Milan

Milano Centrale railway station

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Milano Centrale is the main railway station of the city of Milan, Italy, and is the largest railway station in Europe by volume. The station is a terminus and located at the northern end of central Milan. It was officially inaugurated in 1931 to replace the old central station (built 1864), which was a transit station but with a limited number of tracks and space, so could not handle the increased traffic caused by the opening of the Simplon tunnel in 1906. It was back in Summer 2003, when I…


Restaurant 'Vero Cinese' Milan (via Boscovich)

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Restaurant 'Vero Cinese'  is located on Boscovich street in Milan, Italy. This place serves Chinese cuisine.  We had a chance to dine here in November 2019, during our few day trip to Italy, with stop in Milano.  I find it always interesting browsing through the travel photos and finding these places on map. It wasn't hard to map Ristorante Vero Cinese. Restaurant 'Vero Cinese' Milan (via Boscovich) We were traveling with our toddler baby girl, so we ordered something toddler friendly.…


Hotel Berna Milan

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Hotel Berna is a 4-star hotel,  located 200 m from Milan Central Train Station and Metro.  Free tea, coffee and snacks are available all day. All rooms are soundproofed and include air conditioning, free WiFi and a satellite LCD TV.  We booked here a stay back in November 2019 for a couple of days and paid about $200 for our stay here (don't remember anymore,  was it one night or two nights).  The hotel indeed is centrally located, we decided to come here from another hotel in Milan, see …


Buenos Aires (Milan Shopping Street)

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Corso Buenos Aires is a major street in north-eastern Milan, Italy. With over 350 shops and outlets, it features the highest concentration of clothing stores in Europe. The architecture of the area is mostly late 19th- and 20th-century style; the street and its surroundings are pointed with several neo-classical and art nouveau buildings. I had a chance to visit Corso Buenos Aires back at the end of 2019, during our about a week-long trip to Italy Corso Buenos Aires Corso Buenos Aires is…


Hotel 'San Francisco' Milan

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Hotel San Francisco is a 5-minute walk from the Politecnico di Milano University. Rooms offer free Wi-Fi and a TV. Loreto Metro Station is just 300 m away. We booked this hotel for a one night stay during our trip to Italy, Switzerland back in November 2019. The price we paid was not very high (some $60 or $80 per night) The hotel is pretty much centrally located, as we arrived here wit a rental car we parked in on the nearby street and were paying about EUR 3 per day (they charged parking…


Top 16 Best Luxury 5-star SPA hotels in Milan city center

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Milan is the world' s fashion capital, so there is no surprise seeing high-end hotels located in the city center. I've been once in Milan, back then we chose to stay at a hotel close to the Milan-Malpensa airport and chose Holiday Inn Express Milan-Malpensa Airport Hotel (Case Nuove, Italy),  as we traveled from Milan to Venice then Florence and back to Milan. For a complete travel route, please see ​My Italy Travel Guide. For a luxury stay in the Milan city center, you should be willing to…


A Little Bit From Italian Riviera (Somewhere Around Genoa)

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Just shortly we landed at Milan/Malpensa airport and stayed at lovely Holiday Inn Express hotel, in the next morning we started to head to Genoa. Unfortunately I did not paid much attention to all the small town lets located next to the sea, and know by writting these lines I wonder what names does actually these lovely places bear.  The fun fact - we stopped in Genoa for just 5 minutes (and we even didn't know back then that we are actually in Genoa. But hey we got some amazing pictures here…


Holiday Inn Express Milan-Malpensa Airport Hotel (Case Nuove, Italy)

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We stayed overnight at Holiday Inn Express Milan-Malpensa Airport hotel just shortly we landed at the airport and took our rental car from FireFly. It turned out that FireFly office was just some 200 meters from this hotel, so we didn't had much driving for the first day from during our seven day trip in Italy. OK, we drove to the nearby town of Ferno to have a Italian style supper at Osteria San Martino. If you are traveling by car  - I highly recommend to choose hotels near airports - you…


Milan–Malpensa Airport

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Milan - Malpensa is one of the major airports serving city of Milan in Italy. Just to mention, there is another airport serving city of Milano- Bergamo.  Milan–Malpensa Airport, formerly City of Busto Arsizio Airport, is the largest airport for the Milan metropolitan area in northern Italy. It serves 15 million inhabitants in Lombardy, Piedmont and Liguria. The airport is located 49 kilometres  northwest of central Milan, next to the Ticino river, which is a border between Lombardy and…