Weekend Getaway to Framura, Liguria

Framura, on the Ligurian coast, sitting on the Levante Bay neighboring Cinque Terra, is a three-hour drive from Milan and the perfect place for fresh air, fresh fish and the fresh waters of the Mediterranean. Escaping the city Well, we’re… Continue Reading




Visit Milan in 30 Seconds

Get to Know Milan in 30 seconds Milan is a large city but the architectural jewels are in the center of town and if you are short on time, you can see Milan in a day. Milan is a very ‘walkable’… Continue Reading




10 Things You Must See in Milan

Travel Guide to Milan – what you must see on your visit to Milan. Shopping, Duomo cathedral, Sforza Castle, Last Supper by Da Vinci, Royal Palace, Central Station, and more… If you are visiting Milan, you probably already have a… Continue Reading




The Big Apple of Milan – by Michelangelo Pistoletto

Walking out of Central Station Milan from under the domineering gallery of this overwhelming building, a large spacious plaza opens to the boulevard heading into the center of town. In the plaza in front of  Central Station Milan, there is… Continue Reading




No problem! (Living in Italy The Real Deal – Expat stories)

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Non ci sono problemi – No problem! With my right foot still on the pavement, the estate agent’s car was already pulling away. My reaction was fast: I pulled both legs inside and slammed the car door, averting an accident.… Continue Reading




Best Day trips from Milan by Car

Driving in Italy may seem daunting to many, but I can assure you it’s not that bad! People do drive fast, but they also respect the rules, except when it comes to parking. With no doubt, Italians are “creative parkers”.… Continue Reading




24 Hours in Milan, One day Itinerary

You’ve only got one day to visit Milan – here is a guide on how to best spend your time. You can follow this D.I.Y. tour, or book a 3 hour tour with a guide. Morning Start the day at Bar Magenta… Continue Reading




Skiing in Italy – Ski Resorts Near Milan

2016-2017 – Ski Season – If you are a winter sports enthusiast, Milan is a very strategic location for weekend getaways for skiing and snowboarding in Italy. Milan is located at the base of the Alps. You can even see… Continue Reading




Skip the Line: Entrance Ticket to Leonardo Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” in Milan

Fill your day with art, and see Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” in Milan with a skip-the-line ticket. The biblical scene painting has become one of the world’s most famous pieces of art. So skip past the long lines of people waiting to see it, and head straight inside for an up-close look at the masterpiece itself. From a knowledgeable guide, learn about Leonardo and the Renaissance, and take in the splendor of its setting, a Dominican convent near the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Church of Santa Maria dell Grazie.





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Canals Art Food and Wine Tour

Enjoy the best Milanese cultural experience that offers a truly great combination of Renaissance art, appetizers and wine. This early evening tour led by a licenced guide specialized in art history and the best wine bars follows in the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci. Discover the history of the city’s canals known to locals as the Navigli, now the city’s top entertainment district. Chill out in true Milanese style over an aperitivo and glass of wine in one of the district’s most characteristic spots and watch the people go by as things stirs to life.





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Small-Group Lake Como, Bellagio and Lecco Full-Day Trip from Milan Including Cruise

Visit the beautiful cities of Como and Bellagio and experience a cruise on its fascinating Lake along the two branches, up to the charming town of Lecco. Departing from Milan, you will travel to Como aboard a relaxing train (approx. 60 minutes). During the journey you will be able to enjoy the impressive landscapes and reach directly Como’s city centre. At your arrival, be prepared to experience a breathtaking cruise on the Lake.





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Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Ferry Tour from Stresa

Spend a day island hopping around the Borromean Islands with a 1-day hop-on hop ferry ticket around Italy’s Lake Maggiore. Departing from the lakeside town of Stresa, create your own sightseeing schedule using the ferry as transport. See the elegant island palace and formal gardens of Isola Bella, admire the lush vegetation on Isola Madre and stroll along the charming promenade of the tiny Isola dei Pescatori. Enjoy lake views as you cruise between them and spend as little or as long as you like at each island.







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Milan Luxury Spa Evening with Aperitivo

Enjoy an evening of spa treatments and pampering followed by a traditional Italian ‘aperitivo,’ or light snacks with a drink, on this spa evening in Milan. Relax in QC Termemilano’s many saunas and warm-water pools, enjoy the tranquil gardens at your leisure or indulge yourself in a soothing essential-oil massage — your time is your own to enjoy as you like. Afterward, enjoy a traditional Italian aperitivo of traditional and regional wine, fruit juice, cheese, salad, bread, jams and fruit. Leave feeling refreshed, energized and ready to enjoy the rest of your evening in Milan.





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Milan City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Discover the best that Milan has to offer with a 1 day or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour. See all the main sights from aboard an open-top double-decker bus. Cruise by the opulent La Scala opera house, the magnificent Gothic Milan Cathedral (Duomo) and Il Cenacolo Vinciano, home to Leonardo da Vinci’s famous masterpiece ‘The Last Supper.’ Use your ticket on three different bus routes, which cover all of Milan’s most popular attractions, hopping on and off as often as you like.







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