Schloss-Seibersdorf

Seibersdorf Castle

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Sometimes you choose another road on the same tour, and then you find yourself in the middle of something you never recognized before. We really should open our eyes more often.

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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

Out of Town: Daytrip Sopron and Esterhazy Castle Part 2

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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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Out of Town: Daytrip Sopron and Esterhazy Castle Part 1

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At the foot of the Lővér Hills and only a couple of kilometres from Lake Neusiedl and about one driving hour from Vienna (60km), you will arrive in Sopron, one of the most charming medieval cities in Hungary on the Austrian border.

Gothic and early baroque architecture, the backstreets and courtyards of the Inner Town, a daytrip like stepping back in time.

The weather was perfect for a walk and we strolled through the small cobble stone streets.

Finding a great little grocery store with regional products …

… and visiting the post office, which took my breath away with all the amazing details.

With all the little treasures you could find, when having an eye for details, I was happy that I took the time to choose the matching scarf for that Daytrip:

l‘ Imprimeur Fou was perfect for that day. The silk-cotton carré with the different prints from various designs is exactly the thing you would compare with Sopron, if it was a Hermès scarf.

From this pitoresque town it is one a few kilometers until you reach the summer residence and hunting lodge ‚Esterháza Castle Fertöd‘ completed in 1766.

Read more in my next post with photographs from the hungarian Esterhazy Palace on a beautiful and sunny afternoon in the middle of November.