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Hotels
   Park Hyatt Milan - 10-20 minute walk to nearby shuls. About 10 minute car ride to restaurants or 30 minute walk
   Westin Palace Milan

Info:
http://www.jewishmilan.com/

Restaurants
   My Kafe - Dairy (AMAZING drinks, food and ice cream!) Address comes up in they are but it's behind a bus stop and it's sign is somewhat noticeable.
   Re Salomone - Meat (This has been replaced by Baghetto)
   Denzel - Meat
   Carmel - Dairy 

Shuls:


Centro Modena
Ohel Yakov
Beit Yosef V'Eliyahu
L'Yosef Tehilot
Bet Halevi
   Naar Israel Synagogue - Chabad (Google Page)
   10-15 Min Walk from the Park Hyatt
      Piazza Castello 5 Milan, Lombardy, Italy
      Tel: 02-4548-3082, 328-963-1820

   Eichal David U'Mordechai (The Great Synagogue)
   15-20 Min Walk from the Park Hyatt
      Via Guastalla 19, Milano 20100, (S. Barnaba & S. Antonio Maria Zaccaria)
      Tel: 392 255 12029

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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #45 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.
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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #46 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 $$$ off of your blog
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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #47 on: February 06, 2014, 07:01:19 PM »
No you don't. What's better? That or making $$$ 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.
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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #48 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.
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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #49 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
« Last Edit: February 10, 2014, 12:43:56 PM by chucksterace »
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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #50 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.

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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #51 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

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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #52 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!

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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #53 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?

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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #54 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

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Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #55 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

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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #56 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?

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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #57 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

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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #58 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!
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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
« Reply #59 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.