Milan Journals

One Day in Milan

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A travel journal to Milan by airynfaerie

Milan Cathedral (Duomo) Photo, Milan, Italy More Photos
Quote: My last trip to Milan was a quick one - just one full day and night. Plus it was at the end of a long trip, so what to do? Here's how I spend a lovely evening in the city.

Hotel Montebianco

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Hotel | "Unexpected Hotel Change"

Hotel Montebianco Photo, Milan, Italy
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During my last stay in Milan, I was only spending a full day and night as it was close to the end of our trip and close to the airport. I originally had booked the night at King Hotel near downtown Milan because it was close to the Cadorna train station (the train station which has the express line to Malpensa airport), and had pretty good reviews.As soon as we arrived at reception, we were told that there were issues with the rooms (not sure what the exact issues were) but that we were given rooms at another partner hotel, the Montebianco, which was about 15 min away. I wasn't exactly happy about this, but since we were only here one night I wasn't going to put up a fight about it. We wer...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 31, 2011

Hotel Montebianco
VIA MONTEROSA 90
Milan, Italy 20149
39-2-4801-2130

Obika Mozzarella Bar

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Restaurant | "Great View, Great Mozzarella"

Obika Mozzarella Bar Photo, Milan, Italy
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After a lovely evening visit to the Milano Duomo and its rooftop. We walked next door to the La Rinascente department store - where the top floor is a large food hub of various cafes and restaurants.I'd enjoyed an aperitivo at a bar there before, and this time went for a dinner during sunset. After checking out the menus of a few places, we chose one of the favorites - Obika' Mozzarella Bar.I've tried the Obika' in Rome before and really loved the concept of the menu - here was no different. First of all, you can choose to sit inside or outside on the rooftop terrace (which we did). Most people were outside during this evening as the weather was lovely and the evening sunset co...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 31, 2011

Obika Mozzarella Bar
Via Mercato - angolo Via Fiori Chiari
Milan, Lombardy
+39 02 86450568

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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Attraction | "World's First Indoor Shopping Mall"

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II Photo, Milan, Italy
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One of Milan's most famous buildings is that of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Hailed as one of the world's first shopping malls, this structure is a must-see for shopper, architects, and history buffs alike. Noted by it's glass ceiling and arched entry ways, one glance into this hall of shops, makes you feel like you've stepped back in time to a more glamorous and prestigious shopping experience.Located just off Milan's main plaza, Piazza Duomo, the Galleria, is an easy stop during a visit to this bustling city. Designedby Giuseppe Mengoni in 1861, and finished in 1877, this shopping center is sandwiched in between two of the city's other famous architectural wonders...the gothic cath...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 28, 2009

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Piazza Del Duomo
Milan, Italy 20121

Milan Cathedral (Duomo)

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Attraction | "Milan's Gothic Masterpiece"

Milan Cathedral (Duomo) Photo, Milan, Italy
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Undoubtedly, Milan's most well-known building is the Cathedral, or Duomo, which is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. Located in the center of the city in the Piazza del Duomo, this massive church is rich with ornate details and a popular site for tourists. Known for it's lengthy completion process, lasting over 500 years, this cathedral was began in 1386 and fits over 40,000 occupants inside. A free visit inside the church, this makes the visit even that much more appealing, as do the long hours that it remains open (daily 7am-7pm). Definitely a must-see for any visitor to Milan, this is probably most tourists very first stop, and the piazza is one of the central stops for the cit...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 28, 2009

Milan Cathedral (Duomo)
Piazza Del Duomo
Milan, Lombardy
02-864-63456

Milan Cathedral (Duomo)

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Attraction | "A Visit to the Rooftop in Milan"

Milan Cathedral (Duomo) Photo, Milan, Italy
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Although I'd been to Milan a couple times before my last trip, I'd never really explored the Cathedral - nor gone to its magnificent rooftop. So this past time, I made it my first stop.For only €6 one can walk to the top of this amazing gothic building (or for €10 you can ride the elevator up if you're legs are too tired from walking around the city). Either way you get there - you'll be glad you did. It's quite breath-taking the view you'll get over the city. But even more impressive than the view is the actual architecture and design up close and personal.Enter through the left side of the Duomo (if you're looking at the front doors). Definitely take a stop inside the church ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 31, 2011

Milan Cathedral (Duomo)
Piazza Del Duomo
Milan, Lombardy
02-864-63456