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... Sforzesco for a brief walk around - it is huge and beautifully built with rounded brick turrets and huge courtyards. We decided not to catch the metro but walk through the city, it is more interesting that way. We then visited the Duomo for an inside look. We took the audio tour, visited the crypt and found a cardinal Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster who was honoured for his contributions. He might be related! We then decided to go up to the roof of the Duomo ( ... Steps). What ...
... but we are then advised we can go into the Dining Room if we wish, well then it all changes. It is like being in a very flash Restaurant with silver service having Moet poured down your throat, and given a menu that you only dream of. So we kick off with Cornmeal Crusted Scallops & Quail legs stuffed with goose liver mousse which is just about the best thing I have ever eaten. Christopher, our Indian waiter from Mumbai, keeps pouring the Moet while we wait for our ...
... of our journey.
We were ready, but the Swiss weren't! The most memorable part of the journey was not the beautiful scenery, the picture postcard lakeside villages, the mountains, or the waterfalls. Instead, it was the 2 hour queue waiting to get through the 17km Gotthard-Strassentunnel on the A2. That meant our planned stop in Lucerne was abandoned, and we got to Strasbourg at about 9pm. In time for a late dinner in the restaurant next to the Ibis hotel we stayed at, and ...
Well obviously, if you're going to drive in Italy on the first weekend in August, you need to be going north. That was lucky!
Having finished packing up the car with what seemed to be three times as much as we brought with us - how come it fit getting here, and doesn't on our way back? - we added a trip to a supermarket to fill up with cheap booze and Baci chocolates - ah that explains it!
Marco turned ...
... the mum and the chef who was equally as big as his mum! It did turn out to be good but I learn that their version of carbonara is very different to our with it not being that creamy and very watery.
We enjoyed our time in Milan but in hindsight didn't need the two full days we had there, we could have done everything in the one day and used it as our central point to Sondrino and Cinque Terra. It was good to see and experience but we did waste a day there really.