Milan travel – 2013 (update)

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  1. Hard Edges
  2. Plan
  3. Google maps
  4. “Best of Milan + Last Supper” tour
  5. Tiemout.com – 20 Great Things to do in Milan (with my comments)
  6. Bob Dylan concert
  7. Churches & Palaces
  8. Museums & selected artwork

Hard Edges:

  • Destination: Milan – Italy
  • Time: arrive @ Hotel; Friday around 14:00 – November 01, leave Monday from Hotel around 1030
  • Hotel: = Hotel XXII Marzo
  • Main focus: Walking around, Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, Bob Dylan concert, Football match, Brera Art Gallery, Sforza Castle, food & wine, +++
  • Social circumstances: Group of ~7 people traveling together.
  • Guide & Tours: Dark Rome tours

Plan:

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Venice 2012 – Summary

My planning article -> Venice 2012 planning

The trip went very much according to the plan.. except the lunch places & Scuola Grande di San Rocco was closed when we were in the neighborhood.

In short: Great city, but my Italian heart is in Tuscany (and Rome). I will probably not return.. all my upcoming trips to Italy will probably focus on Tuscany.

My 5 Highlights (random order):

  • Walking around in the city
  • St. Mark’s museum – the  Bronze Horses & View of the Piazza
  • Frari church – Titian: The Assumption of the Virgin
  • San Zaccaria church – Bellini: Madonna Enthroned with Child and Saints” (altarpiece)
  • Gallerie dell’Accademia – Veronese: The Feast in the House of Levi

My ratings:

  • Fun: 4/5
  • Art: 4/5
  • Music: –
  • walking around: 5/5
  • Hotel: 4/5 (mainly because of location, otherwise.. lower)
  • overall   4
Some more pictures:

Venice – 2012

  1. Hard Edges
  2. Plan
  3. Museum – Gallerie dell’Accademia
  4. Churches
  5. Architecture / Palaces

 

Hard Edges:

  • Destination: Venice – Italy
  • Time: arrive @ Hotel Thursday around 14:30 – April 19, leave Sunday from Hotel around 1230
  • Hotel: = Splendid Venice
  • Main focus: Walking around, St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace, Rialto Bridge, Accademia, Frari Church.. great fun, great food  & wine.
  • Social circumstances: Group of ~30 people traveling together.
  • Guide & Tours: Walks of Italy

 

Plan:

Thursday:
~1430 – @ Splendid Venice Hotel
~1500 – Welcome to Venice mini tour by myself (Rialto Bridge & St. Mark’s Square)
~1600 – Snack & wine @ Gran Caffè Quadri – St. Mark’s Square
Menu -> Gran Caffe Quadri menu
~1700 – Church of San Zaccaria
~1930 – Dinner @ Restaurant Terrazza Danieli

Friday:
0800 – Rise & shine, juice, coffee
0900 – Breakfast @ Hotel
1000 – “Venice City Stroll – Famous Canals, Bridges & Palaces”
~1300 – Frari Church
~1400 – lunch @ Venice Restaurant Impronta Cafe
~1500 – Scuola Grande di San Rocco
1930 – Dinner @  Le Maschere (Hotel Resturant)

Saturday:
0800 – Rise & shine, juice, coffee
0900 – Breakfast @ Hotel
1000 – “Legendary Venice – St. Mark’s Basilica & The Doge’s Palace
~1300 – drinks @ Caffè Florian – St. Mark’s Square
~1400 – Lunch @ Pizzeria Accademia
~1500 – Accademia Museum
1930 – Dinner @ Ristorante Ai Due Vescovi  

Sunday:
0900 – Rise & shine, juice, coffee
0930 –  Breakfast @ Hotel
1000 – walk around
1230 – Leaving from Hotel

Google map -> Venice 2012

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