Hotel Villa Malpensa
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... it properly. Today it is kept in a hermetically sealed room to protect it further. Giacomo also pointed out all the symbolism in the painting, all figures cast in light apart from Judas. The grouping of elements in threes to represent the holy trinity, even Jesus depicted in a triangular shape, and Judas and Jesus reaching for the same bread. Leonardo worked on the piece for 4 years, but set up him Milan home and vineyards just across the road.
Our final tour ...
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 ...
... we ended up there after dinner, three subway lines later, for sunset. I learned two important things my first day in Europe: (1) the world is incredibly difficult to navigate without internet access & (2) Kelly & I might as well have a stamp on our forehead that says "American" Overall, I really enjoyed Milan. Getting lost multiple times ended up being a blessing in disguise. We were able to see a lot of the city in the one day we had. Onto the next tomorrow AM, Praha! ...
... driving all around with sirens blaring, don't know what was going on there,Headed home after lots of walking around and had a quiet night. Train to Paris /Good bye Italy 8th July Nice early start to the day after a ,quite night pretty soon we are on the train heading to Paris. Thinking back on our stay in Italy it was quite an experience not only the many beautiful places we seen ,the ease of getting around,the challenge with food in some after all you can only eat so much pasta ...
... a really nice restaurant called Acqua-something where we sat outside and had a delicious meal. After we’d paid the bill the charming waiter gave us all some yummy Limoncello on the house (one of my favourite liqueurs) and commented on what a lovely family we were!
At last it was time to stroll back to our little house up on the hill. The kids stayed up to play more poker but I headed off to bed.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Business Services