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Torrente Seveso

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  • Day20

    Milan (IT)

    July 27, 2017 in Italy

    Leaving Lake Como and Lecco, I eventually found a path (away from the traffic) alongside the river leading away from the lake. Along the river were a number of small hydro electric plants and locks to control the flow.

    Getting closer to Milano I was able to follow a canal that guided me into the city. With 10km to go I then resorted to the trusty GPS to guide me into the city.

    More bike repairs in order and the trusty stead is spending the evening at a friendly bike shop. Will be collecting the stead tomorrow evening ready for the next leg.Read more

  • Day3

    Museums and Palaces

    December 19, 2017 in Italy

    Today was quite a wonderful day. Weather was cold but sunny and we did a lot of walking. One gorgeous art museum, one 15th century castle and a lot of detours down pretty residential streets made for a full day. Highlights of the museums --!a 12th century holy water bucket, some Romanesque capitals, a Picasso painting and the pieta Michelangelo was carving when he died.

    On the way back to the hotel around 5 pm, we passed a fitness center about 3 minutes from the hotel. Since Joe was going to rest anyway, I decided to go work out on the elliptical. 15€ is quite a steep charge, but it's worth it. I am addicted, let's face it. But it was a much better workout than yesterday, when I walked up and down four flights of stairs in the hotel for an hour.

    We had dinner tonight in a lovely Osteria called Fara. Close to the hotel. Great ambiente and top notch pizza in a wood oven. One more day in Milan. Love to you all.
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  • Day2

    Sunday in Milan

    October 29, 2017 in Italy

    Short walk from station to hotel. We arrived around 11:15. Our room was ready. We are billeted in the building across the street. Card entry security, with double doors like banks have/had. First set must close before second set opens. Room is excellent. MTC is consoled later when she sees the logo on the mattress peeping through the sheets at regular intervals : "ZeroBugs". The AC doesn't seem to work. It may just be for heat. There is a ceiling fan. We will leave the window open. Very little noise (21:20).
    We went to Cafe Tuyo next door to the main hotel for an early lunch. We got our drinks and waited........40 minutes from order to delivery. Mine was OK but MTC's was not. We both had different dishes with tagliatelle, but my pasta was much nicer than her‘s. I thought convenience would be a good idea.......very poor value, even by Milan standards.
    Onwards we walked into Milan centre storico. Saw the duomo and the Gra Casa. Stopped for coffee in Piazza Missori. Went up to the fortress and stopped into Signorvino for a glass of Valdo and of Lanche Nebollio which is a Piedmont red. Spelling to be verified. Sat at the bar. Lots of expensive bottles for sale. Some at €200+.
    Underground from Duomo back to the main station. Bought train tickets for Turin for tomorrow. The traditional machines! Relief all round. All set!
    Just after 7 we headed out for dinner. L'antro della Sabelli. Great pizzas, the cooks are from Naples. Delicious pasta for me to start. MTC had clams, no pasta. The waitress let MTC taste the white wine. The Pinot Grigio was finished. I had Nazzu. Antonio in Padua has competition for the pizza. Better toppings here, though MTC says Antonio's still wins on the base. I assessed the overall, no deconstruction. Close call as to best, though Antonio wins due to Amaro del Capo bonus.
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  • Day4

    Mostly churches and one more art museum

    December 20, 2017 in Italy

    Another chilly, ok cold, day. But sunny all day till the sun set. I won’t bore you with the details of the 4th century San Lorenzo and the Romanesque Sant Ambrogio churches, but one had 16 roman columns at the entrance and the other some beautiful mosaics, columns, and capitals. A ten minute ride on the excellent and cheap Milan metro took us to the Modern Art museum, located in a gorgeous old mansion/palace with lovely park grounds. By modern they don’t mean anything beyond Picssso, so nothing too intellectually challenging, and the rooms and collections were really nice. Turns out there is a very trendy and good restaurant next store (Lubar) and we had a great lunch.

    Then back on the metro for our fifteen minutes’ viewing of The Last Supper. With 28 other people who reserved their viewing spot months and months ahead of time. Very nice way to end the touring day, even though it felt like you were going through decompression chambers as you inched closer to the prize.
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  • Day4

    Great dinner

    December 20, 2017 in Italy

    Just to say that Il Tavolino was our favorite restaurant in Milan. Although it seemed that all the English speaking customers got put off in the same room (coincidence maybe?) we had a delicious dinner. Sitting next to three US businessmen who drank four bottles of what must have been a very expensive wine since the waiter had to climb a ladder to the highest level to retrieve each bottle. We were very happy with our much more modest choice of red. Off to Bologna tomorrow!Read more

  • Day1

    Ankunft

    March 11, 2016 in Italy

    Easy, entspannt und mit voller Vorfreude am Freitag Abend in Mailand angekommen. Geflogen bin ich vom Flughafen Frankfurt gegen 16.00 mit Lufthansa und zur meiner Überraschung war ich schon 45 min später am Flughafen Mailand-Linate, dem etwas kleineren Flughafen von 3 in Mailand, gelandet.

    Sofort spürte ich die südliche Wärme (21°C), obwohl es gerade erst einmal Mitte März war. Am Flughafen nutze ich den Bus-Shuttle, mit dem man in 30 min für 5€ zum Mailänder Hauptbahnhof gelangt, denn dort war zentral gelegen mein Hotel. Es hieß Lagare Hotel Milano, Übernachtung pro Nacht für ca. 135€ und super gelegen für Touristen! Die Zimmer & generell das Hotel sehr sauber mit einem tollen Rooftop und City-Blick, aufjedenfall weiter zu empfehlen👍.

    Als ich angelangt war und die Koffer dort abgestellt habe, wollte ich in die Innenstadt, um etwas leckeres, typisch italienisches zu essen, denn es war mitlerweile schon Abend geworden und mein Hunger wuchs und wuchs. Da bot sich die vom Hotel in 5 min gelegene U-Bahn Station "Central" an, um zum "Duomo", wie die Mailänder ihren Dom nennen, für 2,20€ das Ticket zu gelangen. Angekommen erschlug mich, im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes, das Domkomplex bei Nacht. Ein gigantischer Anblick inmitten der Stadt (s. Foto). Schnell fand ich den Weg zur Shopping-Meile und damit auch zu einer leckeren Pizzeria. Dort gab es dann Pizza Siciliana auf die gelungene Ankunft! Und natürlich noch in der Hotelbar einen Espresso Italian like ;)
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  • Day15

    Museum day in Florence

    April 22 in Italy

    Today is museum day in order to avoid the hot Weather. I arrived at Uffizi museum at 8.30am and am the first few who go in. Inside is so peace and quiet and I get to appreciate the renaissance masterpieces up closed without being pushed. To be honest, I am more into medieval art (more expressive, grande) than renaissance (portraits and body compositions). I am also not an art gallery person and could only spend 2 hours in this beautiful palace museum.

    After the Uffizi, I went to climb up the Santa Maria de Fiore cathedral tower. Although I watched the sunset from Piazza de Michaelangelo, the view on top of this 98m high tower is spectacular. The medieval streets are winding through Florence from Central station to the river Arno. Red brick rooftops like it has not been touched for centuries. The Alps mountain range is in the distance with a blue sky as the background. What a beautiful city! But I wont be back because there are far more tourists than locals. The whole town is filled with tourists, half of them are American. I feel like it doesn't have its own soul anymore.

    Lunch again is at the San Lorenzo Market. I had this beef dish that is so filling yet I don't know which part of the cow it is from!

    The temperature is heating up and the line to go into the Santa Maria church is getting ridiculously long. I visit the church museum briefly and have decided not worth queuing to go in. I gave my entry ticket to a very nice French couple and start making my way home.

    The train ticket I have for Milan is a business class - finally! I am also very pleased to leave the bustling Florence to a more civilised town.

    I have a very nice room with a small balcony facing the street. I had my little dinner with the sinful prosciutto belly, pecorino chianti cheese and a tiny bottle of Prosecco DOC.

    Yum... tomorrow is the big day.
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  • Day16

    Malta - THE day

    April 23 in Italy

    I take the 7.30am flight to Malta via Rome to meet with Jonas. Gee, the Italians flying is not better than their driving. The Rome airport is so busy that the plane has to go around in circle for 45min before it can land. The plane land at 9.10am and my next flight is 9.25am! I am so worried that I would miss the flight and I have to push business glass people away to get in front. The one in front is flying to JFK and his flight is at 9.25am too. Good luck to him as mine connecting flight is also delayed. Italian just have no concept of being on time!

    I finally get myself to Hilton and I can not check in till 3pm. Since I am already in my gym clothes, I have decided to go for a run along the port.

    First impression of Malta - Mediterranean climate. It feels like TLV but without the vibe. Yellowish brick houses, stone walls, vast sea. I have never seen such clear water so closed to a city before. There are many waterfront apartments and I am sure we can find one we like quite easily. Supermarket items are very limited and I am yet to find out where I can find fresh seafood (apparently there is a Sunday fish market down south). Vegetable choices are quite limited too. The restaurant prices are expensive at around £15 per main course. I do find a Jewish kosher restaurant that I might go for Shabbat dinner.

    I meet with Jonas at 5pm. Immediately we decide to go for a walk around the port. We talk a lot about different things: from work related to recreational, from our background to future of the company, from wine to books. My feeling is we both have a very worldly view and try to enjoy life whiles working on something we like.

    He then taken me to this very nice Japanese Asian fusion restaurant. The sashimi and sea bass is fresh even the Sydney fish market can not compare.

    A bottle of Champagne later, I know without him saying that the deal is done.

    Conclusion
    There is not much in Malta. You live here but you don't really live here.
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