Travel Blogs from Milan
... 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 ...
... find you have a choice of three pizzas only and about three different drink choices, so for a slice and a glass of beer it was 5 euro served on a paper plate with a plastic fork, ask no questions, don't try to change the order anyway, this is how it is, OK,
After satisfying two of our basic needs we decide to satisfy the third, Culture, so we head off to La Scala the Opera theatre that has been going for since 1778. Luckily there were no performances on so ...
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 ...
... the vagaries of your travels. The Church is cool, quiet and has plenty of places to sit and think over your next move. Let's learn why the Church is so important to a city.
The Church is usually the oldest building in a city because it has managed to survive the fires, wars, and future development of that city. For example, the Church you see today was more than likely built on the ashes of an original church because of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Lancaster Hotel Milan
Excellent Hotel - Should be more than 3 Stars!
Myself and my husband stayed there for 3 nights end of October.
The staff were friendly and spoke superb English.
The Hotel decor was Art Deco and the rooms were well furnished and even had double marble sinks in the bathroom!
The Hotel was well situated and the Park Sempione was a short walk away.
If you are travelling with RyanAir to Bergamo Airport, the Orio shuttle bus will take you to the Central Station and then the Hotel is a short taxi ride away....
When travelling back to Bergamo give yourself a couple of extra hours to get there, as we just about made it (the traffic in the evening in Milan city was a nightmare)
It was our first time to stay in Italy and have to say it won't be our last.
Excellent value Hotel Lancaster
My family of three stayed at Lancaster and we had a good time. The hotel is about 8 to 10 euros by taxi from the places we wanted to go by taxi--the Duomo and the Central Station. That's the only downside.
Otherwise, this is a fantastic hotel. Well-kept, clean and for a hotel in a major city in Europe, excellent value.
My family and I stayed at this lovely hotel for sadly only one night. While Milan is industrial, do not discount it as a stop over. There is so much to see.
The hotel is located in a lovely section of Milan near the Parco Sempione. What I loved most about the location is that it is in a residential area which has a lot of trees. As soon as you get away from the historical center, everything slows down a little. So, there are smaller shops, more intimate restaurants, and small grocery stores.
The building is beautiful and grande. However, the rooms have a modern touch to them. The hotel has a computer with internet access available to the guests, which is very convenient. The breakfast is varied and tasty. The front desk staff was the best-so friendly and helpful.
You are only a shortish walk to the park and metro. The Duomo and La Scala are not to be missed. And, then of course there is the shopping! All levels of fashion and price points, which my husband was grateful!
One restaurant that I highly recommend is the Ristorante Caminetti Del Sempione (Piazza Sempione 8). It is located near the Arch (you can see the Arch from the entrance to the hotel). The food is amazing! The staff is friendly and the owner is highly involved. It was so much fun! A special treat is their Macaroni. I know, macaroni you say, but the preperation alone is awesome and this is not some ol' macaroni and cheese that comes out of the box. This is some serious stuff! Try to stick with the daily menu. They will never steer you wrong. And the tiramisu is the best that I've ever had. The street that this place is located on has some super trendy bars with super dressed people. Don't be intimidated if you are not wearing the latest in Italian fashion. Just go in.
Our stay for two nights at the hotel were delightful. The staff were very helpful and informative. The rooms were very pleasant and the breakfast was extremely good. The hotel was situated just slightly away from the centre but it was only a 10-15 min walk away across a lovely park. I would strongly recommend this hotel
Great room, lovely location
We enjoyed our short stay at this hotel very much. Near the Parco Sempione, it is also a pleasant walk to Santa Maria della Grazie and Cadorna North station (though I wouldn't recommend walking to the latter with lots of luggage). The hotel staff was extremely helpful and spoke English. The best part about the hotel was the room: large, airconditioned, comfortable, with a huge bathroom. The hotel also supplied a crib for our daughter.
Very good service, rooms are a bit small but have everything you need. Located in a very good district - safe, quiet, and clean. close to a large park and the city castle. Connection to the main stop in the city - Cadorna is 12 min walking or 3 min by tram (a ticket for 2 days is 5.50 euro). I recommend this hotel unless you prefer the heart of the city center. Ration price / service is very good.