Milan, the capital, is not the first city that comes to mind when planning a trip to Italy. It is considered a bland destination in comparison to tourist magnets like Venice, Rome, and Florence. It is the finance and industry hub, but are there enough treats for the travelers who come to experience the 'true' Italian lifestyle? Well, let's find out. Milan doesn't fall into the classical Italian destinations. It stands out. You can find an abundance of classical Roman and Renaissance … [Read more...] about The perfect itinerary for 2 days in Milan (and cool day trips!)
Deciding between where to travel next, Switzerland or Italy? What if I tell you that you don't need to choose one or the other. How do you ask? Domodossola is the answer! Domodossola is a petite Italian town surrounded by the Alps in the Piedmont region in the northwest of Italy. What makes it special is its location: It is an important railway junction connecting the train routes between Switzerland and Italy. It is a hub for trains connecting Milan to Geneva, Bern, Lausanne, Interlaken, … [Read more...] about Domodossola: what to do in and around the beautiful Swiss Italian border town (with 10 best day trips)
How did we end up at Lake Maggiore (Lago Maggiore) Lake Maggiore was not a familiar name to me. As we were making our way from an unheard Domodossola to Milan, we passed along a beautiful shimmering lake by train. It looked wonderful and we had no idea what this place is. All I knew was that the train stopped at a station named Stresa along the same route. A quick google map search told me that the lake is called Lake Maggiore and is one of the biggest lakes in Italy. I was surprised to … [Read more...] about Enchanting Lake Maggiore: My lucky find!