2017 Trip Journal – Milan, Italy

Hi all its me TZULS back safely in Australia!

As you can tell my trip has come to an end 😦 but it doesn’t mean I need to be sad! because its now time for me to begin planning for 2018.

So firstly I begin my trip by heading to Milan, Italy were unfortunately it was raining and around 17 degrees. Lucky its still summer so the following day it was a pleasant 30 degrees. When I checked it I needed to shower after a long plane trip but I did managed before I had a rest to check out my surroundings near my hotel. I choose to stay at the Starhotels Anderson which was located near Milano Centrale Station, this is the main train station where you can travel to other parts of Italy, Europe and of course the major International Airport (Milano Malpensa – MXP)

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View of Milano Centrale from my Hotel room at Starhotels Anderson

If the trains are not for you I would recommend using a private transfer from Suntransfers – a private dedicated driver who you take you to the front doors of your hotel.

The hotel decor was modern Milanese culture with a touch of traditional Italian – the hotel is positioned in a safe neighborhood close to all forms of transportation. My room was well presented and offered bathroom amenities, mini bar fridge, flat screen TV and extra pillows for comfort. it viewed out to the train station and due to being close to the station it can be noisy at times from departing/arriving trains but the hotel does have other rooms that are not facing the station.

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Lago Di Como and The Comune Di Como (Lake Como and The Town of Como)

Hotel staff were extremeness friendly and provided a range of suggestions for me to do whilst in Milan. I really enjoy my stay here and exploring this beautiful city – TZULS gives this hotel a 4.2/5.

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Gnocchi Genovese Pesto with an Aperol Spritz

I was lucky enough to have my mate Esias who is living in London come and share this beautiful city with me, We began our first day by getting the train to Lake Como and the main town of Como. The trip took about 1hr and cost around 15 euro return, the town was rich in Italian culture and surrounded by green mountains everywhere. There is an option to catch a ferry to explore other towns on the lake but due to limited time we didn’t get the chance. As soon as lunch time came we weren’t gonna be disappointed by finding a traditional Italian Restaurant! we found a table at a placed called L’Ambrosiano Como which is located across from the main road overlooking the lake.

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The Duomo stands glittering from the sunset…

After lunch we walked around a bit before heading back to Milan to explore more of the city, we needed to change platforms and head to the Metro where we were 4 stops from the Duomo Di Milano – the famous marble cathedral which took over six centuries to complete and is the third largest church in the world. The church takes the pride of many Milanese sitting in the centre of Milan. Over looking the cathedral is the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the worlds oldest shopping centre which is home to many luxurious brands. It was designed in 1861 and built by architect Giuseppe Mengoni between the years 1865 and 1877 who then named it in honor of the first King of the Kingdom of Italy.

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The Galleria, Time to shop and style up to fit in with the Milanese.

As night time approached nothing was better then seeing the sunset over the cathedral and how the reflection from the sun lit out the whole piazza. My day and time in Milan ended at Pizzeria Di Gennaro where I feasted on a beautiful wood-oven pizza finished off with a glass of house white wine, how much more better could this day end in one of my favorite countries in the world.

Peace Out

TZULS 😛

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