“Best of Milan + Last Supper” tour
Tiemout.com – 20 Great Things to do in Milan (with my comments)
Bob Dylan concert
Churches & Palaces
Museums & selected artwork
Destination: Milan – Italy
Time: arrive @ Hotel; Friday around 14:00 – November 01, leave Monday from Hotel around 1030
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
Continue reading “Milan travel – 2013 (update)”
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
walking around: 5/5
Hotel: 4/5 (mainly because of location, otherwise.. lower)
Some more pictures:
Since travel is one of my fav activities, it’s only reasonable to publish my “Travel Map” (Cities I’ve visited):
I know that for some people this might not be the right way towards more happiness, but for most of us…. it is.
Here is a quote from a great book (see books section):
Want to buy happiness? Then spend you hard-earned cash on experiences. Go out for a meal. Go to a concert, movie, or the theater. Go on vacation. Go and learn how to pole dance. Go play paintball. Go bungee jumping. In fact, get involved in anything that provides an opportunity to do things with others, and tell even more people about it afterward. When it comes to happiness, remember, it is experiences that represent really good value for the money.
Richard Wiseman – 59 Seconds Think a Little, Change a Lot
Richard Wiseman base all his advice on (usually numerous) studies..
My favorite experiences are travel, concerts & visiting great museums/buildings (all easily combined).
This Habit has many spin-off habits involving: Journaling, systematic reflection & review time, Simple living, and more…. I will come back to all of them on later posts.
Let’s enjoy one of George Carlin’s best…. STUFF:
Museum – Gallerie dell’Accademia
Architecture / Palaces
Destination: Venice – Italy
Time: arrive @ Hotel Thursday around 14:30 – April 19, leave Sunday from Hotel around 1230
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
~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
0900 – Rise & shine, juice, coffee
0930 – Breakfast @ Hotel
1000 – walk around
1230 – Leaving from Hotel
Google map -> Venice 2012
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