Romance, museums and history in one of Italy’s top cities, Milan

Romance is on everyones mind this week, but one of Italy’s romantic cities is also rated as a top destination! Can you guess which city?  Well, it’s Milan that I want to tell you about today.

“Romantic Italy beckons lovers of all ages to its magical countryside. Couples can tour several of its beautiful, historic cities including Milan, Florence, Naples, and Rome. Each of these beloved cities has a unique Italian flavor just waiting to be experienced.

Milan’s history dates back to 400 B.C., and contains many wonderful museums, galleries, churches, and other historical buildings for couples to tour. Some of the most famous museums include the Cenacolo Vinciano which houses the painting of The Last Supper, and the La Scala Theater Museum which is home to wonderfully historic costumes and theater sets. Historical and breathtaking churches that must be visited include The Duomo, which includes nearly 3500 statues and Santa Maria delle Grazie, the church where Leonardo da Vinci painted The Last Supper.

While you are in Milan, don’t forget to stroll along the shores of Parco Sempione’s beautiful lakes or lie down in the grass of its peaceful meadows. You and your sweetie will also enjoy the spectacular Porta Venezia Gardens, which date back to the eighteenth century and is truly breathtaking in the springtime. Of course no visit to Milan would be complete without a visit to an Italian castle, and the Castello Sforzesco offers visitors a glimpse into its regal past. You and your lover may want to end your wonderful day at Navigli, where you can browse through the many quaint shops and cafes before you wine and dine the evening away.

Of course, Milan isn’t the only romantic city in Italy – far from it…” READ MORE

Here’s a great article about the top destinations in Italy. Contact me when you are ready to plan your next vacation.

Italy’s Top Place to Go in 2011

Article by Martha Bakerjian

Milan a Top Place to Go in 2011

Wednesday January 26, 2011

milan duomo pictures, milan galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, milan cathedral photosMilan, Italy, is number 5 on the New York Time’s list of top places to go in 2011, according to About.com’s Travel Newsletter. Milan is a city famous as a fashion center but it also has an interesting historic center, da Vinci’s Last Supper painting, and one of Italy’s top opera houses, La Scala Theater. Milan’s duomo is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world with a rooftop that offers magnificent views of the cathedral’s gargoyles and the city as you can see in these Milan Duomo Rooftop Picturesread more

Certainly well worth an overnight in Milan…time enough to visit the Duomo,  La Scala, and view the Last Supper!  You are only an hour by train from Lake Como…where a 2-4 day visit based out of Como holds many delightful excursions…many by passenger ferry.

Then easily move on via train to Verona…truly a small treasure..then Vicenza…home of Palladium..before  reaching Venice.

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