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Last Day in Milan

Last Day in Milan

Aside from the church of skulls, the only place on our itinerary that we did not manage to see was the Basilica di Sant Ambrogio which was founded in the 4th century, so I’m sure it’ll hang on a bit longer until my next visit. We did however manage to get...
Another day in Milan

Another day in Milan

We did not set the clock – we are on vacation after all – and this morning we woke up very late. I have noticed that we have a tendency to do this by about day three or four of our mini city vacations which involve lots of walking, because we are...
Milan; religious art and food shopping

Milan; religious art and food shopping

This morning we had reserved timed entry tickets for 1030 at the Pinoteca di Brera art gallery https://pinacotecabrera.org/en/. A recommended breakfast spot which was advertised as being two blocks away, seemed a good idea until we realized that it was more like eight...
Day One in Milan

Day One in Milan

We arrived in Milan around lunchtime and as a friend had told us to eat at Biffi in the Galleria, http://biffigalleria.it/en/the-biffi we obediently did just that. The restaurant was opened in 1852 by Paolo Biffi and moved to its present location in the Galleria when...
Two Duomos and a Certosa

Two Duomos and a Certosa

I took the bus from Cadenabbia to visit the Duomo in Como without having any clear idea of where to get off. In the end it wasn’t that complicated; Como is located on the southern end of Lake Como and as I could see the dome as we drove into town from the...
Lake Como – 1929 and 2019

Lake Como – 1929 and 2019

  Some years ago when I was living in California, I went to a flea market one weekend with a friend who is a collector of all things vintage. (She has a good eye, she once found a genuine Chanel jacket in a charity shop in a dusty Central California town for about...