Tag Archives: Italy

Evening Tour of the Duomo Roof

August 11, 2015

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Milan

Milan’s cathedral is one of its most recognizable buildings. All spires and white marble, it’s one of the world’s largest churches, and it’s particularly impressive when it’s lit up at night. Which is why taking an evening tour of the Duomo is a great idea.

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Milan Expo Transportation

May 4, 2015

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Milan Expo 2015 grounds

The Milan Expo isn’t right in the historic center of the city – there would be no room for such a thing there. It is, however, extremely easy to reach via public transportation.

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How to Get Tickets to the Milan Expo

May 1, 2015

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Milan Expo grounds, including Lake Arena

Milan has been abuzz with the preparations for Expo 2015 for years, and now that the event has officially kicked off the city is even more appealing to travelers. Even if you hadn’t planned on going to Italy this year, perhaps hearing all about the Expo has you looking up Milan airfare – and if that’s the case, the next thing you’ll need to know is how to get tickets to the Expo.

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How to Spend Three Days in Milan

April 14, 2015

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Milan's photogenic Duomo

Since Milan is home to Italy’s second-busiest airport, it’s often the beginning or end of a trip through Italy. It’s not often a place people spend more than a day or so, however, eager as they are to move on to places like Venice and Rome. There’s much to see and do in this city, however, so if you set aside the time to explore here’s what you can do with three days in Milan.

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How to Spend One Day in Milan

April 2, 2015

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Milan's gorgeous Duomo, the heart of the historic center

Milan has long been the kind of city business travelers visit regularly and leisure travelers visit only because they’re flying in or out of the city’s big airport. But even if you’re not planning to spend a long vacation in the Lombardy capital, there’s actually quite a bit that you can accomplish in one well-organized day. In other words, even if you’re just using it as the starting or ending point for your trip, here’s what you need to know in order to spend one day in Milan seeing the city’s major sights.

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Day Trip from Milan to Turin

March 18, 2015

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View of Turin, Mole Antonelliana in the foreground

Milan is a big city with enough to keep most visitors entertained for a few days, but if you’re spending more time in the city and you’d like to see another popular northern city on a day trip, then hop on a train and head for Turin.

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Lake Maggiore’s Borromean Islands

March 3, 2015

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Isola Bella in Lake Maggiore

As if Lake Maggiore in northern Italy wasn’t beautiful and intriguing enough, there is a small archipelago of islands in the western part of the lake that’s especially worth visiting – the Borromean Islands.

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Exploring the Quadrilatero on a Milan Fashion Tour

February 17, 2015

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Milan Fashion

Whenever I tell people that I live in Italy, I’m met with oohs and ahhs and, “Italians are so fashionable!” My reality is that I live in a tiny town where I’m often transported back to the ‘80s. Perhaps it is a good thing, because it squashes my urge to shop. Until I hop the train to Milan, that is. Stepping off the metro at Via Montenapoleone is like walking in to runway fashion show. Elegant European women strut down the avenue in couture, Dior handbags dangling off their slender arms. It can be a little daunting, but with the help of an expert local guide on a Milan Fashion Tour, you’ll have the confidence to shop until you drop.

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Monza’s Racing History

February 3, 2015

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Racing Monza

One of the most popular Italian sports is motor racing, thanks in large part to the dominance of home-grown Ferrari over the years. Formula One is one of the best-loved series, and the home of the annual Formula One Italian Grand Prix is in Monza, just outside Milan.

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Milan from Above: Hot Air Balloon Tour

January 13, 2015

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Lombardy countryside from above

One of the best ways to get your bearings in a place is to get up high – really high. Looking down over a city gives you a chance to see how one monument relates to another in space, not to mention the ability to see what might lie in the distance beyond the city limits. In Milan, you can climb to the top of the Duomo for a look around, but to get an even better view you’ve got to take to the skies – with, for instance, a hot air balloon flight.

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