Hilton Garden Inn Milan Malpensa
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We had a relatively quiet start to this morning as our walking tour did not start until 10.30. This gave us time to shower, pack, breakfast, vibes mums ( mum S was not answering) and Bethany. It is lovely to hear some news from home. We arrived punctually as that's how we roll and the guide did not turn up. A few others were there waiting as well. We gave up and decided to do it ourselves as we really only have a short time until the train leaves at 2 .05 pm. We went to ...
... rest, but I am determined to battle on and enjoy the many treats on offer. After the big feed we had at the airport I decide on one thing only and order the Iranian Caviar which is served on Melba Toast & Blinis with chopped onion, chopped egg white, chopped egg yolk, sour cream & a wedge of lemon wrapped in muslin to ensure no pips get into my caviar. What does James Bond drink with this? More Dom of course. This is then followed up with a 21 year old Chivas ...
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 ...
... and most importantly it was DRY and, as castles go, WARM.
Back at the car, we ate a picnic lunch and then headed up to the second castle, Montebello. Montebello I thought was supposed to be open in winter according to the website, but I think I misread the website. The grounds were open, but the museum and towers were closed. We had a ton of fun tromping around the grounds, over drawbridges, and walking the walls. There were gaps at ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHilton Garden Inn Milan Malpensa Somma Lombardo
We stayed here provided by Lufthansa when were were layed nover due to snowstrom inParis. Best bed we had on our 3 month trip.
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