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Milan Major Sights


Last Supper

Teatro alla Scala

Galleria VE
Castello Sforzesco
Museo Poldi Pezzoli

Cimitero Monumentale
Brera Art Gallery
Lake Como

EXPO 2015



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Art & Photography

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Churches & Abbeys


Family Fun

Fashion & Design

Hidden Gems


Major Sights Milan



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Although Milan is a big city for (would-be) important people (businessmen, designers) it does offer some divertimento for the smaller of humans. We collected a few of these (to be extended in the near future) in this guide.

Unfortunately Milan has no zoo , the closest one being the Oasi di St Alessio near Pavia . There is the historical Aquarium in Sempione Park to compensate. There are several other parks and the watersports park Idroscalo . Funny enough, the garden of the Villa Reale at the Giardini Pubblici has a garden especially for kids where adults only can enter when accompanied by a child.

A range of swimming pools is also available in this guide.

Have a look at the Ice-cream and Delicacies category for the favorite children's snacks and at the restaurant category for the best pizzeria's.

You may also want to consult the Milan with Kids or My Milano websites for even more possibilities.

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Living in Italy

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Would you dare to follow your dream
and move or retire to Italy?

Stef & Nico did, although their dog Sara had her doubts.
Now from your comfortable armchair you can share in
the hilarious & horrendous adventures they experienced
when they moved to Italy to start a bed and breakfast.


For lovers of amusing travelogue memoirs who like a good laugh
Glossary of Italian words included! Learn a bit of the Italian language along the way
Practical advice on how to buy a house in Italy pleasantly presented within the stories



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