On the roof terrace of Milan Cathedral

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One Day in Milan: On the roof terrace of Milan Cathedral

One Day in Milan – Part 2: The roof top terrace feature.

One Day in Milan: On the roof terrace of Milan Cathedral

I didn’t expect, what I found, when I arrived on the top of the Duomo di Santa Maria Nascente.  The walls are decorated with more than 2,000 sculptures and 135 pinnacles and they are all within reach, at least you think they are. It didn’t matter, that the weather wasn’t clear, because there was so much to admire right in front of you.

One Day in Milan: On the roof terrace of Milan Cathedral

One Day in Milan: On the roof terrace of Milan Cathedral

I can’t believe that it took me so long to explore this miracle of architecture on the third largest church of the world.

One Day in Milan: On the roof terrace of Milan Cathedral

One Day in Milan: On the roof terrace of Milan Cathedral

And I could have stayed there for hours, but as it was a daytrip, and we decided to have some true italian shopping and a bit dolce far niente with dolci too.

One Day in Milan: On the roof terrace of Milan Cathedral

One Day in Milan: On the roof terrace of Milan CathedralAnd off we were to have a walk through the romantic streets of Brera. Of course it had to be a scarf, but as we were in Italy I didn’t want to buy a french one. It should be a well crafted handmade italian one.

Faliero Sarti Scarf

So what would be better than visit the Faliero Sarti boutique?  And it didn’t take me long to make the decision. Still fascinated by the aging stone and marble shades of the Cathedral it had to be this one:

Faliero Sarti Scarf

Faliero Sarti Scarf

More about the beautiful little shops in Brera in one of my next posts …

One Day in Milan: On the roof terrace of Milan CathedralOne Day in Milan: PART 1

One Day in Milan: On the roof terrace of Milan Cathedral

 

One Day in Milan: On the roof terrace of Milan Cathedral

Autumn Enjoyment in Neusiedl

Out Of ToWn

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The weather was perfect for a short break in Neusiedl.

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Mole West opened the pumpkin season already and I had to try one of these offers from the weekly menu.

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The organic Risotto with pumpkin and Rucola was a true delight. But that was no surprise, as we were never disappointed by the quality of food served here, all the years.

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And after the coffee we enjoyed a last drink outside before driving back to Vienna.

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My new purple Dr.Martens are truly boots #madeforwalking and I found the perfect matching Cashmere Shawl with the same color including the yellow stitching. (Oops I cheated on Hermès; – again) That duo will get a lot of fresh air this winter, because I am in love with the color combination.

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related posts from daytrips in and near Neusiedl:
relaxing-holidays
lunch-on-the-frozen-lake
wedding-anniversary
summer-pochette-day

20131003-211035.jpgJOIS near Neusiedl

Out of Town: Daytrip Sopron and Esterhazy Castle Part 2

Out Of ToWn

After having delicious cake and coffee in Sopron in the morning I drove about 20 min. to Esterhazy Castle.

 

About 40km away from the primary home of the Esterházy family, the Palace Esterházy in Eisenstadt on the austrian side of the border near the south shore of the Lake Neusiedl, you will find the hungarian Versailles.

I visited the place last week on a sunny afternoon and I felt like Alice in Wonderland. The big park behind the Castle is perfect for a walk. Everything was quiet and you could only hear the birds.

Not just the palace, but the garden and everything around is renovated carefully and you just want one thing – to choose a room to stay.

Today it is even possible to have a sleepover in some of the appartements, a note which I have to put on my Weekender list for Summer 2013. The mint decorated Pál appartement offers internet access, but I think I would prefer Gizella on the second floor because of the view.

Schloss Esterházy
Joseph Haydn u. 2.
9431 Fertőd
 

For that day, a extended walk was everything my time allowed me to do. But I will come back and stay for at least one night in quiet and peace.

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