Italy: Milan Duomo (including walking tour)

I have a great interest in the architecture of churches and cathedrals. I love them. I always like to visit as many as I can when exploring both in England and other countries around the world. When it was decided that Mr ESLT and I were to  visit Milan I couldn’t be happier because as a large city in one of the countries with the most…

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Italy: More to Milan than shopping? 

Mr ESLT and I always try and celebrate birthdays/anniversaries etc exploring somewhere in the world and for my recent 32nd birthday we decided on Milan in Northern Italy. Now I love Italy and have never made a secret of that. It is possibly my favourite country in the world however Milan had never really been on my ‘bucket list’. So why choose Milan? Simply answer…

Italy: Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, Milan

I would never call myself an art buff, far from it in fact. I do however like art especially from the High Renaissance period. Michelangelo and Da Vinci especially strike a cord with me. I have been lucky enough to previously admire Michelangelo’s David in the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence and the breathtaking Sistine Chapel ceiling within the Vatican, Vatican City. So when Mr ESLT…

Italy: San Siro Stadium Tour, Milan

I’ll be honest with you, I am not a big fan of football (soccer) but the list of football grounds I have visited around Europe is continually growing. Mr ESLT is quite the football fan therefore we try to visit local stadiums wherever and whenever possible. So, on our recent visit to Milan a visit to the San Siro Stadium was definitely on the cards.…

Italy: Guesthouse Ca’Monteggia, Milan

Accommodation in Italy can be very expensive and I’m sure anyone who has ever visited will agree with that. Mr ESLT and I always try to find value for money accommodation wherever we visit. We are definitely not hostel type people and try, where possible to stay in the centre of the town or city we are visiting. Mr ESLT and I normally spend hours researching hotels/apartments/B&Bs when we have plans to visit somewhere. However, when we…