Milan Journals

Milano, San Siro, il Boss

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A travel journal to Milan by Praskipark

My ticket to see the Boss Photo, Milan, Italy More Photos
Quote: The day we went to see Bruce Springsteen at San Siro Stadium, Milan. Attractions we visited in the morning, a pizza and a beer, then the finale, the Boss live.

La Nuova Tavernetta

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Restaurant | "Last meal before Boss time"

La Nuova Tavernetta Photo, Milan, Italy
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Walking up the steps from the exit at Lotto Metro Station in Milan, we noticed lots of Bruce Springsteen fans milling around. There was a stall set out at the top of the steps selling T shirts with the star’s face on so we knew we had come out at the right exit. The excitement was growing minute by minute but before we trundled off to look at the mighty football stadium of San Siro we decided to look around for a bite to eat. It was about three o’clock and we hadn’t eaten since breakfast and knew that the meal we were about to eat would be the last of the day. We were in the correct place, Italy, with pizza and pasta being on all menus, filling and delicious.After a 10 minute walk around, ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 25, 2013

La Nuova Tavernetta
Via F. Albani, 41
Milan
02 4814047

The Greatest Day of my Life

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Photo of Milan, Italy
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Fed and watered we made our way to San Siro football stadium, the cathedral of Italian football and home of Inter and AC Milan. The stadium’s real name is Stadio Giuseppe Meazza but I always know it as San Siro. We had looked at our map of Milan and decided to walk to the stadium from the Lotto Metro. We reckoned it would take about 30 minutes. We could see a trail of other people walking, all wearing T shirts with the Boss emblazoned on the front, some wore US bandanas and flags wrapped around their waists bearing the colours of Italy and USA. The atmosphere was alive and there was a real buzz out on the street. Before we reached the stadium I wanted to look out for Leonardo Da Vinci’s bronze horse s...Read More

Parco Sempione

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Attraction | "A much needed respite from city sightseeing "

Parco Sempione Photo, Milan, Italy
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The leafy expanses of Parco Sempione looked welcoming after our long tour of the Castello Sforzesco. Crossing over the stone bridge we were greeted by the frontal views of two monumental mermaids, once we reached the bridge exit we were invited to look at their two plump, cheeky bottoms. I thought this was a novel idea on the part of the man who designed the bridge and also reminded me of home. The mermaid who rose from the River Vistula in Warsaw is a symbol of the city. It was good to be in the shade as the day was hot, humid and filled with fluffy clouds. We had an hour or two to go before we would head off for San Siro to find something to eat; I was getting more and more nervous abou...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 24, 2013

Parco Sempione
Piazza Sempione
Milan 20121
02 7740 4343

Navigli District

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Attraction | "Leonardo wouldn't be happy about the graffiti"

Navigli District Photo, Milan, Italy
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The third day in Milan was the big one, the main purpose of our visit; we were off to San Siro Football Stadium to see Bruce Springsteen, my hero. I had butterflies in my tummy when I woke up and my head was in a real spin. We knew he wouldn’t be coming on stage until 8pm but we had decided the day before that we would make our way to San Siro around 4pm. In the meantime we wanted to see as many sights as we could to fill in the rest of the day so first on the list was the Navigli, a picturesque area, south of the Duomo, alongside the canal.Now, the canals aren’t as pretty as Venice but in a way the Navigli area has its own run down charm, with its pastel buildings, flowered wrought iron t...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 13, 2013

Navigli District
South Of Corso Porta Ticinese
Milan, Lombardy

Castello Sforzesco

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Attraction | "One hell of a fortified palace"

Castello Sforzesco Photo, Milan, Italy
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After we had finished viewing the Navigli in Milan we realised that we were both getting a bit peckish yet it was too early to eat or to go to San Siro. We wanted to eat before entering the stadium at 4pm, we had two hours to kill so looking at a map of the city, I decided to take the Metro Line 1 to Cairoli, get off and go and have a look at the Castello Sforzesco.From the opposite side of the road the castle looked a hell of a size, I was worried that it would take more than 2 hours to see everything. There was a lot of hustle and bustle going on outside the entrance to the castle. This was because of the Tort de’spus, a beautiful fountain shaped like a wedding cake. It is meant to be o...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 18, 2013

Castello Sforzesco
Piazza Castello
Milan, Italy 20121