I've walked from Duomo to Cadorna a few times, altough it cannot be considered "close", it is for sure doable.
It all depends if you are willing to walk not less than 25 mins, if you are carrying ur luggage whether you are willing to walk that distance.
Taxies in any case are freely available in front of the Cathedral.
The Malpensa express takes 40 mins to get to its destination, you have to be at the airport at least 2 hours before...to you the math
Sorry, but never used an hotel in this city. You might want to have a look at the reviews section, if havent done so yet...
Not much reviews on these two hotels---The Hotel Gran Duca di York?? or Alle Meraviglie?? Well there's a few on Gran Duca--the most recent one is not good--just wondering if you knew anything more--being in Milano--thanks
See, the problem is that local experts -- unless they are involved in the hotel business -- may or may not be familiar with many hotels in their area, the reason being that we live here, so we don't generally need to overnight in a hotel...
That said, this Alle Meraviglie place seems to be a newly established inn in the historic section of Milan near the Duomo and -- judging from its own website -- www.allemeraviglie.it -- looks a little conceited to me. I would say that -- assuming you are not coming during a trade fair in Milan, in which case room rates go through the roof -- you should be able to find something in a good, solid value 4-star hotel if you are willing to spend the kind of money Alle Meraviglie is asking (around 200 euro per nigh invl. breakfast).
Example: I saw by chance that the Madison Hotel (a 4-star hotel highly rated on this website) has bargain rates in June. Check out www.bookings.ir or www.venere.com.
Hi FF and thank you-- I'm having a slight problem in finding a nice place to stay for two nights in Oct for myself and my mother I wanted something near the Duomo and somewhat near the Cardona station for the train to the MXP--Do you have any suggestions? We will only have a day and a half in Milan and needed to make the most of it with a central location in the historic center
DCA, I would say that as long as the hotel is near public transport (subway in particular) any location would be OK. Central station is only 4 subway stops away fromn the Duomo, for instance. If I were you I would use a hotel reservation website to find out best possible rates right now, and crosscheck that info with hotel reviews on this website prior to making a choice.
We stayed at the Starshotel Anderson, highly rated and in my opinion, well worth the rating. The subway, like so many in Europe, is a fantastic means of transportation and we used it all the time we were there. it is easy to understand and easy to use, so the location of the hotels is not really an issue.
Being near the Duomo is not required and the subway makes everything accesable quickly.
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