At the end of January, I went back to Milan for a weekend. The last time, I went there for Christmas Holidays in 2015 and the weather wasn't good at all.
This time, the weather was fine for two days and it was very pleasant. We've completely forgotten the cold temperatures.
Mi piace molto Milano. Milan is MY favorite city in Italy, especially for its atmosphere, its restaurants, its people, its streets, and its stores. Some of my friends have always told me that Milan is the equivalent of Paris and that's the reason why I love the city.
Usually, we're landing at Linate Airport. But for this time, we arrived at Milan-Malpensa Airport. It's the second airport in Italy and the biggest airport in Milan which is located around 55km from the old town. I'm gonna give you some PRECIOUS advice. Don't take a taxi because it costs 95 euros. Actually, it was our first time at this airport and we didn't know the area very well. You can take the Malpensa Express. It costs 13 euros per person, and it's a train linking the airport (terminals 1 & 2) to the Central Train Station of Milan.
Once we arrived at the hotel, we've been upgraded (again). We booked a room at NH Touring Milano, near the metro station Turati. This hotel is very nice, very contemporary and the staff is always attentive to their clients.
WHAT CAN YOU DO IN MILAN IN 2 DAYS?
SUMMARY OF MY BEST ADDRESSES IN MILAN
Where to sleep?
I had been staying in a four-stars hotel in the city center, located around 20 minutes from the Central Train Station by walk. I had booked on Booking.com.
Where to eat?
What can you visit?
This is my sixth time in Palma de Mallorca. I went there on August 23 and traveled back on August 30 to Paris. I think it's the only place in Spain that I really like, especially because it's an island and I love islands; but also for the beauty of these hidden treasures. The ideal is to travel by car, but you should not be afraid of dangerous roads ..., especially in the region of Serra Tramuntana.
This time, I decided to rediscover the city off the tourist trail, and here is a little city guide. For transport, favor the bus. Indeed, the ticket costs 1.50 euros per trip. I was staying in a hotel located in Playa de Palma. The buses 23 and 25 went via the motorway to Palma, which was faster for us. Line 15 is very long ... and if you're in a hurry, it's not the right choice. And if you go in the evening, take a taxi back, it's the safest.
To eat in this city, I had to respect a strict diet and we decided to cook during our holidays. The supermarket was located next to our hotel, and it was very easy to decide what we're gonna eat. But sometimes, to get a drink, to eat ice cream, we would prefer to take a seat.
WHERE TO EAT AN ICE CREAM ?
GELATS D'AUTOR CAPRITXO
Their ice creams are so delicious and homemade with natural ingredients. You have a wide range of choices. My favorite ice creams were : mint chocolate chip and "cookies and cream". I think it was the best ice cream shop of Palma de Mallorca. Here's their address : Avinguda de Bartomeu Riutort à Playa de Palma.
GELATERIA PANNE LATTE
Located next to El Corte Inglès, Panne Latte is an ice cream shop where the customers are invited to eat an ice cream or to drink a coffee alongside deserts such as waffles, crepes or pancakes. Address : C/ Joseph Tous i Ferrer, 14 à Palma.
A NICE PLACE TO DRINK A COCKTAIL OR A COFFEE
CAPPUCCINO GRAND CAFE - HOTEL MAMA PALMA
This café is owned by the Spanish restaurants' group "Grupo Cappuccino". There are 4 restaurants in Palma de Mallorca. This one is located in the hotel "Mama" which opened in May 2018. The interior design is wonderful.
CAPPUCINO GRAND CAFE - CALLE SAN MIGUEL
Located on the main street of the city, this café is based in an interior garden. It looks so pretty in a special location.
FIBONACCI LIVING PALMA - SAN NICOLAS
Nice café in the old town, next to the art galleries. They offer a large choice of pastries made with organic ingredients. I got there an iced coffee with an organic brownie. It was the best brownie that I ate in my whole life. The iced coffee was delicious and I went back the day after with my little brother. However, at that moment, the iced coffee wasn't available and I took a mocha with a chocolate ice cream inside.
WHAT CAN YOU VISIT?
HOT SPOT: MAMA PALMA HOTEL
It's the first five-stars boutique hotel of Cappuccino Group, designed by the French interior designer Jacques Grange. A Mediterranean-inspired oasis at the heart of Palma which seems perfect for a short stay in town. This charming hotel is located next to the chic district of Paseo Del Borne. On ground floor, you will find the restaurant Cappuccino Grand Café with an art deco style. The rooftop is only open to the clients and they can enjoy the little swimming pool there. In the basement, there is a private cinema.