Via V. Toffetti 4, Milan, Lombardy, 20139, Italy
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The drink menu - Indian themed cocktails
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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan, Italy 1998
Please help with Milan transportation
Hi!!..We are renting a flat in Milan for a week. We have two one in Viale Giovanni da Cermenate 35 and another one situated in viale padova 389. Can you people please tell us which one is nearest to the center (Piazza Duomo). Also wich one is more convinience for public transport. We had a look for a 1 week ticket for the Metro and it seems there is none..it is correct??...Thanks on advance.
Re: Please help with Milan transportation
They have a strange weekly Metro pass:
Tariffa: 6,70 €
Validità: 2 viaggi giornalieri di 75 minuti ciascuno dalla convalida, per 6 giorni della stessa settimana in cui è stata effettuata la prima convalida; ogni viaggio consente un unico accesso in metropolitana, ferrovie e Passante Ferroviario.
Puoi usare il 2x6 anche la domenica se, durante la settimana, non hai utilizzato entrambi i viaggi di una giornata; in questo caso, in fase di controllo, insieme alla matrice deve essere presentato anche il biglietto privo di timbrature del giorno in cui non hai viaggiato " (sorry, there is no English page).
Essentially, this pass gives you 2 trips a day, 6 days a week (usually Monday through Saturday), and you can use it on Sunday if you didn't use one other day. This pass runs on a calendar week, not 6 consecutive days. It looks like this pass is intended to be used by people commuting to work daily, not by tourists.
There are unlimited 1 and 2 day passes, 3.00 and 5.50 euro respectively. Unlike Rome, where the passes end at midnight, these passes are good for 24 and 48 hours from the time of validation. Or, conversely, you can buy a book of 10 tickets for 9.20 euro (a single ticket is 1 euro).
As for your addresses, I am not familiar with either location, but www.viamichelin.com shows that the first address is 4 kilometers south of the Duomo while the second address is 11 kilometers northeast of the Duomo (well, 11 kilometers by car, it's shorter by air). However, according to the map at the same website, the second address is much closer to a Metro station (200-400 meters) than the first address (about a kilometer)...go figure...
Travel Tips for Milan
We also went to the art museum Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. We paid 7.5 Euro to get into the museum itself and here you can see works by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Caravaggio and many, many others. The painting "Portrait of a musician" is one of the more famous paintings in the museum and it has been painted by da Vinci. I'm not sure if I understand why this has become so famous or what is so different about this compared to other portraits. Once again we were not allowed to take any pictures. Why is that by the way? Are they afraid that the flash will ruin the painting? Or are they afraid that people won't come to see it if they have seen it on the net? The museum seemed to have been refurbished lately and well looked after. But I do get tired pretty fast when walking around in slow a slow pace in places like this so we didnýt really stay long.
Bring along a half-filled luggage...
People are pretty well-dressed here. And Milan isn't known as the city of high fashion and outlet shopping for nothing.
Bring along a half-filled luggage and go shopping in Milan. Some of the HOTTEST and hippest clothes these days are designed by Italian designers from the design houses Roberto Cavalli, Versace, Armani... amongst others.
If you wish to blend in with the chic locals - dress like them. Smart casuals and/or elegant outfits only please. ;-)
The following is a rough guide on what I'd pack along with me for a vacation to Milan in summer where the weather is warmer!
(1) 1 pair of jeans (in black or denim blue).
(2) 1 short skirt OR skorts (a mini skirt with a pair of shorts sewn in... Very hip right now).
(3) 1 pair of shorts/ bermudas.
(4) 2 summer dresses.
(5) 3 or 4 cotton t-shirts/ tank tops
(6) 1 pair of sandals
(7) 1 pair of evening shoes
(8) 1 little black dress (which can double up for day and evening events).
More to Milan than fashion and fast cars?
The "Fashion Quadrilateral" which is delimited by Via Montenapoleane, Via Manzoni, Via Sant'Andrea and Via Della Spiga is lined with all manner of fashion boutiques and designer clothes stores. No respite was to be had from shopping and consumerist spese even on a Sunday (in this most Sabbath-observing of Catholic countries no less!). The Milanese and wannabe fashionistas packed out the main shopping drags and we joined the fray in a frenzy of frantic shoe shopping in the January sales. In the end we left empty-handed because of my aversion to a particular kind of pixie-like pointy, high heel shoes that adorn most of the shop fronts and heel the dainty feet of fashion-conscious young women.
I exasperate at the number of VTs posting msgs on this website warning of how hiked up the prices are in Galleria and around the centre. Of course it is expensive it's MILAN!!! Mind you, 3 Euros for un caffe in the Prada store is not too bad going considering the exclusiveness of the location location location.
African Colonies style
The walls of this Cafè have been re-created in a style typically colonial: there are photographs of Peter Bird on the wall and, for those who appreciates this, stuffed animals, while the tables and chairs and a few rare plants are all made in Africa.
The atmosphere is, however, particularly very unusual in comparison to all the other bars in the city: very crowded at aperitif hour and late night.
Specialities of the bartenders in this bar are:
New modern trams
New Milan-Trams are called "Eurotram", in services on line 14 to Lorenteggio headline (south-west) and in Orefici street in services on line 14 to "Cimitero Maggiore" headline (south-west).
Series 7001/7026 are building between 1999 and 2002 by AdTranz constructor raicars. Today are in services 20 units on line 14
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Address: Via V. Toffetti 4, Milan, Lombardy, 20139, Italy