MILANO – Spring 2017 – pt 2

It is amazing that, even though Milano gets over eight million visitors each year, unless you are in the immediate vicinity of the Duomo, where one regularly runs into hordes of tourists, you don’t necessarily feel as if you are in a crowded city.  I think this is partly due to the fact that the…

Advertisements

MILANO – Spring 2017 – pt 1

For this quick, two-night stay in Milano, I took an apartment close to the Porta Garibaldi Train Station.  The apartment was a split level — with living room and kitchen on the first level, while the bedroom and bathroom were on the second.  It was situated off of a courtyard, away from the main street,…

MILANO – Fall 2016 – Pt 2

My second day in Milano began like the day before — exploring streets that I hadn’t had a chance to visit on previous visits.My first stop on this wet, cloudy day was going to be the Basilica of Sant Eustorgio.  This church is a MUST SEE when in Milano.  This church is a popular destination…

MILANO – Fall 2016 – pt 1

Milano is such a large and interesting city that when I visit, I like to stay in different neighborhoods.  This allows me to explore, at my leisure, a part of the city that I might not have visited, if staying in the center of the city, near the main tourist attractions.  For this particular visit,…

ROMA – FALL 2016 – Pt 4

The Chiesa delle Sacre Stigmati di S. Francesco is located just off of Largo Argentina.  Most of the time, whenever I would pass this place, it was always closed, the gates alongside the front of the church’s porch, locked and bolted.  But, this time it was open, and so in I went.  The Chiesa di…