Travel Blogs from Milan
... train schedules, and arrive around 3pm. We find that TGV wastes no time turning the train around, as passengers begin boarding the train for the return journey before we have gotten off with our luggage, admittedly we were last off the train. We find a taxi, and head to our hotel. It is also clear that we have arrived in Italy, as normal road rules have gone out the window, and the horn is the driver's best friend. This will be interesting when we begin driving here ...
... tickets by Africans standing at the entrance. Either way we were not clamped or towed so happy with the deal. First stop the Duomo, the world's largest Gothic cathedral. We both agreed that the outside was more impressive looking than the inside. Next we walked into the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele a shopping centre for those with bigger wallets than us. We were happy ...
... found the restaurant, but I did get lost, and it started pouring. Finally, I found a covered bus stop from which I kept hailing taxi's. None could take me since I had to call first. Then one did. I was already quite close to the hostel. The clerk who sent me out bought me pizza and wine as I sat in ...
... off for road works. So we drove up and down the big hills to Tivoli twice after getting stuck on other teeny tiny one-way roads before we ended get getting pretty close to the right place by accident. But such is the fun of an Italian road-trip. In any case, the gardens at Villa D’Este are spectacular, and the Italian obsession with water fountains is definitely on display here. Worth a look for anyone in the region.
... the exit but saw a sign containing the magic word "Michelangelo." I figured I had nothing to lose, so I followed the arrows to find the actual resting places of Lorenzo and Giuliano, accompanied by no less than six gorgeous Michelangelo statues. I had no earthly idea what I'd stumbled upon. Apparently Florence is simple rife with hidden treasures, and you can stumble on artistic masterpieces on the daily. Who knew?
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