Travel Blogs from Milan
... 18th century.
Next we took a trolly car ride to Santa Maria delle Grazzie to view The Last Supper. Giacomo told us all about the differences between fresco painting and the new technique Leonardo tried to invent for this piece and how this difference first led to the wall absorbing all the pollutants duling the work for centuries. How the various caretakers had tried to repair and repaint through it's lifetime until the 1970s when the began the 20 year project ...
After a less than pleasant night, John had a late breakfast and we checked out. Apart from the food episode it was a great place to stay and we would recommend the Grand Imperiale Hotel as a good place to base yourself to see Lake Como (but don't eat at Cafe Bellini - a couple of doors down!) Anyway about 11am we were picked up by our next driver who took us in a Mercedes minibus to Milan Railway station. Boy was the station busy! We arrived with a good hour to spare and John had ...
... be, Piola. After walking in circles for an hour trying to find our hostel, we realized the street signs were etched into the sides of the buildings (they are VERY hard to make out). Truly enlightening moment! We spent lunch at a small cafe called Caffeteria di via Picini by our hostel. Their version of iced coffee is the most amazing thing I've ever tasted! It is espresso mixed with slushy, sugary ice. We visited the absolutely breathtaking Duomo cathedral (built in the ...
... a more difficult task!
While we were shoe shopping, it started to rain - luckily we had our trusty umbrella, but we decided to take refuge in a cafe in the middle of the piazza - it's so ***********vince us to eat - and had bruschetta - one traditional with tomatoes and oregano, and one with shrimp and calimari on, which was really peppery and delicious too. Obviously the secret is to make the topping really flavoursome, as we both ...
... people with terminal illness, but for the everyday person. Why is it not as respected or funded? My mom's research and talk was about dignity therapy and how it can help people with MND and their carers. It is a really interesting therapy that I believe everyone should do near the end of their life. I only saw three speakers but she was the best, and that's putting bias aside! She was loud, articulate, engaging, and confident. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services