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Visiting the Swiss Alps by Rail from Milan

December 10, 2014

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St Moritz

You could count me in the moment I saw the photo of the bright red train chugging along through Switzerland. On the Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan, the train ride is only part of the package – it’s so much more than a rail tour. Before stepping on the train, you first venture up north by bus, through the Lake District to the northern Italian town of Tirano, nestled amongst the Alps. From there, it’s all aboard the Bernina Express, a UNESCO world heritage route that travels through the Alps to the town of St. Moritz. Two countries and a handful of different towns all in one day? Right up my alley!

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Eating Your Way Through Milan’s Brera District

October 21, 2014

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A gourmet food tour is a great way to try some of Italy’s best food in one shot. Our walking food tour of Milan starts at a bakery in the Brera district of Milan where we have a typical Milanese breakfast foods.

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Milan and the Last Supper in One Day

May 6, 2014

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Milan is truly a unique and upcoming city. A half-day tour of Milan is the perfect way to see all the sites in a compact amount of time, and it finishes early enough to partake in Milan’s famous aperitivo or “happy hour” scene.

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Touring Milan’s Famous La Scala Opera House

October 29, 2013

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Milan's famous La Scala opera house

Milan is home to one of the world’s great opera houses, La Scala. Opera is something of an acquired taste, however, and if it doesn’t quite suit your palate – or if tickets to see a performance at La Scala are too expensive or difficult to come by – you can still enjoy a visit to the theater with a tour of its museum.

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Weird Attractions in Milan

August 20, 2013

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Floating restaurants on the canals in Milan's Navigli district

There’s nothing like getting back from a fantastic trip to Italy only to find that all your vacation stories sound just like everyone else’s. One great way to avoid that fate is to seek out the odd sights – and even a place as famous as Italy has plenty of them. Milan, for instance, has a handful of weird attractions that most people don’t even know exist – let alone take the time to experience them.

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Shopping in Milan

May 9, 2013

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Milan has always been a city of great designers – from Leonardo da Vinci who was the court artist for the Duke of Milan, to Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace, Miuccia Prada, and Dolce and Gabbana. It’s not surprising then that this is a city which has defined how we shop as much as what we buy. (It’s the only city I know where the policewomen wear highheeled shoes.)

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