SUPERIOR BUFFET BREAKFAST AT THE 4 STAR HOTEL BERNA
We stayed at the 4 star Hotel Berna, Via Napo Torriani 18, Milan for 11 nights. 2 minute walk to Centrale FS Metro Station and 4 minute walk to Stazione Centrale if you get the red light. Complimentary non-alcoholic mini bar in your room. Guest Lounge has complimentary coffee, cookies, chocolates, apples, fruit juices and mineral water. There are 4 complimentary computers for guest use, all the staff spoke very good English and were always very informative. The kitchen staff graciously prepared, a very fine breakfast for us, to take on an early train trip.
MY TOP 10 BEST OF MILAN, LARGO di COMO & LARGO di MAGGIORE, ITALY.
#1 – Largo di Maggiore - Isola Bella (Beautiful Island) a sumptuous palace, bound by formal gardens that terrace down to the lake. Fountains and sculptures make the garden even more alluring with white peacocks. Isola dei Pescatori (Fisherman’sIsland) is an enchanting island with twisting, narrow, alley like streets and colorful fisherman’s cottages.
#2 – “The Last Supper” (1495-7), at Cenacolo Vinciano in Milan, was a miracle. This room should be a Meditation Room. Our guide spoke very poor English, the accoustics was very poor, 3 women sat at the door chatting, it was very distracting. We barely viewed “The Crucifixion” on the opposite wall during the 15 minutes, the voice came over to leave. It would be advisable to play an English tape, in the 1st or 2nd waiting chamber. There is another version of “The Last Supper” by Berdanino Lanino at Basilica Dei Santi Apostoli e Nazzaro Maggiore.
#3 – Duomo – Milan. The elevator ride to the top is worth the trip, to be one with the 135 spires and the 3,500 statues. The 14 ft Maddonnia on the highest spire, religiously overlooks the city of Milan.
#4 – Cimiitero Monutale, Milan, is a Garden Cemetery (1866) of Art Nouveau & Italian Artists. The expresssions and positions of all the sculptures are a delight to watch. An Artist's delightful paradise.
#5 - Castello Sforzesco - Milan. This castle houses several Art Galleries, including the Trivulzio Tapestries of the 12 months of the year by Bramantino.
#6 – Parco Sempione, Milan. A 116 acre English Garden and Arco Della Pace – The Arch of Peace, on the top is a huge bronze chariot of peace & the 4 victories of Napolean, overlooking the most beautiful and elegant wide boulevard of Corso Sempione.
#7 – Villa Belgio Bonaparte / Museo dell Ottocento, Milan. A Villa (1790) with a monumental staircase & chandeliers, an Art Gallery and a glorious English-style Garden.
#8 – Teatro Alla Scala & Museo Teatrale Alla Scala, Milan. Seats 2,015, has a massive stage, with the world's best accoustics. Was able to watch an afternoon rehearsal from atop in the dark.
#9 – Pinacoteca Di Brera, a 30 room Art Gallery & The Orto Botanico, Milan. A Gardener’s joyous paradise, behind with herbs, vegetables and ginko biloba trees.
#10 – San Lorenzo Maggiore, Milan. The octagonal 4th century basilica and the Capella di Sant’Aguilino.
We were very fortunate, to be in Milan for "Milano Cortili Aperti", Heritage Day of Historic Houses open to the public free, with live concerts.
What dumbfounds me, most about Milan, is the extensive graffiti on the Streets, Trams & Metro, also the over-priced and out-of hand shops, without customers, without lines & without crowds, they need a reality check.
What delights me, most about Milan, is the street signs, named after the Famous Residents, their Professions and the year that they lived and died, also the Milanese women wearing 4-5 inch heels, and riding their bicycles.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you intend to stay in Milan for work or pleasure, the Hotel Berna is clearly your preferred choice. The Central Station, the subway, the shuttle terminals for the airports are at 200 m from the Hotel. The hotel services include 116 rooms, an underground parking space, meeting rooms and more... First of all, our welcoming smile. However, the smiles after will be many: when we welcome you and during your stay. And there will also be your smiles when you discover our qualities, the cuddles that we have reserved for you and the surprises prepared just for you. From the breakfast to the cleaning, from the choice of the room temperature to the silence. In the heart of Milano you will discover the atmosphere of one of your second homes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Berna Hotel Milan
- Hotel Berna Milan