"I want to go on a city trip" said my friend. "But I don't want to fly."
Well, there are several possibilities for cities in a comfortable train distance from Zurich and she chose Milan. I hadn't been there in years but remembered that I had liked it back then, so I agreed.
Early booking also gets you really cheap tickets on TrenItalia. What more do you want?
Our trip started on a grey, rainy morning - but when we got out of the Gotthard tunnel, south of the Alps, the sun was shining and we already felt that this trip was worth it!
After just over 4 hours we got out at Milano Centrale station.
Istanbul last month.
Instead we decided to focus on sightseeing of cheap / free attractions and on taking tons of pictures of said attractions to feed our Instagram accounts.
So,why not start with the train station? It's quite big and attractive.
I had booked a hotel that's only a short walk from the station so we were soon checked in and ready to go.
This changed immediately when we crossed the Via Senato and walked into the area that is fittingly called Quadrilatero della Moda. This is where you can find one designer boutique after the other - international brands and local manufacturers like this shop for beautiful gloves. We saw at least a dozen models that we liked.
But here is the great thing about these shops: everything is so expensive that we really weren't tempted to buy anything. It's more like visiting a museum. Expensive shops = cheap sightseeing!
But that just emphasizes the beauty of this building.
Did you notice? We hadn't had gelato yet! Time to change that.
This is their normal size pizza, and it was delicious!