Travel Blogs from Milan
Our 7 hour train trip Paris to Milan was another smooth ride.
A little frought at the beginning trying to find our carriage and seats. Â Cameron spotted a train carriage map on the platform and had us at the right spot to get on, until Mrs World Traveller 1988 said no! I'd forgotten we'd gone for 1st class as it was all day on the train, …
... 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 ...
... third from the right and Andrew is seated third from the left.
Next we make our way to Duomo di Milano,which is the 4th largest Cathederal in Europe, it is very impressive on the outside not so inside as it is very dark. For a fee you can get onto the roof, 7 euro to climb or 12 to take the lift, the fat woman in front asks "how many stairs" 250 madam, she takes the lift & so do we. It was very good and provides a great view of Milan and a very ...
We had decided to take the Ferry up to another village on the lakeside, but actually arrived at the Quay in time for an earlier ferry. So we ended up catching the 9:10 ferry to Urio. As we climbed on board, the rain started, and as we cast off, that rain changed to horizontal, so we abandoned to top deck to go downstairs.
Luckily when we reached Urio the rain let up for a while. The only cafe near the dockside turned out to be a restaurant, despite having "cafe" written ...
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 ...
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