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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 20-09-2017, 21:45 Thread Starter
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What to do in Milan

I'm hoping to spend the day in the city. I'm thinking a hop on, hop off tourist bus might be the best way to get an overview of the city (I know nothing about it) and take in a couple of culture stops en route.

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I always start here:-
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Thanks, I'd had a look at that. I think I need a map of the city with the tourist spots marked. Obviously I'll be fairly limited as to what I can see in the short time. And also I don't want to be so exhausted I can't enjoy it!

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We spent a wonderful night in tremendous heat and humidity at the back of the Car Glass factory in Milan as we were having our broken windscreen on our Hymer replaced, it bucketed it down and the thunder and lightning was crashing all through the night, no flash and then the bang, they came together so we gave up on sleeping and rolled out the awning put out a couple of chairs and sat all night watching the show..

While we waited for the new screen to be delivered from Germany we found a brilliant place to stay at Foppolo a Ski resort not that far from Milan, and a want for a better word park on the way to it, you cant miss it as there are cars parked up with folk visiting, we stayed here twice as we went round and about the area, but by far the best place was Foppolo parked near the toilets, and there are shops nearby. The Ski lift is open all year to take you up the mountain where there are great walks.

Milan OK, Foppolo brilliant.

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I find the open top/tourist bus is a great way to get a comprehensive, quick and foot-friendly overview of any city. Then you can make an informed judgment of what you'd like to go back and see in more depth. Milan is famous for fashion and its cathedral. Keep us posted!
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I've just discovered if you want to see the Last Supper you've to book weeks in advance

As regards 'fashion' Viv, my husband was always very grateful that I was one of these (allegedly very few) women who can't abide shopping of any description. So I'm afraid you'll get no vicarious thrills out of me

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As regards 'fashion' Viv, my husband was always very grateful that I was one of these (allegedly very few) women who can't abide shopping of any description. So I'm afraid you'll get no vicarious thrills out of me
Just interested if medication cause the aversion to shopping Jean...... if so please PM me it's name, I know a prime candidate for some.

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Don't know, Terry, but I've saved many hundreds of hours over my lifetime I should say.
Sorry I can't help!
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I'm the same , absolutely hate it,

If I can't buy it whilst shopping in Asda etc

I don't need it

Although I do buy tee shirts in matalan for holidays in the van

Shopping for weddings etc rate amongst my absolute horrors

So if I find something I really like

I buy three

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Well I love shopping! No apologies.

Trafford Centre and its clones are my favourite places.

I try not to spend too much, but even a stroll, window-shopping, a cup of coffee and a bite to eat and I'm as happy as Larry, except in the run-up to Xmas.

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