Milan - part I September 15th 2007 We arrived in Milan and headed for the Marriott Hotel. Part of my Marriott Travel Point Trollop (an unofficial PG version of my title) privileges is a welcome gift, usually I choose the extra points, but in Italy I couldn’t pass up the Stinky Cheese and Tuscan wine. Quite a nice spread.
Off to the Duomo in the center of town, we attempted to navigate the Milan Metro. Where are we? How do ... read more
Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Milan Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
We're a motley crew of 7, going to Italy for 24 days. We'll be traveling from Milan to Rome, and passing through Varenna, Verona, Dolomites, Venice, Florence, Cinque Terre, Pisa, Tuscany and Umbria on our way. We expect to eat, drink, walk and talk our way over a thousand miles. We will use this site to document our experiences, the good, the bad and the ugly. Like any spaghetti-western, we anticipate high drama, humor and a happy ending. We're Garry, Terry, Marge, Marie, Mike, Laura and Chas, or as we'll be known throughout Italy as... TavoloPerSette (table for seven). Seven times the d... full info