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Our trip to Milano got a late start--not our fault. The high speed train, Frecciarossa, was delayed over an hour due to some political rumblings/rallies in Bologna.
We made it just on time to our lunch visit with Vera, our very first teacher of Italian, ...
First of all...all of this trip was made with the recomendations of this site "Mil„o nas Maos"!
1) Here to stay
we stay in Milan, for 1 and an half day, so we choose the hotel, based on the rate and location, so the ...
... at the airport and caught a bus back into town for dinner. We only went to the Central Square where the main church is located. This is a very big and busy town plus everything is overpriced. Even the Romans dislike the people from Milano. They feel they are too uptight. Caio ...
... towards the platform and a man asked if he could help. I forgot this wasnt France and said yes, next thing he's got the bags on the train ok but he's demanded 5Euro for doing so. I gave him an "explanation" of why I wouldnt pay him that and gave him 2 instead. He got a bit grumpy but I told him to get lost and off he went. Theiving ****.
Only a few people in our carriage so it was a quiet trip to Venice, but seemed to take forever. .
... on the the roof top which provided sweeping views of the lake.
So we too the lift to the roof top "lounge" which was outdoors and indeed had beautiful views.
Marianna brought us some coffee and on chatting with her it appeared that she had travelled to Melbourne twice and had a "soft spot " for Australia and Australians. What a great start to our visit.
Walking back to the Piazza Marconi we noticed a water taxi ...