Adventure Guide to Milan & Italian Lakes (Hunter Travel by Catherine Richards

By Catherine Richards

It is a complete advisor to 1 of the main beautiful vacation locations in all of Europe. "Adventure consultant to Milan and the Italian Lakes" offers every thing you will ever want to know for making plans a visit to this gorgeous vacation vacation spot, from locations to stick and consume, and functional go back and forth recommendation, to what to pack and while to head. It additionally positive factors up to date info on the entire fascinating actions and adventures simply ready to be loved - from exploring the style capital of Milan with its based procuring, via traveling the lovely Lakes Como and Garda with their great Roman villas and lovely vistas, to gaining knowledge of the hidden treasures of the region's unforgettable palaces, church buildings and museums. no matter what you opt to do during this awesome vacation spot, the "Adventure advisor to Milan and the Italian Lakes" can be your crucial significant other.

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Co rso Ven ez i a . Stroll down one of Milan’s most elegant streets (traffic notwithstanding) toward t h e c h u r c h of S a n Babila, built originally in the 11th century and rebuilt in the 1 5 t h c en t u r y. T h e façade is a more recent addition – 1906 – while the bell tower was Casa Fontana-Silvestri rebuilt in 1820. Like most churches, it’s open from around 7:30 am until 7 pm, but closed for a long lunch between 12 and 3:30 pm. Corso Venezia itself has some fine palazzi, including the Renaissance Casa Fontana-Silvestri.

Much of the building seen today dates from the 11th cen- Southwest Milan n 35 WHAT TO SEE IN SANT’AMBROGIO n The Golden Altar, made in the ninth century by Volvinius for the remains of Saint Ambrogio. On the rear of the altar are reliefs from the life of Ambrogio, while the front is decorated with reliefs from the life of Christ. n The Sarcophagus of Stilicho, under the pulpit, made in the fourth century, and beautifully decorated with relief figures from the New and Old Testaments. Sant’Ambrogio (Ilva Beretta) n The Chapel of San Vittore in Ciel d’Oro, fourth century, at the end of the south aisle.

Next to the church of S a n t o Stefano Maggiore is the ossuary chapel of San Bernadino alle Ossa. Small, dark and entirely covered with skulls and bones (that’s what ossa means) taken from suppressed monasteries and cemeteries in the 17th century, this will not be on everybody’s must-see list but a surefire winner if there are teenage boys in In San Bernadino alle Ossa your party! Open 7:30 amnoon and 1-6 pm daily. For those more interested in architecture than bones, have a look at the austere Palazzo di Giustizia on Corsa di Porta Vittoria, which runs off Via Sforza.

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