Our Trip to Paris, Milan, Florence and Venice - Part 2 Milan/Lake Como

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Check out my previous post if you want to read about the first part of our trip in Paris.  After spending 2 nights in Paris we moved on to the next stop. We flew from CDG to MXP Milan Malpensa early Saturday morning.


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 Our flight was scheduled to land in Milan at 10:05am but it was very delayed.  We planned this entire trip ourselves so that we could take full advantage of my Team Member Travel Benefits through Hilton Worldwide. We hadn't planned out how we were going to get from MXP to our hotel in Milan Centrale. An Uber or a cab was going to be very expensive and there is a train station at MXP. We missed the first train by 2 minutes but they come about every 20 minutes. It's a short ride to Milan Centrale. From there we took an Uber to our hotel even though it was only half a mile or so because we didn't really know where we were going and we had our bags. 


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I highly recommend a tour of the Duomo in Milan with rooftop access. The rooftop views are incredible!

The red light above inside the cathedral shines to show the location of one of the nails from the crucifixion of Christ.

It was raining when we were on the roof, and even with the downpour, the views were incredible.

One thing I will note, there are no public restrooms in the Duomo. I had to run across the street to the Galleria, up 4 flights of stairs, and then pay for a pass to the toilette.

After the tour, we wandered around the shopping area. 
 We stopped for a bite to eat at San Carlo al Due

We shopped around and then had dinner near our hotel at Ristorante San Carlo Milano. Nick had  a pizza and I had lasagna. We were exhausted after getting up early for our flight from Paris to Milan.

My morning cappuccino at Hyatt Centric Milano 
At this point Nick was trying to figure out how to download our tickets purchased from StubHub for the AC Milan game. 
We had to go to the train station to rent a car. Then drive to the studio to figure out the ticket situation.  The stadium personnel then sent us to Casa Milan...it was like a crazy  tilt-a-whirl situation. 
Long story short, we got scammed and had to buy all new tickets.  Once that was taken care of at around 2pm, we headed to Lake Como.

Everyone in Europe wears NY Yankees baseball bats!  Shocking!  I decided that I needed one since it was raining and windy our whole trip. 

We toured around for a couple of hours and then headed back to Milan to get ready for the game. 

Galleria - Definitely check it out! It was insanely busy as we arrived at the tail end of Fashion Week.

We woke up the next morning and headed to Milano Centrale Station for our train ride to Florence. We arrived late and had to pay to upgrade our tickets to first class to take a later train.

First class train car from Milan to Florence. 

Stay tuned for Part 3 - Florence, Italy

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