Here comes the second half of our Spring Vacation!
So we have now been to Paris, Nice and some other places. It’s yet the end of our journey tho! This time, we will be going to Italy, walk around Milan, Florence and some other places just like we did in France. So if you are all set, fasten your seatbelt and here we go!
Similar to France, April is one of the best months to visit Italy. A lovely time when spring blossoms in full force bringing pleasant temperatures and fragrant air which best explain an old Italian saying –
“Aprile, dolce dormie”
Train can be one of the ways to get to Milan from Paris if you have the Eurail or Interrail Pass, if that’s not the case, simply take a flight and it wouldn’t be expensive, speaking from both London and Paris – and it’s almost as fast as traveling to other cities from Guildford!
HERE WE GOOOO
So, a visit to the Duomo is said to be a must-do thing and is a humbling experience as you admire the sheer enormity of scale and ambition!
Apart from those stunning facts, the church actually has a shocking number of statues and gargoyles – 3400 statues and exceeding 700 marble figures standing all over the church… Moreover, the roof is accessible! Do remember to get up there to overlook Milan from the top!
who was skinned alive for preaching the gospel… so this statue is inside the cathedral. The book he is holding was draped in his skin
Want to see Da Vinci’s Last Supper? Please do not forget to buy yourself a ticket in advance plus to make a reservation (it’s at Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie). Slots will open few months in advance where you can find details on their website, and in fact, slot runs out very quickly and it’s indeed very popular!
Lago di Como (Lake Como)
So here’s another place not to miss, well-known for its astonishing lake view and mountain landscape. (ok just not the time we go lol)
So there was not really much that I did there but Milan is definitely worth spending some time to explore, plus, if the weather allows Lake Como will be a great place to visit just like those villages around Nice. Speaking of Villages, we will be heading to La Spezia, and walk around Cinque Terre in our next blogpost 😉