Monopole de la Gare
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- Minbar in room
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Concierge desk
- Non-smoking rooms
- Breakfast Available
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On somewhat of a whim we have decided to venture into Milan for the day. None of us have ever been here before, so its a new experience for all.
The day started beautifully with a large number of people Para-sailing and sailing about on Lake Como this morning. Very nice thing to wake up to. After breakfast we left this lovely place and, with our GPS friend made our way into Milano.
We know that there is no parking in the city centre, we also know ...
... and maybe a couple of other smaller vessels. Maybe it gets busier in summer proper? In any case, it felt kind of surreal to be on the water, in Italy, watching the world go by. Loved it.
And then we disembarked again at Bellagio and spent a pleasant couple of hours walking around the little shops. They were selling jewellery, silk scarves, ties, touristy stuff, lots of high end clothing and locally grown wines. Shops and cafes seemed to spring up from every crevice - up ...
... for people to live in, it's a place where people go about normal lives away from the famous monuments and the tourist traffic. In this way it's a perfect place for me to spend the majority of my time in Italy. Since we're going to be in the one place for an extended period of time, Tilly, Nathan and I set out this week with the intention of finding our "go to" local cafe. We are yet to finish trying the multitude of cafes that line the main street but I'm certain that next week ...
... see attached photos. Things left out of the blog: the steep stairs to the terrace... And me falling ... as I'd like to keep some of my pride. Once again the boat ride back to the train station is one of my favorite parts of the trip. However the porters that take your bag seriously try to rip you off. One told me €10 or $15. Doesn't he know the currency rate is on top of each other right now? I made the 2:20 train to Milan. ...
... I'm really quite surprised at how much wear you can get out of one outfit. Wearing my clothes inside out, I can almost convince myself its something completely different to what I wore yesterday. Walked a few K's today, visited a few of the sights..Duomo, La Scala. Milan really does deserve the label of fashion capital of the world, the ...