Need suggestion for places to be in Milan and around
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Jun 27, 2013 2:59 AM Last Post By: lucapal
Dec 7, 2012 2:33 AM
Need suggestion for places to be in Milan and aroundHello All,
Need your help for itinerary for my visit to Europe.
I am reaching Milan on 22nd December afternoon and Leaving from Milan on 6th Jan.
Below are few details that will help recommend.
In between I need your help on how can I best see that part of europe. I don't mind going to surrounding countries also / Rather I would like to :)
So we have christmas in between, new year and I would like to be in the best place possible to experience the celebrations.
I am not too fond of art or etc, Rather I would love to see cultural diversity and experience the life of common people.
I love Mountains, So if there is a place in alps, I can visit would be great.
Thank you very much in anticipation of your responses.
Dec 7, 2012 3:36 AM
1Have you considered to have a look at a map? Even on Google Maps you can see that you've got the Italian lakes and Switzerland just around the corner, that Verona, Vicenza and Venice are within reach, that even Florence, Lucca and Pisa are not very far away, that you could venture into France and taste the Riviera, where you can prove your luck, or more likely your bad luck, in the Monte Carlo casino.
Dec 7, 2012 3:37 AM
Dec 7, 2012 4:12 AM
3Thanks for your advice guys,
Just to add a point: I won't like going to much touristic places.
Also what do we mean by 'Lakes'.
Okay any specific place to go in Switzerland - Which is scenic and not too expensive?
Knowing that I don't have enough time, Which would be the one best place to be in.
Dec 7, 2012 4:59 AM
4Switzerland is expensive for me.....
How much is 'expensive' for you?
Dec 7, 2012 5:02 AM
Dec 7, 2012 5:11 AM
I'm sorry, but "Switzerland" and "not expensive" are mutually exclusive.
If you like the Alps, what about heading up to Bolzena or one of the villages nearby? Or Torino and then Susa?
Or what if you first borrowed or bought a traveller's guide about Northern Italy? If you are not even aware of the Lakes (Lago di Garda, Lago Maggiore, Lago di Como and the smaller ones) region, it would be good if could first read up on what the northern part of Italy has to offer so you don't miss something you'd really enjoy.
Dec 7, 2012 5:18 AM
7The Italian lakes are the fingerlike stretches of water north of Milan, from right to left: Lago Maggiore, Lago di Lugano (although that's mainly in Switzerland) and Lago di Como. They are, of course, mainly summer destinations, but might be attractively quiet in wintertime with a view on snow-capped mountains around.
As Riesling pointed out, do some reading - if only on the internet - about the things available in this part of the world, and get a feeling of what you might find rewarding and what not. And remember: it's wintertime, which means that even in Italy where, in the words of Goethe, "the citrons blossom", it will be cold.
Dec 7, 2012 7:50 AM
8Bolzano/Bozen is much too far away. If you want to go into the Alps, check Campodolcino, Madesimo (direct bus every Monday, Wedensday and Saturday, 35 EUR round trip), St. Moritz (direct bus almost daily, 108 EUR)
Breuil Cervinia (daily, 32 EUR round trip)
Macugnaga (daily, change from train to bus at Domodossola)
Riederalp (daily, 122 EUR roundtrip)
Dec 8, 2012 12:16 PM
9Okay that was useful.
Thank you very much guys.
One last question: I am in Milan on 31st night. Can you guys suggest where can I go for party where I can find english speaking travelers.
Jun 26, 2013 7:57 PM
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