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 churches in the world I knew I would have a number to choose from. Apart from Santa Maria Delle Grazie to see Da Vinci’s The Last Supper the Cathedral (Milano Duomo) was next on my…

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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 the flights were cheap! £40 each return from Manchester, England to Milan Bergamo via Ryanair. What a bargain! Quite often you can’t get from one side of England to the other on a train for…

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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 booked us tickets to see The Last Supper in the Santa Maria delle Grazie church on a recent trip to Milan I was very excited. We walked to Santa Maria delle Grazie from our B&B (a…

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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. Not being a football fan I didn’t even know which team plays at this ground. With a roll of the eyes Mr ESLT informed me there are actually two teams that play at the San…

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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 recently visited Milan it was for my birthday (yeah) therefore Mr ESLT took full responsibility for choosing, booking and paying for accommodation. Lucky me he picked the beautifully retro Guesthouse Ca’ Monteggia, Via Sant’ Antonio 9, Milan. Feel…

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