and "Thankyou". I started my trip in Milan by visiting the Milan Cathedral. As you would know, I am not at all reglious, but extremely facitated by the intricacy of the architecture and the grandure of the buildings. And the amazing artwork within them is worth the visit. I then made my way to The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie which for...

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Finding Cheryl 2012

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