recommended BergamoOld Bergamo is an amazing walled medieval on a hill outside Milan. Easily reached by bus. Venetian with a fascinating history. You don't have to travel Ryanair to find a reason to go!D'Maris Coffman
I assume you mean Licante and Malpensa, but if you mean Milano-Bergamo, then do go to the old city of Bergamo,
- Caffè Canova - TadoliniVia del Babuino, 150/a, 00187 Rome, Italyrecommended Caffè Canova - TadoliniService was a bit dodgy and they were out of most food items by the evening, but fabulous location for amazing cocktails amid the sculptures. Pretty camp but fun! Have coffee or tea among the statues! ... read more
- Villa Farnesina230 Via della Lungara, Rome 00165 Italyrecommended Villa FarnesinaImpressive villa with some erotic frescoes and some interesting markings from the German occupation on the wall. We had a private tour so I am not sure what the public one entails, but I can't imagine ... read moreit would be disappointing. The art is wonderful.
- Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica a Palazzo CorsiniVia delle Quattro Fontane, 13 Romarecommended Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica a Palazzo CorsiniWonderful art gallery and library in an astonishing building that also houses Galileo's academy. The entrance fee is a few euro which gives you access to wonderful art and statuary. Splendid and in a ... read moregreat neighbourhood in Rome.
- Teatro alla ScalaVia Filodrammatici 2, Milan 20121 Italyrecommended Teatro alla ScalaI saw Candide in Milan in 2008. That wouldn't have been my first choice, but an evening at Scala should be on your bucket list. The lighting and set decent are amazing, the acoustics are too, and the ... read moreentire experience is memorable. Opera at its apex.
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milano via brera via fiori scuri e chiari per me le vie dell'arte duomo il castello via missori la via della moda metro' gialla tutti al centro con metro' vicine ed anche a piedi
- le ArtigianeVia di Torre Argentina, 72recommended le ArtigianeLe Artigiane is a shop and craft center that features art, jewelry and clothing by accomplished female artists. Every corner has something different, colorful, and beautifully designed and crafted. I ... read morebought clever fabric bracelets and a ceramic button. My friend got a set of unique graphic place mats. They also offer classes and shows. Stop in for some world-class craft shopping.Barbara Kossy
This boutique is not far from the pizza place I just recommended.
- Taverna Le CoppelleVia delle Coppelle, 38, Rome, Italyrecommended Taverna Le CoppelleI met my friend R.V., a Roman for many years (though he prefers to be known as a Florentine), in front of Bassetti Tessuti, Rome's largest fabric store. He was going to take me to his favorite ... read morepizzeria, nearby. Hm. Where was it exactly. We walked a few blocks and "Ah, here it is." I ordered a bianco (no tomato sauce) with lots of greens and some red wine. Simple meal, yes. But the pizza, the pizza was truly the best thin-crust pizza I'd ever had. And really I've had a lot of Italian-made pizza. The crust was pita-thin, and crisp, and so flavorful. I was planning to eat only half, but I just had to eat the whole thing and savor every bit. In Rome? Want pizza? Go to Taverna Le Coppelle.Barbara Kossy
Truly great pizza in a fun, arty neighborhood.
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Here's the link to my Rome guide: http://www.gogobot.com/user/barbara-kossy/passport/rome-and-surrounds-italy
- Santa Pudenziana160 Via Urbana, Rome 00184 Italyrecommended Santa PudenzianaSanta Pudenziana is probably the oldest Christian church in Rome. It doesn’t look interesting at all from the outside, and inside it’s pretty plain, but the main attraction here are the 4th century ... read moremosaics (they have been restored). The mosaics (considered to be the oldest in Rome) are very impressive and colorful, they depict some religious scene. It’s worth a stop for sure, especially if you are visiting Santa Maria Maggiore (short walk from there).
- Monument to Vittorio Emanuele IIPiazza Venezia 3, Rome 00187 Italyrecommended Monument to Vittorio Emanuele IIThe Vittorio Emanuele Monument is a pretty ugly building and is totally out of place next to the Roman Forum and other historical sites. Romans hate it. It is commonly known as the Wedding Cake. But ... read morethere is a very good reason to visit it. Take a glass elevator to the top terrace and you will get the best 360 degrees views of Rome. It’s like seeing New York from the Top of the Rock (except you don’t need to be that high to see Rome).
- Galleria Vittorio Emanuele IIGalleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan 20121 Italyrecommended Galleria Vittorio Emanuele IIThe Galleria is basically just an upscale shopping mall, but spinning on the bull's testicles is fun as a way of adding spice to a couples' day out. And there are some nice restaurants.
- Duomo di MilanoPiazza del Duomo, Milano, Italia