Five kiwis made the trip.We’d bought Milano Cards online for 13 euros each promising transport for 48 hours around the city and discounts on major attractions. It was a bit of a waste of money – the bus ticket (the necessary part) was worth only 8.50 and we couldn’t use the discount at the Duomo the tickets had to be pre-purchased elsewhere.
The card went unused for those of us who didn’t visit the A C Milan stadium.Happy Hour in Milan is the best – bars set out plates of Tapas from which you can help yourself with the purchase of any drink. Both nights in Milan we were knocking back the cocktails at 7 euros a pop and loving the pizza, bread, cold meats and pasta dishes provided.
Another bonus was finding a bar offering all you could drink till a very late hour for 15 euros. Not something which would be encouraged in New Zealand. We weren’t entirely sure what was in the strong cocktails on offer and mostly stuck to the sangria.
We packed as much sight seeing as we could into our single day in Milan, visiting the Piazza Duomo, the roof of the Duomo Cathedral, Castello Sforzesco, Parco Sempione and Arco della Pace. At the end of the day the Italian pizza and wine consumed was definately in order!