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Visiting Parma from Milan

September 9, 2014

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Take a day trip from Milan to Parma

A visit to Milan satisfies some important cravings – particularly if they include ogling one of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings, peering at a city from the roof of a cathedral, and shopping your heart out. But if you’re craving some quintessentially Italian foods, you might want to make a day trip to Parma.

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[CONTEST] Win a Milan Half-day Sightseeing Tour with da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ for 2!

July 7, 2014

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This month, one lucky traveler will win 2 tickets to the Ultimate Rome Experience! Read on to find out more…

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With a 15-Minute Time Limit, It’s Still Worth Seeing “The Last Supper”

April 29, 2014

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Santa Maria delle Grazie church, where "The Last Supper" is located

One of the main things on nearly every must-see list for visitors to Milan is Leonardo da Vinci’s famous fresco, “The Last Supper.” What many don’t realize before they get to Milan, however, is that the painting can be tough to see if you’re not planning ahead. It’s only possible to see the fragile fresco for 15 minutes before your timed entry is up and you’re ushered out, so tickets are booked up well in advance. With a 15-minute time limit, however, it’s still completely worth it to see “The Last Supper.”

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Learning to Cook in Milan

April 22, 2014

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A truly special experience is when you get to know and spend time with someone that originates from where you are visiting. That’s just what I got during my Italian cooking class in Milan. Chef Clara Raimondi opens up her adorable Milanese apartment with a sincere, warm welcome to anyone who is willing to put in a bit of work, make some new friends, and learn how to cook some true Italian food!

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Milan in Autumn

October 1, 2013

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Milan's Duomo Square.

In the autumn, when Milan is coming out of its summer holidays, it’s one of the best times to visit the city. Even if your itinerary only includes a day or two in the city on your way in or out of Italy, it’s worth looking into what’s going on when you’re in town to see if there’s a reason to extend your autumn visit.

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What Not to Do in Milan

September 17, 2013

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Don't miss seeing The Last Supper in Milan - don't settle for a facsimile like this.

There are plenty of places to find suggestions on what to do in Milan. Sometimes, however, what you need to hear about are the things you should not do in a city. Here, then, is what not to do in Milan.

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Lake Garda

July 23, 2013

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Malcesine on Lake Garda

Nevermind that there’s another lake in Italy with the name “Maggiore” – Lake Garda is the country’s biggest lake. In fact, Lake Garda is actually in three different Italian regions – Veneto, Trentin-Alto Adige, and Lombardy – and the lake has different characteristics depending on where you are.

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Fiera di Senigallia

July 9, 2013

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Senigallia Flea Market in Milan's Navigli

Browsing through the tables at an Italian flea market can be an entertaining way to spend a day – and it’s a great thing to do if you’re looking for unique souvenirs. In Milan, the only real flea market is the Fiera di Senigallia (Senigallia Fair), which happens every Saturday year-round.

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Biking in Milan

July 2, 2013

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Bike sharing in Milan

Milan is a city that is compact and flat, and therefore easy to explore on foot – but when the weather is nice and you’d like to move a little faster to get around, why not hop on a bike to see the city? Luckily, there are easy ways to get ahold of your own two wheels to go biking in Milan.

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Hiking Around Lake Como

June 11, 2013

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Hills over Lake Como

Visitors have been flocking to the gorgeous Lake Como in northern Italy for years, and not just for the boutique shopping, picturesque villas, and romantic boat rides. There are some fantastic hikes in the hills and mountains surrounding the lake, too.

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