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Title: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: moshe80 on September 13, 2011, 04:42:25 PM
i am makying a stop over for 6 hours is ther any thing to see there ?
Title: Re: milan italy
Post by: Dan on September 13, 2011, 04:45:36 PM
Flying via MXP or LIN?
Title: Re: milan italy
Post by: U-no-me! on September 13, 2011, 05:08:43 PM
not that much to do there, but you can try the restauraunt called carmel it's amazing.
Title: Re: milan italy
Post by: moshe80 on September 13, 2011, 05:34:26 PM
MXp
Title: Re: milan italy
Post by: moshe80 on September 14, 2011, 04:41:18 PM
how far from the airport is this  restauraunt ?
Title: Re: milan italy
Post by: mercaz1 on September 14, 2011, 04:49:06 PM
the train station is nice. sort of a tourist spot
Title: Re: milan italy
Post by: E on September 14, 2011, 10:51:05 PM
really amazing pizza shop there forget the name, they also say if you rent a car to watch for the paid zones I just canceled ny credit card after returning the car and never had a problem..
Title: Re: milan italy
Post by: Finckmyster on September 14, 2011, 11:03:32 PM
how far from the airport is this  restauraunt ?

It will take you over an hour each way because you first need to take a train to downtown and then the local subway.

I liked the Carmel Kosher Pizzaria (Pizza E Carmel)

Title: Re: milan italy
Post by: Simcha89 on September 14, 2011, 11:22:46 PM
theres a few blocks that full of nice clothing stores, its nice to stroll through
Title: Re: milan italy
Post by: Drago on April 26, 2012, 03:22:20 PM
I'm acting a bit lazy here, but which hotels programs have options for using points in Milan, and do you have any recommendations?
Title: Re: milan italy
Post by: MisterHock on April 26, 2012, 03:27:52 PM
Carmel...ahh the memories...
Title: Re: Re: milan italy
Post by: Ergel on April 26, 2012, 03:28:12 PM
I'm acting a bit lazy here, but which hotels programs have options for using points in Milan, and do you have any recommendations?
PH Milan supposed to be unbelievable but why are you going to Milan
Title: Re: milan italy
Post by: Drago on April 26, 2012, 03:54:29 PM
PH Milan supposed to be unbelievable but why are you going to Milan

Not for me, a friend, and it's a stopover to s/w else.
And now for my ignorance, what's 'PH'?
Title: Re: milan italy
Post by: myb821 on April 26, 2012, 04:16:48 PM
Not for me, a friend, and it's a stopover to s/w else.
And now for my ignorance, what's 'PH'?
park hyatt
Title: Re: Re: milan italy
Post by: Ergel on April 26, 2012, 04:38:30 PM
Not for me, a friend, and it's a stopover to s/w else.
And now for my ignorance, what's 'PH'?
Looking in Milan or near the airport?
Stayed at the Hilton near the airport. Its a nice airport hotel
Title: Re: milan italy
Post by: Drago on April 26, 2012, 04:56:23 PM
Looking in Milan or near the airport?
Stayed at the Hilton near the airport. Its a nice airport hotel
stayed with points? Do you remember how many offhand?

Title: Re: milan italy
Post by: mguy on April 26, 2012, 05:09:29 PM
Note that if it's in august (when much of the city shuts down) there may be less available kosher food.
Title: Re: Re: milan italy
Post by: Ergel on April 26, 2012, 08:47:19 PM
stayed with points? Do you remember how many offhand?
Paid. Like $80.

Note that if it's in august (when much of the city shuts down) there may be less will be no available kosher food.
FTFY
Title: Re: milan italy
Post by: Dak613 on April 30, 2012, 12:00:33 AM
I will be in Milan for one day in July 2012 and then traveling to Florence and Venice.   Plan on staying at Westin using spg points. Are you saying that there will not be kosher food in the summer? Has anyone stayed in The Westin Palace?
Title: Re: Re: milan italy
Post by: Ergel on April 30, 2012, 12:19:11 AM
I will be in Milan for one day in July 2012 and then traveling to Florence and Venice.   Plan on staying at Westin using spg points. Are you saying that there will not be kosher food in the summer? Has anyone stayed in The Westin Palace?
I think during July there will be. Depends when the siesta starts
Title: Re: milan italy
Post by: Dak613 on July 05, 2012, 10:18:54 AM
Westin Milan was a very nice hotel and 13.5k points is great deal relative to standard room rates.  We ate at Denzel's restaurant which has a Teudah right on the entrance wall.  It was a very good fleishig meal and very reasonably priced. 
Title: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on November 24, 2013, 12:05:59 PM
So with these cheap fares going around especially to Milan, any recommendations?

Places to stay?
Close to Shul?
Suggesstions?

I didn't see any thread for Milan, but if there is feel free to merge.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Squasher on November 24, 2013, 12:40:09 PM
We're booked for a week in February. Thinking of catching a cheap flight to Venice/Rome and spending the time there instead..... In the meantime, see links below. Please share anything else you find.

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=10074.0

http://www.jewishmilan.com/
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on November 24, 2013, 01:07:57 PM
Went there this summer, starting writing a trip report but never got around to finishing it.
Ill finish it up and hopefully post by tomorow.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on November 24, 2013, 01:19:29 PM
Don't go in August. The city is closed
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on November 24, 2013, 01:21:36 PM
Trip would be in February.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on November 24, 2013, 01:25:32 PM
Trip would be in February.
Understood but it's a master thread and I was commenting for posterity
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on November 24, 2013, 01:37:57 PM

Understood but it's a master thread and I was commenting for posterity

Understood here as well. Just saying.
Title: Re: Re: milan italy
Post by: chucksterace on November 24, 2013, 05:09:36 PM
Flying via MXP or LIN?

Parents flying into LIN, I'll be flying into MXP

PH Milan supposed to be unbelievable but why are you going to Milan

Going to stay in PH.. Going only if the 130$ r/t ticket is valid.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on November 24, 2013, 05:50:57 PM
Understood here as well. Just saying.
Sorry. :-[ I thought you had just started this thread. Didn't realize there were 20+ previous posts
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on November 24, 2013, 05:55:50 PM
Sorry. :-[ I thought you had just started this thread. Didn't realize there were 20+ previous posts

I did. But then I saw it was merged.. Quite a surprise for both of us.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on November 24, 2013, 05:56:49 PM
Then I take back my apology
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on November 24, 2013, 05:58:45 PM
Then I take back my apology

Not nice.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on November 24, 2013, 06:00:11 PM
Not nice.
Why should I apologize. I have nothing to apologize for. In a new thread my comments made perfect sense
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on November 24, 2013, 06:05:07 PM

Why should I apologize. I have nothing to apologize for. In a new thread my comments made perfect sense

Lets end this nonsense
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Davidp on December 15, 2013, 02:49:47 PM

I will be in Milan for one day in July 2012 and then traveling to Florence and Venice.   Plan on staying at Westin using spg points. Are you saying that there will not be kosher food in the summer? Has anyone stayed in The Westin Palace?
I know it's late but the Westin Palace was really nice and they had phenomenal service. The AC wasn't working in our room so they upgraded us to a beautiful suite with a separate living room. We also arrived around 4 hours early, which was no problem as they let us check in early. All in all, a really enjoyable stay!
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on February 06, 2014, 05:43:37 PM
Anyone else besides jmansour being in Milan this weekend?

Also, next week sometime I will write of a detailed TR with some good info since there is almost nothing in this thread and i'm sure there is a bunch of people heading there eventually.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 06, 2014, 05:50:54 PM
I'm actually surprised at the lack of PH MXP reports.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on February 06, 2014, 05:51:33 PM
Because there is nothing to do in Milan?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on February 06, 2014, 05:54:07 PM
Because there is nothing to do in Milan?

Possibly unless you like cathedrals, churches, etc.. This should be fun.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on February 06, 2014, 05:54:53 PM
Possibly unless you like cathedrals, churches, etc.. This should be fun.
Or shopping
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 06, 2014, 05:57:38 PM
Still, you'd figure for a night someone would stay over and try to get them to buy them a kosher brekkie :)
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on February 06, 2014, 05:58:06 PM
Or shopping

Yes. I will make sure Chase and Amex puts a block on my Credit Cards   ;D
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on February 06, 2014, 05:58:51 PM
Still, you'd figure for a night someone would stay over and try to get them to buy them a kosher brekkie :)

But now its 30,000 points a night  >:(
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on February 06, 2014, 06:00:16 PM
Still, you'd figure for a night someone would stay over and try to get them to buy them a kosher brekkie :)
If only I would have known of DDF 4.5 years ago. Although I did stay at the Hilton at the airport for $74
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 06, 2014, 06:03:04 PM
If only I would have known of DDF 4.5 years ago. Although I did stay at the Hilton at the airport for $74
4.5 years ago it was only 15K or 18K a night for top-tier.
Then again there was FFN then as well.  $125 for 2 HP nights ($97 after 22% costco discount) got me 14K United miles, 6K Hyatt points, and a free systemwide Hyatt night.
Gosh I miss those days.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on February 06, 2014, 06:58:43 PM
4.5 years ago it was only 15K or 18K a night for top-tier.
Then again there was FFN then as well.  $125 for 2 HP nights ($97 after 22% costco discount) got me 14K United miles, 6K Hyatt points, and a free systemwide Hyatt night.
Gosh I miss those days.
No you don't. What's better? That or making $$$ off of your blog
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 06, 2014, 07:01:19 PM
No you don't. What's better? That or making $$$ off of your blog
Why is that a contradiction?
I didn't start blogging to make a living, it just started to happen along the way.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on February 06, 2014, 07:32:50 PM
Why is that a contradiction?
I didn't start blogging to make a living, it just started to happen along the way.
Obviously.
But you couldn't have a prosperous blog with these deals around. There is a reason things like that don't exist anymore
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on February 10, 2014, 11:21:55 AM
Added a Wiki with some info from my stay. Will update it as I go along and add TR later today

ETA: Trip Report Added - http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=38305
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: jmansour on February 12, 2014, 07:24:05 PM
Milan/Florence Trip report 2/6/14-2/11/14

Normally i wouldnt head to italy in february but for $135 i couldnt resist a weekend plus using hyatt points before the devaluation helped.

We arrived early friday morning. We took the train from the airport to cadorna which was around 10 euro and 40 minutes. We then took the metro 3 stops to duomo where the park hyatt is located just a short walk from. The park hyatt milan is excellent, the service is great and the hotel isnt that big. These arent your typical european rooms. The rooms are a nice size, i would say the bathroom is bigger than most european rooms. I wanted to shower 10 times a day, they had the most amazing shower. I would highly reccomend staying here on points if possible, plus the location is excellent.
On the first day, firday, since we knew wed walk around our area on shabbat we decided to take the metro to buenos aires street which was about 4-5 stops away, it had more local and affordable shops plus a supermarket so we could stock up basics for the trip. We had brought mostly our own food but planned to visit the kosher restaurants. I made sure to have a preshabbat do with chucksterace, who was a pleasure to meet.

Shabbat morning we walked to the italian synagogue which was about 15 minutes away and was very nice, not too many people though. On Shabbat it was easy to use the regular doors plus the steps to reach our floor. We mostly walked around to just kill time. Saturday night we went to carmel which is the dairy restaurant. Food wasnt anything special but it was fine.

Sunday we decided to take the fast trenetalia train to florence, the weather in florence was sunny and in the upper 50s, being tired from the milan rain we couldnt wait to go. Usually its 50 euro per way but we were able to buy nonrefundable/no time change for 38 euro per person on saturday night. We covered the 190 mile or so trip in about 1 hour and 40 minutes which went pretty quick. From there we hit the ground running. We visited the duomo, then walked towards the "arno" which is the river. We walked past ponte vecchio and then swung around to the steps of piazzele Michelangelo for breathtaking views of florence. We then walked to the synagogue, which happens to be one of the nicest looking synagogues ive ever seen.  Then we settled for dinner at ruths. We were starved from not eating all day plus exhausted from the walking so our expectations werent high. I must say though the food was delicious. The pizza was great, so was the cous cous with vegetables. The winner was the spinach lasagna we all split, it was fantastic. We then walked back to the station and took the last train back to milan. If i had the chance to redo, i probably would have slept in florence for a night and went back to milan the night before my flight, theres always next mistake fare.

Monday the weather was really cold and rainy, so we walked turino street nearby which had local shops with reasonable prices. We did walk the expensive area nearby but being it was expensive it was a pretty quick walk. We wanted to try re salamone for dinner but were just too tired. The hotel did tell us that it is the best of the kosher places, for what its worth.

Bottom line all you really need is 1 day in milan but if the weather is right you could visit lake como, florence etc and make a trip out of it. Fares are very cheap to Milan so its a good starting point to plan a trip to europe.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: bentch on February 18, 2014, 07:14:15 PM
it seems like there are only PP lounges in MXP. anyone know how to get a pass? going next weekend
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: eli.f on March 10, 2014, 03:45:22 PM
Having a 13 hour stopover in MXP after 2 long flights. I would like to go out and tour the city a little. IME, taking a shower makes a big difference.
A lounge pass cost £25 per person, (we are 2 and I have no cc to get us in) not including showers. (doesn't say how much)
Anybody know another solution? Is getting a cheap hotel room, just to take a shower, a good idea? Any other suggestions?

Thanks guys!
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: MaaYanky on March 13, 2014, 11:37:47 PM
If I'm landing in MXP, staying 4 days and 3 nights does it pay to drive/fly to Rome, Venice, or Florence?
Anyone know a way to spend very few points for a flight from MXP to Rome?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Vosizderneias on March 13, 2014, 11:41:26 PM
Def dont stay in rome for that long
Venice is a car/boat ride away
Florence is like 3 hr train, beautiful views along the way
But romes far
Title: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Vosizderneias on March 13, 2014, 11:41:45 PM

Def dont stay in milan for that long
Venice is a car/boat ride away
Florence is like 3 hr train, beautiful views along the way
But romes far
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: MaaYanky on March 14, 2014, 12:09:25 AM
Def dont stay in milan for that long
Venice is a car/boat ride away
Florence is like 3 hr train, beautiful views along the way
But romes far
Is there that much to do in Venice or Florence, or is it just that there isn't enough to do in Milan?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on March 14, 2014, 12:23:10 AM
Is there that much to do in Venice or Florence, or is it just that there isn't enough to do in Milan?
the latter
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: MaaYanky on March 14, 2014, 12:31:01 AM
Def dont stay in milan for that long
Venice is a car/boat ride away
Florence is like 3 hr train, beautiful views along the way
But romes far

the latter
Thanx!
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: jmansour on March 14, 2014, 06:24:22 AM
If I'm landing in MXP, staying 4 days and 3 nights does it pay to drive/fly to Rome, Venice, or Florence?
Anyone know a way to spend very few points for a flight from MXP to Rome?
Do not stay in milan that long! You will go crazy. Florence is an hour and a half away by train and well worth it.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: MaaYanky on March 14, 2014, 01:07:16 PM
Do not stay in milan that long! You will go crazy. Florence is an hour and a half away by train and well worth it.
If I'm renting a car does it pay to drive? How is the driving, parking and gas prices there? I'm quoted from Emirates' site $55 for 4 days, INCLUDING tax and fees!
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on March 14, 2014, 01:14:18 PM
If I'm renting a car does it pay to drive? How is the driving, parking and gas prices there? I'm quoted from Emirates' site $55 for 4 days, INCLUDING tax and fees!
Is it an automatic? Do you know how to drive stick?
Driving is fine but it's a three hour drive. Must pay for parking. It's not cheap. Gas is expensive like everywhere else in the world other than the US
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: jmansour on March 14, 2014, 01:32:44 PM
If I'm renting a car does it pay to drive? How is the driving, parking and gas prices there? I'm quoted from Emirates' site $55 for 4 days, INCLUDING tax and fees!
id rather not drive its not worth the headache, the train is nice and easy plus its fast. If you book it in advance you could get it for 80 euros round trip per person.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: MaaYanky on March 14, 2014, 01:37:03 PM
Is it an automatic? Do you know how to drive stick?
Driving is fine but it's a three hour drive. Must pay for parking. It's not cheap. Gas is expensive like everywhere else in the world other than the US
Nope. Yup! :)
Only downside is that my wife can't take over at the wheel.
Google Maps puts Florence 3hrs away and Venice 2.5hrs away. Are they both worth visiting?
How do the costs/experience compare between driving and taking the train?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: MaaYanky on March 14, 2014, 01:42:25 PM
id rather not drive its not worth the headache, the train is nice and easy plus its fast. If you book it in advance you could get it for 80 euros round trip per person.
How would I book it in advance?
Would it make sense to do Milan-Venice-Florence-Milan, and stay in other cities each night?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: jmansour on March 14, 2014, 01:53:26 PM
How would I book it in advance?
Would it make sense to do Milan-Venice-Florence-Milan, and stay in other cities each night?
http://www.italiarail.com/
you could do florence as a day trip easily since its only hour and half by train. Milan is basically northwest in italy, florence is south of there and venice is northeast. Depends how many days you have plus how much your wife can handle.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: doublejay on March 28, 2014, 11:48:04 AM
Just realized my arriving flight is in LIN ariport  :o !

Anyone know how to manage getting around from there?

I want to go to either Rome, Florence, or Venice from there and preferable stop for kosher food or quick visit to Milan first. Planning on taking train but thinking maybe I should fly?
Title: Kosher Milan
Post by: leahlipton on April 07, 2014, 12:31:09 AM
Can anyone share a good location, neighborhood, and/or hotel to stay in Milan, Italy that is reasonably close to a shul? How about advice on kosher restaurants in Milan?
Title: Re: Kosher Milan
Post by: chucksterace on April 07, 2014, 12:34:55 AM
Can anyone share a good location, neighborhood, and/or hotel to stay in Milan, Italy that is reasonably close to a shul? How about advice on kosher restaurants in Milan?

Thank you for making a new thread on something already discussed in length. If you would do a simple search you would find a thread that would answer all your questions. Thank you for playing.

ETA: Since I am in a good mood, here you go - http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=10074
Title: Re: Kosher Milan
Post by: HP58 on April 07, 2014, 02:24:17 AM
@Mods please merge.
Title: Re: Kosher Milan
Post by: ChAiM'l on April 07, 2014, 04:48:56 AM
@Mods please merge.

(http://i.imgur.com/XBoedw9.png)
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: SOS on May 21, 2014, 12:26:59 AM
I am thinking of going to lake como from Milan in the summer, does it make sense to rent a car for the day to drive there or should I just take the train?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on May 21, 2014, 12:33:50 AM
I am thinking of going to lake como from Milan in the summer, does it make sense to rent a car for the day to drive there or should I just take the train?

Take the train. Fast, easy, and convenient.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on May 21, 2014, 12:35:02 AM
Take the train. Fast, easy, and convenient.
make sure you can get north of Como (either by boat or public transport). Como looks dreary compared to the rest of the lake Como
Title: Re: Re: milan italy
Post by: ilherman on May 21, 2014, 12:38:28 AM
Paid. Like $80.
FTFY
Wow, prices are now about $800 a night  :-\
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on May 21, 2014, 12:41:19 AM
What would be the cheapest way to stay in the PH?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on May 21, 2014, 12:42:42 AM
What would be the cheapest way to stay in the PH?

Free night cert. Or points.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on May 21, 2014, 12:46:37 AM
Free night cert. Or points.
Do night cert have black out dates?

There should be a thread here about buying cert, how much are they about?

How many points these dates?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on May 21, 2014, 12:49:47 AM
Wow, prices are now about $800 a night  :-\
actually paid $74.32
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on May 21, 2014, 12:50:35 AM
actually paid $74.32
Gosh, was it the same as it's now? Was it a glitch  ;)
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on May 21, 2014, 12:53:07 AM
are we talking about the same hotel? I stayed at the airport
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on May 21, 2014, 12:54:30 AM
are we talking about the same hotel? I stayed at the airport
:-\ And I am talking about the 1 in the wiki!
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on May 21, 2014, 12:56:23 AM
:-\ And I am talking about the 1 in the wiki!
what made you think I stayed there?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on May 21, 2014, 12:56:38 AM
Do night cert have black out dates?

There should be a thread here about buying cert, how much are they about?

How many points these dates?

No blackout days I believe. But they do need have the basic room available on points.

Here is the thread you are talking about - http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=12209. 30k points per point. But definitely a great hotel, GREAT LOCATION
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on May 21, 2014, 12:57:36 AM
thx

BTW, why did you remove the pictures from your TR?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on May 21, 2014, 12:58:16 AM
thx

BTW, why did you remove the pictures from your TR?

I didn't. maybe they removed automatically. If you are interested in they I can try to fix
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on May 21, 2014, 01:05:27 AM
I didn't. maybe they removed automatically. If you are interested in they I can try to fix
Would appreciate it. If its not to hard..
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on May 21, 2014, 01:11:28 AM
Would appreciate it. If its not to hard..

Done.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on May 21, 2014, 01:16:52 AM
thx!
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on May 21, 2014, 01:18:05 AM
thx!

np. when you thinking of going?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on May 21, 2014, 01:18:13 AM
Done.
Hey, still nothing...
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on May 21, 2014, 01:19:45 AM
Hey, still nothing...

I cannot edit the original post. Look at the last post, I quoted the Original and updated them in there
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on May 21, 2014, 01:21:48 AM
thx. forgot you're not a mod yet  :P
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on May 21, 2014, 01:27:18 AM

thx. forgot you're not a mod yet  :P

Yet? ??? Is there something i dunno about?

:P
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on May 21, 2014, 09:13:47 AM
Anyone stayed in the Marriott?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: SOS on May 21, 2014, 03:45:28 PM

Friday night we went to the Great Synagogue, about a 20-minute walk. After, we had a small meal in our room. Shabbat morning we went to Chabad, unfortunately they didnít get a Minyan, but had lunch there after.

On Sunday we took a trip up to Lake Como. The train took about 40 minutes each way. Besides for walking around, you can take a boat tour or a train type lift up a mountain. We ended up going for the boat ride, which wasnít bad and had some great views. At night we went out to Re Salomone, which is fancy and very good. We got the Lahmajain, Primavera, Home Made Mean Ravioli, and the Chicken Mix with Salad. For dessert, we decided to try the Tatin Cake. Might sound like a lot but wasnít that much.



was there a minyan during the week?
its only a 40 min train to lake como? google maps showes 90 min?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on May 21, 2014, 03:56:38 PM
was there a minyan during the week?
its only a 40 min train to lake como? google maps showes 90 min?

Dunno about during the week. I was there only for Shabbat.

The actually train from the Milan Main Station to Como Main Station is about 40 minutes.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: SOS on May 21, 2014, 04:17:45 PM
Did you go higher than como or do you stay there?
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Post by: chucksterace on May 21, 2014, 04:24:44 PM

Did you go higher than como or do you stay there?

Nope. Just went to the lake
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: SOS on May 21, 2014, 08:09:09 PM
Besides for lake como what else will be open in August?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 26, 2014, 03:57:39 PM
Anyone with last min recommendation for Carmel and Denzel? What to order?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on May 26, 2014, 04:02:40 PM

Anyone with last min recommendation for Carmel and Denzel? What to order?

For Denzel the burger was pretty good. Try to go to Re Solomone, was very good. Look at my Trip Report upthread for suggestions there.
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Post by: mena613 on July 02, 2014, 02:30:16 PM
Just booked a flight to Milan for tomorrow with my wife and need to know best place to stay ?

Any feasible hotels near the Jewish community >?

Anyone meet any nice families we could go to the shabbas meals for ?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: SOS on August 12, 2014, 05:49:33 PM
What's the kashrus situation in milan
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on August 12, 2014, 06:17:37 PM
What's the kashrus situation in milan

There are a bunch of kosher places to eat. And at least one of the bigger supermarkets in the Jewish area has some kosher products as well.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: SOS on August 12, 2014, 06:18:06 PM
What's good?
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Post by: sky121 on August 12, 2014, 06:19:15 PM
What's good?

Good hechsher? Good to eat?
Check out the wiki.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: SOS on August 12, 2014, 06:19:51 PM
Good food
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Post by: sky121 on August 12, 2014, 06:23:10 PM
I've only eaten at My Kafe and Caramels. Caramels was better in my opinion.
My Kafe has a better vibe- nicer, cleaner etc.
Caramels food was better IME.
My KAFE sells gelato as well.
My KAFE has longer hours as well IME.
 
I never got to any fleishig places.

They are a 5 minute walk away from each other.

Nearby is a kosher bakery as well that sells many kosher products (not sure the hechsher on the baked good themselves) and a supermarket nearby that sells kosher products.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: SOS on August 12, 2014, 06:48:27 PM
Thanks
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Post by: ari9 on August 12, 2014, 07:42:19 PM
Here's my opinions:

My Kafe - excellent place for brunch/lunch. Amazing drinks, food (pizza, salad, etc), and really good ice cream. It's a regular cafe with indoor and outdoor seating. Everything was very fresh, made on the spot but not a long wait.
Carmel - wasn't too impressed with either food or service, it was ok but nothing amazing
Re Salamone - Had to take it to go but it was really great food. Don't remember exactly what we ordered but everything we got was good. (Hard to find parking nearby).
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: ari9 on August 12, 2014, 07:54:55 PM
@SOS
are you going soon? I remember reading upthread that loads of places are closed in august
what are you planning to do there? we basically only did things out of the city but I can try to write a TR soon
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: SOS on August 16, 2014, 08:47:30 PM
@SOS
are you going soon? I remember reading upthread that loads of places are closed in august
what are you planning to do there? we basically only did things out of the city but I can try to write a TR soon
I am leaving Venice tomorrow morning to lake como and going to milan at night
I have a flight out of milan Monday night
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: SOS on August 16, 2014, 08:49:33 PM
What shul is the one mentioned  earlier that's waking distance to the park Hyatt? I googled a few shuls from godaven and they are a 20 min taxi away?

Also will the shul be open in August?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: SOS on August 17, 2014, 04:21:00 PM
@SOS
are you going soon? I remember reading upthread that loads of places are closed in august
what are you planning to do there? we basically only did things out of the city but I can try to write a TR soon
Did you go to the old shul in milan? I see that they have tours... is it intresting?
Did you to the castle?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: ari9 on August 17, 2014, 09:25:56 PM
We didn't do anything in Milan itself except sleep and eat (and walk along the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele near the PH)
we did 3 day trips - to Lake Como, to Stresa and the islands, and to Locarno
any questions about those places I'd be glad to answer
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: cohen220 on December 07, 2014, 10:56:30 AM
If I have about 5 hours of time to do something in Milan what should I do? I will be landing in Milan late at night. Staying in park hyatt and leaving next day on train at 5:00 pm. Also if anyone can recommend a good place to get lunch?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on December 07, 2014, 11:00:12 AM

If I have about 5 hours of time to do something in Milan what should I do? I will be landing in Milan late at night. Staying in park hyatt and leaving next day on train at 5:00 pm. Also if anyone can recommend a good place to get lunch?
sleep. Milan is a boring city. Or you can just go to the shopping center by the duomo.
Eat lunch by Carmel but don't get the pizza
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: morgs on December 07, 2014, 01:00:59 PM
sleep. Milan is a boring city. Or you can just go to the shopping center by the duomo.
+1
really nothing-we shopped a bit and went to the "palace" there-which was a total waste of time!
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on December 07, 2014, 01:03:15 PM
The Milan Duomo itself is quite amazing and worth taking a glimpse at in my opinion.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: cohen220 on December 07, 2014, 06:03:47 PM
Thanks. Any suggestions about transportation from MXP to the park Hyatt? Landing at 9:30 pm.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on December 07, 2014, 06:18:06 PM
Search and you shall find your answers

We took the train from the airport to cadorna which was around 10 euro and 40 minutes. We then took the metro 3 stops to duomo where the park hyatt is located just a short walk from.


After landing I took the Malpensa Express to Cadorna station and then a quick taxi over to the Park Hyatt.

Either one of these options is good. Personally I did the second one but if I ever go back will do the first one, train plus metro instead of taxi.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on February 09, 2015, 04:31:45 PM
any recommendations or knowledge of the current food scene there kashrus-wise? i will be there for a couple hours toward the evening and looking for good food
there are a bunch of places here http://www.jewishmilan.com/ but last time i was there it was not accurate and some are the places could hardly be considered kosher
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on February 15, 2015, 04:50:55 AM
From MXP to the city center, should I take a bus or train?
every time I went I took the bus,  Was wondering if the train is a better option.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Let3 on March 24, 2015, 01:27:32 PM
Coming in from Rome and have one night and half day to spend in Milan-
What's recommended to see there?
Restaurants that have good hechsher?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on March 24, 2015, 01:33:51 PM
Coming in from Rome and have one night and half day to spend in Milan-
What's recommended to see there?
Restaurants that have good hechsher?

The Duomo is pretty neat and the area around is just nice to walk around. That being said, I'd leave and go to the lake an hour away.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Let3 on March 24, 2015, 01:37:10 PM
The Duomo is pretty neat and the area around is just nice to walk around. That being said, I'd leave and go to the lake an hour away.
Even if you only had till 3 ish?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on March 24, 2015, 01:39:12 PM
Maybe.

When exactly are you coming in and leaving?

Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on March 24, 2015, 01:40:50 PM
Coming in from Rome and have one night and half day to spend in Milan-
What's recommended to see there?
Restaurants that have good hechsher?
http://www.jewishmilan.com

There's not much there, go to duomo, and walk around the shopping complex
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Let3 on March 24, 2015, 01:42:34 PM
Maybe.

When exactly are you coming in and leaving?
Didnt book a train yet from Rome- but looking to leave about 2 (april1) which will arrive at Milan train st at 5:30ish, at least 6:30 till settle at hotel...
Then have to be at airport next day (April 2) at 4 ish ...
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Let3 on April 01, 2015, 12:09:15 PM
So what are restaurant recommendations (kosher and good) in Milan?
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Post by: @Yehuda on April 01, 2015, 12:10:26 PM
So what are restaurant recommendations (kosher and good) in Milan?
WIYF
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on April 01, 2015, 01:50:44 PM
So what are restaurant recommendations (kosher and good) in Milan?
I have been most satisfied with carvel
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: bubble347 on April 26, 2015, 01:16:41 AM
Any kosher establishments (Bakery, supermarket, restaurant) open later than 11:30pm?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on April 26, 2015, 02:05:09 AM
Any kosher establishments (Bakery, supermarket, restaurant) open later than 11:30pm?
Definitely not when i was there
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: moish on May 27, 2015, 01:54:22 PM
a bit late, but if youre into art, da vinci's last supper is fabulous
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on June 02, 2015, 11:39:38 PM
If im taking a train from Venice to Milan, is there a stop that's near the park hyatt, or will I have to take another train, or taxi to get there ?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on September 07, 2015, 01:33:59 PM
Is there any kosher food near the airport hotels ?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on September 07, 2015, 02:36:56 PM
Is there any kosher food near the airport hotels ?
Depends what you call near, all the places are in the same area in town, around 45 minutes away minimum
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Hershelsdeals on November 12, 2015, 04:44:25 PM
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Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: yochiek93 on November 12, 2015, 04:46:19 PM
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It's craziness
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Post by: yochiek93 on November 12, 2015, 08:21:01 PM
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Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on December 02, 2015, 08:48:16 PM
So I will be in Milan beginning of Feb landing 12:05pm and departing 10:50pm besides eating anything else interesting to do in Milan?   
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on December 03, 2015, 04:19:02 AM
So I will be in Milan beginning of Feb landing 12:05pm and departing 10:50pm besides eating anything else interesting to do in Milan?
Not much to do. Take a train to the duomo and the fancy shopping center right there and take the citibikes for a half hour spin of the area
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on December 03, 2015, 08:08:07 AM
Not much to do. Take a train to the duomo and the fancy shopping center right there and take the citibikes for a half hour spin of the area
Anything historical to see? DW likes history.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on December 03, 2015, 08:29:28 AM
Anything historical to see? DW likes history.
Lots, didn't categorize as interesting
Jewish history or reg?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on December 03, 2015, 09:09:28 AM
Lots, didn't categorize as interesting
Jewish history or reg?
More to the Jewish side but some ancient non Jewish related would be interesting.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on January 03, 2016, 11:03:14 PM
Lots, didn't categorize as interesting
Jewish history or reg?
More to the Jewish side but some ancient non Jewish related would be interesting.
bump
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Shegold on January 11, 2016, 10:40:00 AM
What are some things to see in Milan or nearby? Going next week
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on January 11, 2016, 11:02:13 AM
What are some things to see in Milan or nearby? Going next week
The lakes nearby.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: ari9 on January 13, 2016, 04:53:00 PM
What are some things to see in Milan or nearby? Going next week
We stayed in PH Milan and (since we weren't too interested in the actual city) did day trips to lake como,  the borromean islands, and locarno (just over the Switzerland border and my favorite by far)
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: ari9 on January 13, 2016, 06:48:44 PM
We stayed in PH Milan and (since we weren't too interested in the actual city) did day trips to lake como,  the borromean islands, and locarno (just over the Switzerland border and my favorite by far)
Also check out lonely planet "the Italian lakes" book, great resource
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Shegold on January 13, 2016, 07:51:32 PM
Lake como is big.... Where exactly and what do I do? Look at the lake?
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Post by: sky121 on January 13, 2016, 08:15:32 PM
Lake como is big.... Where exactly and what do I do? Look at the lake?
Yup.
It's a beautiful place.
Take a boat ride from town to town and enjoy walking around. 
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Post by: DMYD on January 13, 2016, 08:21:09 PM
Yup.
It's a beautiful place.
Take a boat ride from town to town and enjoy walking around.
Any Jewish history to see in Milan?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: ari9 on January 13, 2016, 08:59:19 PM
Lake como is big.... Where exactly and what do I do? Look at the lake?
We drove along the shore and stopped in a few places (one had a park). You can prob do a boat ride but we didn't as we came too late in the day.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on January 25, 2016, 06:25:04 PM
How long of a drive is from MXP to Lake Como?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Hershelsdeals on January 25, 2016, 06:43:10 PM
How long of a drive is from MXP to Lake Como?
Giyf
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on January 25, 2016, 07:11:19 PM
Giyf
Lake Como is big, which part do you get off?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on January 25, 2016, 07:48:05 PM
Lake Como is big, which part do you get off?
Many options. Belaggio is a popular destination.
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Post by: Ergel on January 25, 2016, 08:20:08 PM
Many options. Belaggio is a popular destination.
+1 don't just go to Como. It is dreary compared to Belaggio.
It's a pretty scary drive in a one lane two way road on the side of a mountain. But well worth it
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on January 25, 2016, 08:22:05 PM
Many options. Belaggio is a popular destination.
Anything closer that's nice to see? To Belaggio it's an hr and half from MXP,  I have a 10 hr stop I guess it's enough time, how long do you hang out at Lake Como?
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Post by: DMYD on January 25, 2016, 08:24:10 PM
+1 don't just go to Como. It is dreary compared to Belaggio.
It's a pretty scary drive in a one lane two way road on the side of a mountain. But well worth it
And this is all possible with a 10 hr stop?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on January 25, 2016, 10:46:43 PM
Anything closer that's nice to see? To Belaggio it's an hr and half from MXP,  I have a 10 hr stop I guess it's enough time, how long do you hang out at Lake Como?

You can do an hour. Two. Or your whole stopover. But I'd give 2 hours for each way.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on January 25, 2016, 11:21:38 PM
You can do an hour. Two. Or your whole stopover. But I'd give 2 hours for each way.
sounds good. To there I have a chauffeur that EK will provide, but what are the options to return to MXP or to the kosher restaurant in Milan?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on January 26, 2016, 09:27:34 AM
Many options. Belaggio is a popular destination.

+1 don't just go to Como. It is dreary compared to Belaggio.
It's a pretty scary drive in a one lane two way road on the side of a mountain. But well worth it
I emailed the Belaggio boat tour, and they said that their boats are going under yearly maintenance. I am going in the beginning of February, anything to do there besides boat tours or are there other boat tours?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on January 26, 2016, 12:17:48 PM
I emailed the Belaggio boat tour, and they said that their boats are going under yearly maintenance. I am going in the beginning of February, anything to do there besides boat tours or are there other boat tours?
Not much to do there. It's just insanely beautiful and a cute little town.
I went for a swim, but I doubt you can do that in February
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on January 26, 2016, 12:53:14 PM
Not much to do there. It's just insanely beautiful and a cute little town.
I went for a swim, but I doubt you can do that in February
So it wouldn't pay to travel around 2 hrs there from Milan and back in February?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on March 27, 2016, 06:35:02 PM
I'm eating 1 lunch in Milan next week. 

Where do I go?

Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on March 27, 2016, 07:42:23 PM
I'm eating 1 lunch in Milan next week. 

Where do I go?
My cafe
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on March 27, 2016, 07:48:57 PM
My cafe
I can't find the menu online.  What about for Meaty?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on March 27, 2016, 08:32:20 PM
I can't find the menu online.  What about for Meaty?
Don't know but the food was good.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: RafLip on May 10, 2016, 02:41:37 AM
Heading to Milan from Israel for the weekend tomorrow morning (5/11/16). Spending first day in Milan Central (food, shopping), then heading to Como at night. Waking up in Como on Thursday with two (almost full - except travel for Shabbat) days to spend in the lake region. Was originally planning one day trip to Lake Lugano (Switzerland) as it is a 40 minute train from Como, and then on Friday, to do a boat tour of the Bellagio portion of the lake (with a stop in the town itself). Back to Milan on Friday afternoon for Shabbat where we will be staying at the Milan Marriott Hotel and being hosted for Shabbat meals by the Chabad house. Shabbat day we will simply walk around and see the main attractions (Duomo...) until Shabbat afternoon where we will be back to Chabad for meals. Saturday night all restaurants closed this time of year, so we will be getting kosher gellatto and then heading to MXP for a stay at Moxy Milan Malpensa for our Sunday flight at noon.

Any recommendations or contacts for food/tours in either region (central/lakes)? Was probably going to eat at Denzel (Meat - Kosher) for Wednesday afternoon/night.

Also - it may rain the entire time, anyone have experience with milan/lakes in the rain?

TIA
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on May 10, 2016, 08:47:01 AM
Carmel is the best choise in Milan IMO. I had the Cheese ravioli in pink sauce which was very good, Bruschette fresh tomato
 which if you like garlic is amazing, and they make a deep fried calzone which is like a doughnut with pizza inside which is a must have it was very unique and delicious.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on May 10, 2016, 10:57:41 AM
Carmel is the best choise in Milan IMO. I had the Cheese ravioli in pink sauce which was very good, Bruschette fresh tomato
 which if you like garlic is amazing, and they make a deep fried calzone which is like a doughnut with pizza inside which is a must have it was very unique and delicious.
I agree but thought the actual pizza was an embarrassment to Italy.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on May 11, 2016, 03:17:30 PM
I agree but thought the actual pizza was an embarrassment to Italy.
Right I also had the pizza, wasn't very good. So bad I forgot I had it lol.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on May 11, 2016, 03:43:56 PM
Went tonight to Re Solomone food was good and decently priced
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on May 11, 2016, 04:12:28 PM
Went tonight to Re Solomone food was good and decently priced

Any pics?  The food situation there is a bit sad. It's a pity.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on May 11, 2016, 04:15:19 PM
Any pics?  The food situation there is a bit sad. It's a pity.
Didn't take any pictures
Portions were small and they have a huge menu so most of the stuff are probably frozen but everything was decent
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: lubaby on May 11, 2016, 04:23:46 PM
The food situation there is a bit sad. It's a pity.
Maybe for meat. The breakfast "situation" in My KafŤ is great.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on May 12, 2016, 09:40:46 AM
Maybe for meat. The breakfast "situation" in My KafŤ is great.
My Cafe and Carmel are both great.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: CreamofSoup on January 05, 2017, 08:57:10 AM
Flying into Milan from LHR - its looking like MXP is about 10 euro's cheaper (or 1k pts on the UR site) but LIN is to the city center and would be less to get to the city center. Anybody have thoughts on which airport would be better to fly into?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: shulem92 on January 05, 2017, 10:45:25 AM
Flying into Milan from LHR - its looking like MXP is about 10 euro's cheaper (or 1k pts on the UR site) but LIN is to the city center and would be less to get to the city center. Anybody have thoughts on which airport would be better to fly into?
It costs around £5-10 to get from MXP on local shuttles
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 16, 2017, 09:50:46 AM
So aside from MyKafe and Carmel, what to do during an 8 hour connection in MXP?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on March 16, 2017, 10:03:52 AM
So aside from MyKafe and Carmel, what to do during an 8 hour connection in MXP?
Ever been to that boring City before?
Take a hop on/hop off open top bus to all the touristy and unexciting places. Ogle at all the ridiculously overpriced stores in Piazza del Duomo and have the pigeons outside land all over you.
Ride one of the city bikes along the canals.

Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: BP16 on March 16, 2017, 10:04:25 AM
So aside from MyKafe and Carmel, what to do during an 8 hour connection in MXP?
Well I spent about 5hrs in MyKafe
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 16, 2017, 10:15:43 AM
Ever been to that boring City before?
Nope
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on March 16, 2017, 12:34:56 PM
Nope
Nm to do there, unless you want to go to art museums and spend money on overpriced Italian goods
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 16, 2017, 07:57:15 PM
Ever been to that boring City before?
Take a hop on/hop off open top bus to all the touristy and unexciting places. Ogle at all the ridiculously overpriced stores in Piazza del Duomo and have the pigeons outside land all over you.
Ride one of the city bikes along the canals.


If only I biked  ;D

So 10 hours in Milan and nothing to do but eat at 2 places. Hmm.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: ari9 on March 16, 2017, 08:11:43 PM
So aside from MyKafe and Carmel, what to do during an 8 hour connection in MXP?
Lake como. Little over an hour by car, not sure how long by train. Although if you're getting food don't know if you'll have time, traffic can be crazy in that city
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 16, 2017, 08:12:54 PM
Lake como. Little over an hour by car, not sure how long by train. Although if you're getting food don't know if you'll have time, traffic can be crazy in that city
Actually I have 10 hours to play with.

Is there anything to do at Lake Como in March?
Worth renting a car for?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: ari9 on March 16, 2017, 08:23:52 PM
It'll depend on the weather. if it's cold, being near the water may not be pleasant. I was there in April and the weather was perfect. como is a beautiful lake with mountain scenery, if that's your cup of tea. There are ferries/boat rides from various towns around the lake. In general, the area is full of churches and those are most of the main "attractions". Milan doesn't have much to do except eat and see the (overrated imo) Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 16, 2017, 10:29:13 PM
70 degrees.

So arrive MXP 11am
Rent car
Arrive Carmel 12pm
Walk to MyKafe 1pm
Drive to Lake Como and arrive 3pm
Depart Lake Como 6:30pm
Return car at MXP 8pm
Depart 920pm.

Crazy?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 17, 2017, 02:05:48 AM
Make sense to drive to Como to take a boat ride RT from Como to Torno and a RT funicular ride?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on March 17, 2017, 03:21:48 AM
70 degrees.

So arrive MXP 11am
Rent car
Arrive Carmel 12pm
Walk to MyKafe 1pm
Drive to Lake Como and arrive 3pm
Depart Lake Como 6:30pm
Return car at MXP 8pm
Depart 920pm.

Crazy?

Service at carmel was a little slow, the food was very solid
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on March 17, 2017, 06:54:49 AM
Actually I have 10 hours to play with.

Is there anything to do at Lake Como in March?
Worth renting a car for?
Beautiful drive up and down the lake
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on March 17, 2017, 08:06:23 AM
I'd skip the food and just do Lake Como.  Wasn't impressed with the food. The lake on the other hand was spectacular.

Or I'd just chill. Get food. See the Duomo, walk around etc. Save Como when you have more time.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on March 17, 2017, 08:56:03 AM
70 degrees.

So arrive MXP 11am
Rent car
Arrive Carmel 12pm
Walk to MyKafe 1pm
Drive to Lake Como and arrive 3pm
Depart Lake Como 6:30pm
Return car at MXP 8pm
Depart 920pm.

Crazy?
The deep fried calzone from carmel is just awesome, their ravioli is good as well, pizza was not. MyKafe was ok, but nothing special pretty good gilato.

Just driving around Como is so awesome. Driving all the way to bellagio, is 20 or so mile drive around the lake you won't forget. And in bellagio you can take a taxi across the lake and right back, don't even have to get out of your car, pretty neat experience having your car on the lake.

The biggest problem I see is an hour 20 to return a car and make checkin. May have been my experience but the car rental lot is very far from the terminal when I was there after hours, I think there may be a train during regular hours, someone else should weigh in. We waited 30 minutes for a bus to come and take us, or we could of taken a taxi for like 60 euro for the 5 minute drive.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on March 17, 2017, 08:59:16 AM
View from water taxi in bellagio:

(http://i.imgur.com/8eVsYcF.jpg)
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on March 17, 2017, 06:22:36 PM
Lake Como is one of the most stunning places I've been.
Do NOT just drive to Como and say you've seen the lake. Ugly city. Need to drive to Bellagio. Although the drive is crazy. Two way one lane road on the side of a cliff
Bellagio is also a quaint little town. Won't be much of anything to do though. Just walk around and chill. Will be too cold to jump into the lake (like I did in August)
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Baglach on March 29, 2017, 12:34:54 PM
Are the Meat restaurant glatt meat?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: boyozucker on May 16, 2017, 10:19:54 AM
Anyone have a phone number for the chabad house in Milan? Are they still offering to host people for shabbos meals? Also what's the closest shul from the Park Hyatt? Tia.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Adam101 on June 07, 2017, 08:53:23 PM
Can't find the Italy Master Thread. Has anyone been to the kosher 'eatery' at the Tiberio Palace on Capri Island? Reports? Reviews? Looking to go for shabbos in July.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: SRM on June 15, 2017, 05:37:06 PM
Lake Como is one of the most stunning places I've been.
Do NOT just drive to Como and say you've seen the lake. Ugly city. Need to drive to Bellagio. Although the drive is crazy. Two way one lane road on the side of a cliff
Bellagio is also a quaint little town. Won't be much of anything to do though. Just walk around and chill. Will be too cold to jump into the lake (like I did in August)

Is there any kosher food in Lake Como? if not what do people usually do for food? Do any restaurants from Milan deliver?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: SRM on July 06, 2017, 12:13:57 AM
Which restaurant is more elegant and has better food, Re Salomone or Denzel?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on July 06, 2017, 01:57:46 AM
Which restaurant is more elegant and has better food, Re Salomone or Denzel?
Never been to the first but Denzel was nice and had good food.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: mendyt on August 15, 2017, 01:11:12 AM
Booked today a round trip  JFK-MXP on EK in November, Final destination is Israel, Yet to be booked..
Should I book a 24hr layover and just go to Lake como, or should i rather do 36hr stop and cover Venice?

Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: mendyt on August 16, 2017, 06:55:57 PM
Booked today a round trip  JFK-MXP on EK in November, Final destination is Israel, Yet to be booked..
Should I book a 24hr layover and just go to Lake como, or should i rather do 36hr stop and cover Venice?

BUMP
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: moish on August 17, 2017, 04:55:59 PM
venice
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: mendyt on August 17, 2017, 04:57:53 PM
venice
Thanks!
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: jose34 on August 19, 2017, 03:43:18 PM
venice

+1
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: yg99 on January 22, 2018, 10:27:15 AM
https://yeahthatskosher.com/2018/01/romes-baghetto-restaurant-group-opening-kosher-restaurant-in-milan-italy/
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on January 22, 2018, 10:38:22 AM
https://yeahthatskosher.com/2018/01/romes-baghetto-restaurant-group-opening-kosher-restaurant-in-milan-italy/
Nice!
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Srsy on January 22, 2018, 11:05:10 AM
Any restaurants near the airport?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: yg99 on January 23, 2018, 10:16:11 AM
No. The airport is quite far from the city.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: ludmila on January 23, 2018, 03:37:17 PM
No. The airport is quite far from the city.
MXP is about 50 minutes from city center by taxi.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: chevron on March 16, 2018, 02:20:28 PM
Why no Italy master thread ? if I have a week in Italy, where should I visit ?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on March 16, 2018, 02:55:56 PM
Why no Italy master thread ? if I have a week in Italy, where should I visit ?
Italy? Or specifically Milan?
If you're in Milan head up to Lake Como.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: chevron on March 16, 2018, 03:40:29 PM
Italy? Or specifically Milan?
If you're in Milan head up to Lake Como.

Italy.. as I said, theres no italian master thread
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: shwarmabob on March 16, 2018, 03:50:21 PM
Why no Italy master thread ? if I have a week in Italy, where should I visit ?
Venice, Rome, Florence. You can easily spend the whole week in any of those places if you don't want to rush
Florence, Pisa, Siena and Tuscany
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: chevron on March 16, 2018, 04:07:24 PM
Venice, Rome, Florence. You can easily spend the whole week in any of those places if you don't want to rush
Florence, Pisa, Siena and Tuscany

Awesome, Whats best way to get around ital, rail or plane ?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: chevron on March 16, 2018, 04:23:02 PM
I see rail is cheap, so Rome, Venice, Genoa, Florence, Pisa, Livorno?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: chevron on March 16, 2018, 04:32:09 PM
question, how to max travel. Like fly into rome and fly out of venice to athens ? or vice versa ?

Rail Rome to florence, livorno, pisa, genoa, milan, venice in that order ? Anything to see in Verona or Bologna ?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: chevron on March 16, 2018, 04:36:39 PM
Is train better than renting a car ? would be 4-5 people
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on March 16, 2018, 04:38:03 PM
For a week I'd pick 2 cities..maybe Rome and Venice and take the train.   Or down south. Either way I wouldn't try doing too many cities in one week.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: chevron on March 16, 2018, 04:47:07 PM
For a week I'd pick 2 cities..maybe Rome and Venice and take the train.   Or down south. Either way I wouldn't try doing too many cities in one week.

Why not ? im ambitious!
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on March 16, 2018, 04:51:25 PM
Why not ? im ambitious!
It's not about ambition. It's about how you travel.
And how much you want to explore each city.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on April 22, 2018, 04:37:14 PM
It's not about ambition. It's about how you travel.
And how much you want to explore each city.
my wife wants to do a day in Milan since her grandmother is from there. If we land late at night or early am and do one day in Milan, then what other 2 cities would folks recommend? Between Rome, Venice, Florence?
Primary con ern is kosher food, then comes nice things to do and beautiful things gs to see.
Do we need a car in any of the locations?
Also neither of us speaks a word of Italian
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: DTM on May 10, 2018, 10:25:18 AM
We didn't do anything in Milan itself except sleep and eat (and walk along the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele near the PH)
we did 3 day trips - to Lake Como, to Stresa and the islands, and to Locarno
any questions about those places I'd be glad to answer
@ari9 Did you do the day trips by train or car? How long did the travel to each take? In retrospect, would it be better to sleep over in these places? I'm considering that but my main issue is kosher food outside of Milan. Thanks   
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: DTM on May 10, 2018, 10:40:18 AM
Heading to Milan from Israel for the weekend tomorrow morning (5/11/16). Spending first day in Milan Central (food, shopping), then heading to Como at night. Waking up in Como on Thursday with two (almost full - except travel for Shabbat) days to spend in the lake region. Was originally planning one day trip to Lake Lugano (Switzerland) as it is a 40 minute train from Como, and then on Friday, to do a boat tour of the Bellagio portion of the lake (with a stop in the town itself). Back to Milan on Friday afternoon for Shabbat where we will be staying at the Milan Marriott Hotel and being hosted for Shabbat meals by the Chabad house. Shabbat day we will simply walk around and see the main attractions (Duomo...) until Shabbat afternoon where we will be back to Chabad for meals. Saturday night all restaurants closed this time of year, so we will be getting kosher gellatto and then heading to MXP for a stay at Moxy Milan Malpensa for our Sunday flight at noon.
...
TIA
@ RafLiP How did this trip work out? How were the Chabad House meals?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: DTM on May 13, 2018, 10:00:05 AM
We are planning a trip to Milan and nearby Lake Region and wonder if anyone can tell us about Shabbos hospitality with Chabad. How was it, where are they located, where did you stay, and how did you contact them? Also, which restaurants are best?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: DTM on May 14, 2018, 03:01:47 PM
There seem to be 2 Chabads in Milan with Shabbos hospitality: one with Rav Michael Elmaleh at Naar Israel piazza castello 5 and another with Rav Tzemach, Bet Hatalmud, via luigi soderini 35 with meals at via Francesco Carlini 5. Please post if you have any idea about either or both of these.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on May 17, 2018, 03:46:29 PM
thiking about doing rome and venice, however departing flight may be out of milan. plan is to arrive rome monday late morning, stay a couple days, then wednesday evening train to venice then do shabbos venice. Then sunday am train to milan and leave monday am from milan.
Is this too ambitious? Too little time in rome/venice? not enough in milan?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on May 28, 2018, 06:53:20 PM
thiking about doing rome and venice, however departing flight may be out of milan. plan is to arrive rome monday late morning, stay a couple days, then wednesday evening train to venice then do shabbos venice. Then sunday am train to milan and leave monday am from milan.
Is this too ambitious? Too little time in rome/venice? not enough in milan?
Not much to do in Milan
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: DTM on May 28, 2018, 11:46:52 PM
Not much to do in Milan
https://issuu.com/111places/docs/111places_milan_en
Item 1 on the list is particularly interesting.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: dvol on June 17, 2018, 08:31:44 AM
Iím flying into FCO on 7/3, heading to Venice over the weekend until Sunday and flying back from Paris on Thursday 7/12. My question is which of these scenarios would be recommended over the other? Sunday-Monday in Milan then Monday -Thursday in Paris. Or Sunday-Tuesday in Nice and then Tuesday-Thursday in Paris?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: DTM on June 17, 2018, 12:14:32 PM
Iím flying into FCO on 7/3, heading to Venice over the weekend until Sunday and flying back from Paris on Thursday 7/12. My question is which of these scenarios would be recommended over the other? Sunday-Monday in Milan then Monday -Thursday in Paris. Or Sunday-Tuesday in Nice and then Tuesday-Thursday in Paris?
Milan if you want shopping, not sure about Sunday. Nice for the scenery and beach.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: moish on June 17, 2018, 07:23:34 PM
Iím flying into FCO on 7/3, heading to Venice over the weekend until Sunday and flying back from Paris on Thursday 7/12. My question is which of these scenarios would be recommended over the other? Sunday-Monday in Milan then Monday -Thursday in Paris. Or Sunday-Tuesday in Nice and then Tuesday-Thursday in Paris?
If by Milan, you are referring strictly to Milan proper, then Nice, but if Milan can also be Como, I'd say it's a wash
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on June 18, 2018, 09:13:36 AM
Milan if you want shopping, not sure about Sunday. Nice for the scenery and beach.
Shopping in Paris is similar or superior to Milan

If by Milan, you are referring strictly to Milan proper, then Nice, but if Milan can also be Como, I'd say it's a wash
+1. Forget Milan and go straight to Como.

It's also closer to Venice and you'll probably be able to cover it as opposed to Nice where you'll feel rushed
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: dvol on June 18, 2018, 09:23:09 AM
Thanks.

I was planning on spending the night in the Park Hyatt Milan. Is that still possible if I want to go to Lake Como? If not where to stay?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: moish on June 18, 2018, 03:39:52 PM
I stayed in the Sheraton in the city of Como
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on June 18, 2018, 04:34:37 PM
Villa Desta and Grand Hotel Termezzo are the nicest hotels on Lake Como. 

I think there is a kosher program(s) near Lake Garda, which is considered more scenic but less social.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: DTM on June 18, 2018, 04:47:29 PM
I stayed in the Sheraton in the city of Como
I see on line that itís 37 minutes by train from Como to  Milan. I wonder if it makes sense to travel in for dinners?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Ygold on June 18, 2018, 05:07:09 PM
Villa Desta and Grand Hotel Termezzo are the nicest hotels on Lake Como. 

I think there is a kosher program(s) near Lake Garda, which is considered more scenic but less social.

What do you mean by less social?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: dvol on June 18, 2018, 07:38:51 PM
Villa Desta and Grand Hotel Termezzo are the nicest hotels on Lake Como. 

I think there is a kosher program(s) near Lake Garda, which is considered more scenic but less social.

Villa Desta is sold out and Grand is 1100 euro per night 😳
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on June 18, 2018, 08:48:34 PM
Villa Deste is similarly priced

What do you mean by less social?
Less inhabited
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: dvol on June 18, 2018, 08:56:59 PM
I stayed in the Sheraton in the city of Como

How was the Sheraton?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: moish on June 19, 2018, 09:56:38 AM
How was the Sheraton?
Good enough
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: G11600 on June 25, 2018, 04:38:02 PM
Few updates, as I am here now on business;

1. Re Salomone  has closed down, replaced by 'BaGhetto' - a branch of the Rome chain. Amazing food, really tasty, great experience. I had a tasting menu for 45 EUR which included a starter of fried zucchini and dried meat, followed by pasta with meat and tomato, then amazing lamb chops and 'jewish' artichoke (ie fried), followed by desert of choice. I thought it was good value considering the quantity, and that there is no need to leave tip or pay taxes on top. Note hechers is 'chalak bet yosef'

2. Denzel is also excellent IMO, slightly lower class (and cheaper) food but good quality and easy to eat. I had kebabs and mushrooms, hamburgers also look really good. they also do takeaway. Same hechsher as above.

3. Carmel (milchik) was nothing special at all, though I had pizza (bad choice)

4. My Kafe has good gelato and snacks

5. Various kosher shops (eretz and others ) have good selection of groceries, you'll find whatever you want (great cheeses esp)

6. Geletaria Ecologica was OK, well located and clearly marked which gelato is parev and which are milchig (non-CY). note that this is not obviously kosher, until you look for Teudah. Maybe I didnt choose the best flavours but was not overly impressed. Note that cones + frozen yoghurt aren't kosher.

Work put me up at the Mariott, which is only few hundred meters from 1, 2 and 6. Hotel is fine, 4*, rather old fashioned. Around 30 minute walk or short meto to city center.
The other kosher places are approx 1-1.5 mile away in the opposite direction to city.

Any questions let me know, I will try to help.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: DTM on June 25, 2018, 05:29:44 PM
...
Any questions let me know, I will try to help.

Thanks for that helpful information. I have 2 questions, for you or anyone or may know:

1. Trying to decide whether (a) to stay in Varenna on Lake Como for 2 or 3 nights and travel in each evening to Milan for dinner by train (looks like 1 hour, 3 minutes via train to Milan Central Station, then a 10 minute cab ride to restaurants); or (b) vice-versa, stay at the Marriott Milan and travel in via train for day trips to Lake Como. I wish they had an UberEats/Seamlees type delivery but apparently they will not go that far, as much as I can ascertain. If you are still there, can you make inquiry on this conundrum. Any thoughts on this from anyone?

2.  Do you know how it is to stay at the Marriott for Shabbos and eat with Chabad? I heard that they have a Chabad minyan at the Marriott?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on June 25, 2018, 11:28:05 PM
Bear in mind Lake Como is a big a place, so an advantage of staying in Milan would be being able to travel to different parts on different days. That being said, I don't think any food in Milano is worth a 3h roundtrip, and I would just buy preservable food on the first day in Milan.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: DTM on June 26, 2018, 08:09:51 AM
I am also thinking that staying in Milan vs by Lake Como also has advantage of minyan for davening. What is the closest Shul to the Marriot, and morning Shachris time(s)?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: G11600 on June 27, 2018, 12:21:16 PM
Thanks for that helpful information. I have 2 questions, for you or anyone or may know:

1. Trying to decide whether (a) to stay in Varenna on Lake Como for 2 or 3 nights and travel in each evening to Milan for dinner by train (looks like 1 hour, 3 minutes via train to Milan Central Station, then a 10 minute cab ride to restaurants); or (b) vice-versa, stay at the Marriott Milan and travel in via train for day trips to Lake Como. I wish they had an UberEats/Seamlees type delivery but apparently they will not go that far, as much as I can ascertain. If you are still there, can you make inquiry on this conundrum. Any thoughts on this from anyone?

2.  Do you know how it is to stay at the Marriott for Shabbos and eat with Chabad? I heard that they have a Chabad minyan at the Marriott?

I can't comment on either of these. Not sure about a minyan on shabbat. I think the hotel would be 'more or less' OK - no sensors in room, fridge seemed OK etc.
I doubt any of the restuarants will delivery, only option would be to send a taxi I think.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: maylei on July 04, 2018, 10:57:05 AM
does anyone have suggestions for me and my wife to do we are going to be in Milan for one day
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: moish on July 04, 2018, 12:15:45 PM
does anyone have suggestions for me and my wife to do we are going to be in Milan for one day
Are you into art?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: maylei on July 04, 2018, 12:21:28 PM
Are you into art?
architectural art ya but paintings not really
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: moish on July 04, 2018, 12:46:13 PM
architectural art ya but paintings not really
Ok, so I guess Da Vinci's The Last Supper isnt for you.

I would say walk around the area of the Duomo.

This is assuming you want to stay in Milan proper. Not sure how much time you have, but if you can swing Lake Como, night be worthwhile
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: maylei on July 04, 2018, 12:48:57 PM
Ok, so I guess Da Vinci's The Last Supper isnt for you.

I would say walk around the area of the Duomo.

This is assuming you want to stay in Milan proper. Not sure how much time you have, but if you can swing Lake Como, night be worthwhile
I'm gonna be staying in Florance for the night
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: elimmm on July 15, 2018, 04:45:09 PM
how complicated is getting to lugano from milan? is it worthwhile?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on July 15, 2018, 06:37:59 PM
 
how complicated is getting to lugano from milan? is it worthwhile?
Whats the point?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: elimmm on July 17, 2018, 07:43:43 AM
Whats the point?

supposed to be very scenic
looking for daytrip ideas
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: maylei on July 17, 2018, 07:49:41 AM
Does anyone know if there are any places in Milan that I can store a backpack for a couple hours? Like a locker?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Saulius on July 17, 2018, 07:52:34 AM
supposed to be very scenic
looking for daytrip ideas

Definitely worth it. Also, look into Locarno. https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Lugano 
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: mendyt on July 17, 2018, 09:19:17 AM
Does anyone know if there are any places in Milan that I can store a backpack for a couple hours? Like a locker?
You can store in MXP
https://www.airwise.com/airports/europe/milan-mxp/luggage
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: ari9 on July 18, 2018, 01:16:39 AM
Definitely worth it. Also, look into Locarno. https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Lugano

+ 1 for locarno. absolutely beautiful and relaxing.

supposed to be very scenic
looking for daytrip ideas

we stayed in Milan (for purposes of staying in PH Milan and food) and did day trips - one day to como, one day to stresa (islands there) and one day to locarno.
I highly recommend getting the lonely planet italian lakes book for ideas
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: ludmila on July 18, 2018, 02:18:09 AM
Locarno and Lake Como are nice, definitely worth a visit.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: DTM on July 18, 2018, 12:50:04 PM
+ 1 for locarno. absolutely beautiful and relaxing.

we stayed in Milan (for purposes of staying in PH Milan and food) and did day trips - one day to como, one day to stresa (islands there) and one day to locarno.
I highly recommend getting the lonely planet italian lakes book for ideas

We are planning a similar trip. How did you travel from Milan for day trips, via train or car rental, and how was it? Is one day enough for Lake Como, seems like there are several paces to visit? 
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: samfri on July 18, 2018, 05:16:15 PM
did any one go from Milan to Davos? is it a think to do? found cheap tickets from there
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: ari9 on July 20, 2018, 01:39:42 PM
We are planning a similar trip. How did you travel from Milan for day trips, via train or car rental, and how was it? Is one day enough for Lake Como, seems like there are several paces to visit?

we rented a car.
it was a pain in Milan because the area near the PH has traffic and no parking. Within Milan we only used it to get to restaurants. But since we were mostly out of Milan, it was great. We went with 2 kids so train wasn't an option.
Como has a lot to do but we allotted one day for it - we wanted to explore the whole region and were only there for 3 days.
That was also a benefit of the car - driving around Como and having the ability to stop in various places.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: DTM on July 20, 2018, 01:54:35 PM
we rented a car.
it was a pain in Milan because the area near the PH has traffic and no parking. Within Milan we only used it to get to restaurants. But since we were mostly out of Milan, it was great. We went with 2 kids so train wasn't an option.
Como has a lot to do but we allotted one day for it - we wanted to explore the whole region and were only there for 3 days.
That was also a benefit of the car - driving around Como and having the ability to stop in various places.
Thanks! I read that the driving can be scary due to sharp curves on mountains with narrow roads. Is this true or an exaggeration? 
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: No quitting on July 23, 2018, 03:32:35 AM
Anybody know if you need a international license to rent a car in Italy?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: No quitting on July 23, 2018, 03:40:13 AM
Has anybody used the Amex platinum 4h grace period in Italy? Does it work in airport location?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: moish on July 23, 2018, 05:24:13 AM
Anybody know if you need a international license to rent a car in Italy?
You dont
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Saulius on July 23, 2018, 07:04:54 AM
You dont

If you have a non-EU license, then it's required. The Italian law requires either the IDP or a sworn translation of your driver's license.
Most rental agencies do not enforce it, but some do, and if you get stopped by the police, you can get a hefty fine.

See: https://community.ricksteves.com/travel-forum/italy/drive-without-idp-at-your-own-risk
https://community.ricksteves.com/travel-forum/italy/rental-car-without-international-license-we-are-already-in-italy
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on July 23, 2018, 07:24:06 AM
If you have a non-EU license, then it's required. The Italian law requires either the IDP or a sworn translation of your driver's license.
Most rental agencies do not enforce it, but some do, and if you get stopped by the police, you can get a hefty fine.

See: https://community.ricksteves.com/travel-forum/italy/drive-without-idp-at-your-own-risk
https://community.ricksteves.com/travel-forum/italy/rental-car-without-international-license-we-are-already-in-italy
Is there anyone that ever actually got it? And is there any clear place where it states the amount of the fine? I've seen other places where it says it's a 250 euro fine...
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on July 23, 2018, 07:31:07 AM
Now I'm gonna get lomdish. If the reason you need an international license is for them to be able to ticket you. How can they fine you?  :P
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Saulius on July 23, 2018, 08:13:01 AM
Now I'm gonna get lomdish. If the reason you need an international license is for them to be able to ticket you. How can they fine you?  :P

It's called IDP -- P doesn't stand for a license but permit. It's more of a document that translates your license into English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, German, Arabic, Italian, Swedish and Portuguese.

If you want to find travelers that actually got the fine, the best bet is to seek them out on TripAdvisor or lonely planet forums.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on July 23, 2018, 08:35:44 AM
It's called IDP -- P doesn't stand for a license but permit. It's more of a document that translates your license into English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, German, Arabic, Italian, Swedish and Portuguese.

If you want to find travelers that actually got the fine, the best bet is to seek them out on TripAdvisor or lonely planet forums.
Ye I searched. Never found a believable story...
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: elimmm on July 24, 2018, 12:59:17 AM
All those who rented cars in Italy, did you use agents? Online the prices are very high. Please pm me with any helpful tips. Thanks
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: ludmila on July 24, 2018, 01:16:52 AM
All those who rented cars in Italy, did you use agents? Online the prices are very high. Please pm me with any helpful tips. Thanks
Or better , post here so all can benefit :)
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: ari9 on July 24, 2018, 12:59:12 PM
Thanks! I read that the driving can be scary due to sharp curves on mountains with narrow roads. Is this true or an exaggeration?
went a few years ago but don't remember it being particularly scary
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on July 31, 2018, 09:09:12 AM
Anyone know the hechsher at Denzel?
Or of any other fleishig place with a good hechsher?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: G11600 on July 31, 2018, 10:55:31 AM
Anyone know the hechsher at Denzel?
Or of any other fleishig place with a good hechsher?
From local community, see https://www.denzel.it/kosher
All meat is Glatt
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: elimmm on August 05, 2018, 09:23:03 PM
Locarno and Lake Como are nice, definitely worth a visit.

If I only have a few hours on stopover, what's my best option? Where is there easy parking, family friendly, and scenic?
Thanks a lot!
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Minyan on January 15, 2019, 12:18:20 AM
Which is the closest shul to daven during the week?  We want to stay in the Westin Palace.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on April 29, 2019, 05:43:57 PM
What is there to do at Lake Como?
How long do you need there?

Any of the local restaurants able to do delivery to mxp?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on April 30, 2019, 03:53:17 PM
If I have 4-5 hours at Lake Como what should I see/do?
@dan
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: kosherjid on May 01, 2019, 03:37:03 AM
The lake of Como is stunning. 
http://www.comoeilsuolago.it/orariocentrolago.htm   
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: usernane on May 19, 2019, 01:15:36 AM
coming into milan at 9:15 pm,and going to venice the next morning,any suggestions where to stay?
also should i rent a car in milan and park by the water taxis in venice(since my return flight three days later is from milan?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 19, 2019, 02:20:02 AM
coming into milan at 9:15 pm,and going to venice the next morning,any suggestions where to stay?
also should i rent a car in milan and park by the water taxis in venice(since my return flight three days later is from milan?
Park Hyatt is great. 3 days are a lot for Venice, spend a day in Milan. Trains are much faster.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: HDS on August 06, 2019, 02:58:55 PM
Short stopover, not leaving the airport - anyone have success ordering in advance and getting one of the restaurants to deliver to the airport?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: ckmk47 on August 06, 2019, 03:10:08 PM
3 days are a lot for Venice, spend a day in Milan.
You can do a day trip from Venice out to Padua and/or other close towns.  There's some Jewish history.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: Def on January 28, 2020, 12:39:51 PM
Are there any restaurants in Milan that will deliver? Arriving late and would want to order supper to the hotel for when we arrive.
Title: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: zow on February 10, 2020, 05:40:02 AM
Is any DDFer in the US planning to be at the Westin Milan Palace anytime in the next few months?  I left a wind-breaker there, which I would like back, but Iím not willing to pay the Ä55 to ship it back.    You would surely be shaliach mitzvah.  Please PM me.
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: DTM on February 26, 2020, 10:21:15 AM
Short stopover, not leaving the airport - anyone have success ordering in advance and getting one of the restaurants to deliver to the airport?
Same question for future trip. Any helpful ideas?
Title: Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 26, 2020, 11:05:24 AM
Same question for future trip. Any helpful ideas?
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