A July 1999 trip
to Milan by AndrewL
Quote: Milan was the first stop on my trip to Northern during the summer of 99.
One of the things I enjoyed most about Milan was that it was not as inundated with tourists as the some of the major tourist cities such Venice and Florence.
One of the top attractions in Milan would be the Duomo. It is one of the largest cathedrals in Italy.
The other top attraction would be De Vinci’s Last Supper at Santa Maria della Grazie.
Also worth seeing is the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele located near the Doumo. It is effectively a very old and grand shopping mall, but it is impressive to look at and has a number of great shops and restaurants.
The subway system called the Metropoitana was very easy to get around on. It stopped close by all of the major attractions. One thing to note some of the stops only had automated machine and no ticket booths, so make sure you have change with you.
The area the hotel was located in was a bit away from the main attractions it was just a flew blocks from the metro stop and a quick five minute cab ride to the train station. The neighborhood was quiet and there were a number of good restaurants close by.
If you are looking for a good place to stay at a good price a would recommend giving the hotel a try. The room price included breakfast each day, which included ham, bread, cheese, and juice.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 3, 2001
Piazza Aspromonte 12-14
Though I have no complaints about my stay here at the same time there was nothing that was that memorable either. It was your typical high-end business hotel that you would find in any major city in the world. The rooms were large and comfortable, but they did not have a particular charm about them as have many of the other hotels in Italy where I have stayed.
Though the hotel's location was convenient for me on this trip it is not particularly convenient to most of the top tourist spots. It is, however, just a few blocks away from the Metro, which can get to most of the top spots in a few minutes.
The hotel bar is supposed to be one of the current local hot spots. I did not have the opportunity to check it out for myself, but based on the traffic passing through the lobby it did appear to be a happening spot.
I probably would not stay here again and would not recommend it if you are on vacation. It may, however, be a good choice if you are traveling to Milan on business in the immediate area of the hotel.
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on October 19, 2002
Sheraton Diana Majestic Hotel
VIALE PIAVE 42
The atmosphere was perfect for enjoying a great meal. The restaurant featured outdoor patio seating, as did most of in area. The Latin quarter was a very lively part of down and the outdoor seating was great for watching the comings and goings about.
In the latin Quarter
We ate here twice during our most recent stop in Milan. Both times everything we had was great. We tried the salads, pizza, anti pasta buffet, and the grilled calimari and we were not disapointed with any of it.
The service was very good. The waiters were all very friendly and spoke English. The menu is also available in English.
Though not the best we food we have experienced in Milan this is a good safe bet if you are in the area. You know the food and service will be good and the prices affordable.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 19, 2002
ROSY E GABRIELE
Via Sirtori 26
Attraction | "The Old Fashion Café"
We had a great time when we visited. The music was a combination of American hip-hop/dance music and Euro/Techno music. The dance floor was outside in a garden like setting. It had a very elegant look and feel to it.
Both he staff and the crowd at the club were very friendly. I would recommend this as a great place to go in Milan.
The only problem was after we left the club we had quite a difficult time getting a cab since the club is away from a main street.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 3, 2001
Vile Alemagna, 6
Milan, Italy 20121
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