10 Jul, 2016 in Milan
Sempione Park Milan Spain (7)

At the center of Milan is a large green park with a 15th century castle now serving as a museum complex. The Sforza Castle, one of the largest citadels in Europe at the time, now hosts museums for ancient art, old instruments, archaeology and history, and much more. You can easily spend half a day touring around […]

24 May, 2016 in Florence
Piazza della Signoria Florence Italy-003

Piazza della Signoria is seen by many to be the heart and core of Florence. It’s definitely considered one of the tourist highlights, as in the area you have Loggia della Signoria, the Uffizi Gallery, the Palace of the Tribunale della Mercanzia, the Palazzo Uguccioni, and the Palace of the Assicurazioni Generali, all gorgeous buildings dating […]

19 May, 2016 in Milan
Teatro alla Scala - The Elixir of Love - Milan Italy (1)

While visiting Milan for the 2015 Food Expo, we wanted to get a taste of the local culture scene and where better to do that than the 18th century world famous opera-house La Scala. Being the last minute tourists that we are we have not booked a ticket in advance, and just went in the […]

4 May, 2016 in Florence
Boboli Gardens Florence Italy (4)

Florence is a beautiful city with much to see and do. My favorite part of Florence were the Boboli Gardens, up on the hill south of the river, which is a lovely open air museum-park, with gardens, fountains, and sculptures. Just behind the Pitti palace, these gardens date back to the 16th century and offer grand […]

19 Feb, 2016 in Milan
Expo 2015 Milan Italy (1)

I’ve been looking for a good excuse to visit Milan for quite some time, but it was only last year that I finally got the ultimate excuse. Milan was hosting the 2015 World Fair Expo, which allowed for a combination of a visit to Milan and for me to see the world at the same time. […]

5 Nov, 2015 in Milan
Milan Cathedral  Italy (20)

The Milan Cathedral, or Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica of St Mary of the Nativity, is impressive. Even though I’ve seen hundreds of cathedrals all around the world, some of them grander and older than the Milan Cathedral, and you could say I’ve become so bored with them to a point of not caring, this cathedral still took […]

16 Oct, 2015 in Milan, Visions
Visions of Milan Italy (7)

This year the Expo is hosted in Milan, and since we were in the area and curious about the fashion capital of the world, we decided to stop by for a few days to get a feel of the city and cruise around world cuisine at the Expo 2015. There’s no doubt that Milan is […]

15 Oct, 2015 in Northern Italy, Visions
Visions of Florence Italy (5)

The first stop on my recent travels around Italy was to Florence up an hour and a half by the fast train from Rome. A long overdue trip, it was my first time ever visiting Florence, and there’s no doubt that it’s a very beautiful city. We did two days of Florence just walking around […]

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