Milan Travel Guide

Travel Guides Milan Tourism – Official city travel site in the classic messy Italian government website style. Wanted In Milan – A guide to residential areas, local city news, cultural events, useful contacts, classified advertising for expats in Milan. About Milan – Information on museums, churches, monuments, history, culture. Milanostyle.com – Shopping, fashion and design, […]

Rome Travel Guide

Travel Guides Rome Tourism – Rome Tourist Board. aboutroma.com – Tourist information about Rome, including the history of the city, art, and culture. Revealed Rome – Tips, tricks and things not to miss. rome.info – Rome travel guide featuring tourist information, sights and attractions, entertainment, restaurants, hotels, and pictures of Rome. Welcome To Rome – […]

Bergamo – A destination in its own right

Ryanair Milano Bergamo

Orio al Serio Airport is 5 km from Bergamo and 45km from Milan, yet it is billed as Milan over Bergamo. [Ryanair Orio al Serio Destinations] Ryanair and the other low cost airlines that serve it call it Milan, and even the Orio al Serio official website calls it Milan Orio al Serio airport. This […]

The inner beauty of Italian Churches

Bergamo Church

The Cathedral of Bergamo (Duomo di Bergamo) is an unassuming building on the outside which gives no hint of its magnificence inside. [Bergamo Duomo] This is typical of cathedrals and churches in Italy. This means that every time I walk past a seemingly unremarkable church I can’t help but have a peek inside because you […]

Milan Central Station

Milano Centrale platforms and roof

Travel by train to Italy and the chances are you will pass through Milano Centrale, which is one of Europe’s biggest railway hub stations. [Milano Centrale] [Milano Centrale Hall] [Milano Centrale platforms and roof] [Milano Centrale departure and arrival board] Renovations The station is undergoing a major renovation. They are building escalators in the middle […]

Grand Genoa

Genoa

Genoa (Genova) is a port city in Northern Italy with an abundance of grand buildings, fitting for a city called la Superba (“the Superb one”). If Genoa was in any other country it would propably get more visitors. The thing with Italy is that the big three (Rome, Florence and Venice) so dominate the tourist […]

Cristoforo Colombo – Genoa’s Famous Son

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus (Italian: Cristoforo Colombo) was born in Genoa (Genova). A monument to the man greets you outside of Principe Train Station. [Cristoforo Colombo Monument]

Learned boar, Siena – Italy

Boar - Siena

Learned boar, Siena – Italy. Travel Photos: Siena photo gallery

Nuts about Nutella, Bologna – Italy

Nutelleria

[Nutelleria - Bologna] Spend longer than 5 minutes in Italy and you will realise that Italians are nuts about Nutella. Here is a cafe dedicated to the chocolatey spread in Bologna.

City of Joyce: James Joyce in Trieste, Italy

James Joyce

Trieste is situated in the North East corner of Italy. I knew very little about Trieste, as it seems most people do as well. I did know that James Joyce spent 11 years in exile from Ireland here. Trieste is a beautiful city with its Adriatic waterfront, grand apartments and commercial buildings and, weather permitting, […]