Travel Blogs from Milan
... tea. A bit more strolling in the afternoon sun and we met up with Mum and Dad for dinner in the Galleria - this time Risotto Milanesse - delicious.
The kids had a ball in the Piazza Duomo climbing all over the statue, in black marble it was boild hot to touch. We strolled home via a grocery store, and didn't realise it was so late (9:30) until we walked into the foyer of the hotel, this late summer sun is fantastic!
Tomorrow southern Lake Gardia, Verona and ...
... and rather like an English seaside town, except that the shops sell foccacias and pizza. Our hotel is half a block from the beach but most of the stoney beach areas require you to pay to get in. You can hire a deck chair too, if you pay. We walked to the "old" town but didn't explore very much more. John picked up a paninni for dinner and sat on the balcony and ate it. What a rough life we lead! We have a tour guide and tour of Cinque Terre tomorrow. Let's hope the sea isn't too ...
... 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! ...
... and corn / maize growing along side and the occasional canola plot As for stock plenty of white cows and very few sheep 20 mins till we get there it's now 4 o'clock and all is well My darling wife is so looking forward to trying the scargo on toast and cavier in this new adventure on our first trip to France after the spaghetti and pasta in Italy HaHa Arrived at our beautiful old Hotel Kleber around 5.30 , unpacked,as we are staying in one place for one whole week,yah and went out for ...
... called Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II which opened in 1867. The ceiling vaults are decorated with mosaics representing Asia, Africa, Europe and America. It has a grand style that's given it the name of il salotto di Milano (Milan's living room). Prada's flagship store has been in business here since 1913, and it's recently been joined by Louis Vuitton and Gucci so you see all these high fashionistas in there searching for the latest trends. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Starhotels E.c.ho. Milan
Functional but adequate for most tastes
Stayed at Hotel Splendido at the end of September having booked it both on price and proximity to the Central Station. On both of these counts it was good value. The facilities are bog standard, functional but ok for 2/3 nights. It is very good for transport into the centre of Milan and of course for trains to other towns ie we went to Bergamo for 4 euros single which is an amazing deal. Also the bus from Bergamo airport stops at the Central Station so you just have to walk across the road. Be warned however that there are some flakey people hanging around the park outside so take care particularly at night. Good value for what you pay
Enjoyed my stay
Stayed here over Easter 2004 and had a wonderful stay. Staff were friendly and helpful, providing maps and tourist info.
The surrounding area, the large square in front of the main train station, left a bit to be desired and I maybe wouldn't recommend it to single women travellers.
The hotel is within walking distance of the main sights but it's so close to the train and metro station that you don't really need to walk anywhere if you don't want to.
We stayed in this hotel for one night. It was recommended to us by the Central Hotel Reservation Desk in Milan Central Train Station. We were told it was a lovely hotel.