Thursday, 24 September 2015

TRAVELLING EUROPE / MILAN EDITION

MILAN

The Duomo / Piazza Del Duomo / Milan
After obsessing over my time in Florence it was time to continue our adventure on to Milan.
On arrival in Milan's central station we took a tube to the area in which our Airbnb was closest to.. little did we know we would be walking with our heavy rucksacks on our backs for almost 2 hours, we may have got a little lost..

When finding our Airbnb apartment we were greeted by the owner and we were pleasantly surprised, his place was beautiful and very, very spacious. Not to mention the Juliet balcony..
We dropped off our things, had a quick freshen up and then it was time to explore Milan!
We caught a short 15 minute bus ride into the city centre and certain aspects of it immediately reminded me of London, it's very commercial but also has traditional Italian beauty at the same time.
On our day of arrival we didn't have too much time to explore, so we went to the main square in Milan; Piazza Del Duomo and also had a nice dinner in the square. 

The following morning we decided to have an early start and head in to the city to explore as much as we could, we also purchased tickets to allow us access to visit inside The duomo and also climb on to the top of the roof to get a full city view, and believe me it was amazing. I'd recommend to anyone visiting Milan to get a ticket to allow access on to the roof, the architectural detail is breath-taking and not to mention the view.




All photos taken from the roof of the Duomo rooftop

As you can see from my photographs the views are unbelievable, and the spiked shards on the roof of the Duomo are architectural heaven.

Later on that day we visited Parco Sempione / A famous park situated in the heart of Milan, not far from the city. A chance to escape the hustle & bustle of the centre of Milan, it was beautiful and nice to sit back and relax in the scorching Milan sunshine.

 Arc de Triopmhe / Parco Sempione / Milan

View of the Arc de Triopmhe from across the lake

After a beautiful afternoon spent in the Park we took one last visit  to the main square of Milan (Piazza Del Duomo) to take it all in before catching a train to Lake Como the following morning.

Piazza Del Duomo


SO, the next morning consisted of a quick train journey to Lake Como for a day trip, the most beautiful place in Italy in my opinion. We spent the day hopping on and off boats exploring the different islands surrounding The Lake and taking a look round Como itself, the next few photographs consist of me sitting on swings with a picture perfect view and photos across the beautiful Lake Como.







My time in Milan was a phenomenal three days and one of my favourite places to visit on my interrail journey.
Lake Como is a special place and the perfect place for a relaxing holiday, I cannot wait to go back and can imagine myself spending weeks and weeks at a time over there (and never wanting to come home).

Thankyou for reading!

Thursday, 3 September 2015

TRAVELLING EUROPE / FLORENCE EDITION

FLORENCE

After our time in Rome it was time to continue or interrail journey, the next stop was Florence, Italy.
The train took around 3 hours so it went by pretty quick.
When arriving in Florence, the beauty of the city immediately hits you, and in my opinion it holds that 'stereotypical Italian' aesthetic. Narrow cobbled streets with independent shops, cafes and traditional Italian restaurants fill the city.

We arrived at our beautiful Airbnb apartment, with high ceilings painted beautifully and the view from our high windows of the Florence Duomo (Florence Cathedral), we knew we was in the perfect spot! Just one minute walk away from Duomo Square (Piazza Del Duomo), a vibrant area which attracts A LOT of tourists.

After dropping our stuff we immediately headed back to the train station to catch the next train to Pisa, to see the Leaning Tower.



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