5 Reasons to visit the town of Monza

Only 10 minutes by train from Milan and on the way to Lake Como, Monza is a great escape from the big city and has a fantastic green space to boot. And it’s completely walkable. Walk from the train station, through the historic center, to the park, and back to the train station. (Note: this…

Posted by on Oct 12, 2009 in Milan | No Comments

Milan hidden gems: 15 recommendations

Milan hidden gems: 15 recommendations

When I lived in Milan, I could always count on my friend Maria to know where the local hotspots were. Maria has now lived in Milan for 15 years, and is always knows the best places to hang out, eat, drink, and shop.  So, Maria’s advice:   Milan hidden gems Hidden Gem #1: Gelato At Chocolat,…

Posted by on Apr 28, 2009 in Milan | One Comment

Two Days in Milan

Having lived in Milan (via San Maurilio) about 4 years, I have many ideas on what to do in Milan. If this city were transplanted in North America, I’d say it’s a city so rich with culture and with so much to do that one could spend weeks there. However, in Italy it has a…

Posted by on Oct 16, 2008 in Milan | No Comments

Pavia

The small university town of Pavia is just a 25-minute train ride south of Milan, and is a great daytrip.  Check out these suggestions for more great short trips from Milan. The town itself has a castle, some gorgeous churches, and a famous university: Christopher Columbus was a graduate. It also has a rich and long…

Posted by on Sep 26, 2008 in Milan | No Comments