Holiday Inn Milan Garibaldi station

After getting lost in the Milano¬†Garibaldi station upon exiting the metro from Milano Centrale where I arrived by Frecciarossa from Turin, I finally managed to escape the station and arrive at my hotel for the night, the Holiday Inn Milan Garibaldi station. It is located at the rear end of the Garibaldi station and tramline…

By Red Arrow to Milan

After my surprisingly pleasant visit of Turin, I travelled onwards to my next stop on the trip: Milan. To get there I used the Italian high-speed train, The Frecciarossa (Or Red Arrow).

Touring Turin

I was surprised by Turin, the city was much nicer and welcoming than I anticipated.¬† For Italian standards it’s a clean and well-structured city, with a very nice central pedestrianised main street with arcades along both sides. As a city with a rich history and a former Italian capital there are plenty of historic sights,…

Holiday Inn Turin City Centre

After our scenic rail trip from the coast winding up through the mountains we arrived at the Torino Porta Nuova railway station, where our hotel the Holiday Inn Turin City Centre was located right next to. After exiting the side exit we only had to cross the street before we reached the entrance of our…

From Cannes to Turin via the scenic Tende line

The next part of our trip would be in northern Italy, but of course we first had to get there. As our first planned stop was Turin we had two options to travel there, either we used the mainline routes via Genoa (but train traffic might still have been disturbed by the collapse of the…

How we plan a big rail trip

Planning a big rail trip is a cumbersome process, it all starts with finding inspiration about where to go.

Hotel Aquavenice

After a wonderful cruising experience, we had one last night in Venice. This time we stayed at Aquavenice, located on an different island to our previoud hotel stay at Villa Rosa. The hotel was run by the Lovely Elena and here sister. The building was very anonymous from the outside with only a front door…

Hotel Villa Rosa Venice

As I live by the motto, better safe than sorry and I would like to see Venice I booked an extra night in Venice before we embarked on our cruise. For this night we selected the Hotel Villa Rosa, located on the same island as the main railway station meaning it had easy acces to…

Flying Brussels Airlines to Venice

To be able to embark on our Celebrity cruise towards the Greek Isles from Venice we had to make our way over there, the obvious choice beeing the direct flight from Brussels to Venice on Brussels Airlines.