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Re: ride the train

Author:David Carter-Tod
Posted:5/18/2000; 5:27:21 AM
Topic:scriptingNews outline for 5/17/2000
Msg #:17374 (In response to 17371)
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Italy is indeed a great place to visit. Having lived in Milan for almost a year, I'd recommend it, for a number of reasons:

  1. Da Vinci's Last Supper - newly restored
  2. See if can't get to see Inter or Milan play soccer! (not sure if the season's over yet -- might be)
  3. The Galleria
  4. The Duomo
  5. La Scala -- if you line up at the right time you can get in for standing room for dirt cheap.
  6. Tons of art museums with breathtaking treasures.
  7. Fun getting around on the trams

Verona is beautiful, as is Parma, Bologna, Florence, Venice -- isn't Carnivale around now? The lakes in the north. The coast near Turin - PortoFino(?) is very attractive. Getting off the beaten track is always rewarding. I never got the chance to see the south, so I can't really comment on that.

Switzerland is alright, but even the log piles are tidy. Austria is okay, but Vienna's a little too imperial for my liking - nice opera though. South of France probably too touristy (that's a problem with Florence and Venice in particular).

I've always been a fan of the Lonely Planet guides.



p.s. of course, as a Brit, I should note that you're welcome there too!

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