18th April (Sunday) - Getting to Lake Como
We left Venice early on Sunday morning. The journey from Venezia S Lucia station to the Como S Giovanni station takes 4 hours at a cost of 23Euros. Buying tickets from the train station is cheaper than the online prices. When we arrived at Lake Como, the weather was perfect and the sun is high up in the sky. The beauty of the lake is simply magnificence. Lake Como borders the alps and it has the mountain lake feel to it.
We checked into Hotel In Riva al Lago, the lady keep talking to us in Italian, thankfully my 5 chapters of Italian language helped decipher what she's talking about.
The plan for lake como is just to relax and bathe in the afternoon sun.
We took a boat ride around Lake Como which cost 5Euro.
And disembarked at one of the town.
The sky started to get foggy, this is an indication that it is going to rain soon.
We got back to the ferry and it brought us around lake como. Next we went to check out the Lake Como town centre, the Duomo occupies the central of the town.
We went for fine dining dinner which cost 14Euro. And took a stroll along the lake in the evening.
19th April (Monday) - Milan (Milano)
The next morning, we took the train from Como S Giovanni station to Milano Centrale station, it takes 40mins and cost 5Euros. Milan is the financial city of Italy and it is famous for its shopping and fashion. One point to note is that there are lots of McDonalds in the city. A five minute walk around and you will be sure to bump into a McDonalds outlet. Finding Italian food is quite a challenge for us. We placed our luggage at Hotel Demo and thereafter took the metro down to the Duomo. The Milano Cathedral is an impressive sight. Unfortunately, the front façade is currently under renovation, thus we took a photo of it from the side. Notice the jagged spires of the cathedral.
The interiors were also equally amazing.
This gate is next to the Duomo and it leads to a shopping pedestrian district.
A sheltered shopping pedestrian area.
20th April (Tuesday) - Milan outskirts
We dropped by 'The Last Supper' museum at Cenacolo Vinciano, it is said the authentic copy of the Last Supper can be found here. Unfortunately, the tickets were sold out. They only limit a number of visitors each day and reservations can be made online.
We took the metro to visit San Siro, home of the AC Milan football stadium. The horse racing stadium is also in the area.
The AC Milan stadium.
Thereafter we did the thing we were supposed to do in Milan – shopping. This is one of Milan’s famous shopping street.
While waiting to cross a pedestrian crossing, we notice a button which is ain’t there. From the discolored region, it appears many people have accidentally ‘press’ on it.