Hotel Delle Nazioni
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... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... it, so they recommended a cafe further along the lakeside. 20 minutes walk later, we were sitting there, drinking our coffees and cokes, and watching the swans and ducks on the lake. A short walk further to the next ferry stop - and the heavens opened again, only this time it was torrential. Once on the ferry we could barely see the shore!
Getting back to Como was stopped at a restaurant / gelaterie for a lovely lunch, and by 2:30 we were in the car ready to start the ...
... return our security deposit, and to call Jane "the perfect wife" - not like those Nowegians from a couple of weeks ago who left such a terrible mess.
As we made our way further and further north, we soon lost count of the number of miles a stationary traffic going in the other direction.
We had planned a stop in Modena for lunch, but unable to easily find somewhere nice, we finally ended up in a ...
... we were not going to ask to move tables again though, so we sucked it up and laughed at all the young passers by who had surely been served underage from the bar next door.
It was pretty late by the time we finished, and we headed to the nearest tram stop as the last one was at midnight. While we were waiting for it to arrive, there was quite a crowd gathering. We couldn't stop laughing as more young people with horrendous hairstyles and style in general walked past ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Delle Nazioni Milan
Centrally located hotel with friendly stuff.
We paid GBP56 (hotels website) for one night at this hotel. Totally agree with what has been said about this hotel, great location and friendly stuff. We were given a room with two rooms (one double bed room and another with two single beds). The bathroom is quite old but in full working order and the shower was very powerful despite that we stayed on the top floor. The only disappointment was the buffet breakfast, not too much selections.
Great base for your Milan trip.
Having booked over the internet, I guess my expectations were quite low. What we found was a pleasant hotel located close to the Central Station, with helpful multi-lingual staff, a clean and adequate room with well stocked bar, and t.v. and shower/toilet etc all in working order. Breakfast was plentiful and the staff providing it were attentive and efficient. Having read on some websites that this hotel was poor, I thought this the only way to set the record straight. It was quiet at night, the streets outside were safe, and it was a good base to tour the city. Being close to the station it was also quick to get the inter-city trains for day trips, and the airport buses too, savings loads of money on cabs. So if you just want a good clean and friendly base to tour Milan, this could be it. The only bad point is that if you just want to pop out for a quick bag of sweets/crisps to nosh in your room, don't bother there are no supermarkets or anything pertaining to be within 6 blocks.
Very convenient. Very friendly staff.
This is a barebones but appealing business hotel. It's very convenient to the Central train station (and therefore the buses that service Malpensa) and with nearby metro stops that whisk you to the Duomo, etc. The rooms are clean if a bit on the old dormitory side. The location is very quiet. The staff is very helpful. If you are looking for relatively inexpensive (for Milan) accommodations, this is a suitable, safe choice.