Milano – Day 2

On Day 2 in Milano, I left the apartment with a destination in mind.  I was going to walk from where I was staying, to Piazza Scala, the square facing the world famous theater, La Scala, and then I was going to visit the Gallerie d’Italia, an art museum whose entrance is on the square,…

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Milano – Day 1 – Part 2

Needless to say, I wandered around the cemetery for hours. The monument, titled “The Kiss,” is one of the most famous in the cemetery. The Campari Family’s tomb is nothing less than a life-size version of the Last Supper.  It is incredible to see! I spent a total of five and a half hours in…

Milano – Day 1 – Part 1

My feelings about Milano have changed greatly over the course of time.  The first time that I visited this Italian city, I didn’t like it very much.  But, being one of only a handful of cities in Italy that has direct flights linking it to New York, I ended up returning, more than once.  And…

MONZA – DAY 3 – PART 2

Not far from the Portineria di Vedano is the site of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, which is where the Italian Grand Prix takes place every year.  This has been going on since 1950, and apparently, when the track is open, the city is full of tourists.  I was not there on a race day, so…

MONZA – DAY 3 – PART 1

Even with all of the wonderful museums I had occupied my first two days in Monza, the city’s real crown jewel happens to be its famous park.  To say that the Park of Monza is large is an understatement!  It is HUGE, spanning 688 hectares.  Knowing this, I planned on giving myself most of the…

MONZA – DAY 2

My second day in Monza was a Sunday, and knowing that most museums and galleries in Italia tend to be closed on Monday, I was going to try and get into what I considered to be the most important ones today.  My first stop was the Arengario di Monza. This is basically an empty space…