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 ...
... third from the right and Andrew is seated third from the left.
Next we make our way to Duomo di Milano,which is the 4th largest Cathederal in Europe, it is very impressive on the outside not so inside as it is very dark. For a fee you can get onto the roof, 7 euro to climb or 12 to take the lift, the fat woman in front asks "how many stairs" 250 madam, she takes the lift & so do we. It was very good and provides a great view of Milan and a very ...
... 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 ...
... note we'd seen in Ness' book was regarding the statue of Giulietta and how it's meant to make you lucky in love if you grab her left breast! Of course I made Ness pose for a photo.
Walking back to the car I was getting rather hot and bothered in the heat with no breeze to help me out. I'm so glad it's been warm so far on the trip though, despite me being a typical Brit and seeking the shade at most opportunities. There was some sort of strange medieval battle ...
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