Planning a trip to Italy? Unless you're lucky enough to have family, you'll have to find accomodations. This series of articles focuses on Milan luxury hotels. On the way we describe multiple tourist attractions in the neighborhood. Each article includes beautiful photos of both a tourist attraction and the reviewed luxury hotels. Each hotel mentioned has a live link (we test them just prior to posting) to its English-language website. Keep coming back, we are adding new destinations all the time. Let's find a Città Studi, Milan luxury hotel.
The Città Studi district is located in eastern Milan. This area is home to Italy's largest technical university, Polytechnic of Milan,which was founded in 1863. There are several other faculties including the Universita Statale, the State University specializing in science and many other fields. This district is a charming residential area. Many of its buildings are in Liberty style (as built from 20's to 40's). Their asymmetrical, curvaceous designs were inspired by organic sources such as plants and flowers. Among the building materials are wrought iron, stained glass, tile, and hand-painted wallpaper. Another site you should visit especially if you have young children is the Museo del Giocattolo e del Bambino (The Museum of Small Toys and Small Children) dedicated to toys, children, and the art of playing. Their collection of toys from the Eighteenth Century to the 1960s includes over 2000 playthings. For your convenience we have listed neighborhood hotels in approximate order of cost, starting with the least expensive. We have personally verified all hotel websites making sure that they include English-language pages.
The three-star Hotel Susa was completely renovated in 2007. It has 19 singles, doubles, and triples and each room has a free minibar. The website describes their furniture as minimal with pure lines and soberly chic. Some will enjoy the fitness room with technologically advanced Technogym machines: tread mill, bike, step, cross training and flat bench. The address is Viale Argonne, 14 Milan 20133 and the Hotel Susa website is eng.hotelsusamilano.eu/ .
The four-star Hotel Dieci is new. It has facilities for the disabled, an internal garden where, weather permitting, you enjoy a drink or your breakfast, and a beautiful roof garden. There is also an American bar. where you can spend relaxing moments sipping a drink. The very rich continental buffet breakfast is served in a warm and fascinating small lounge. There are 20 single, double, and triple rooms. Some of the rooms have a private terrace. The address is Largo Rio de Janeiro, 12 Milan 20133 and the Hotel Dieci website is www.hoteldieci.it/site_en.html .And wherever you go and whatever you do, check out the fine Lombardy or other Italian wines.
Levi Reiss has authored or co-authored ten books on computers and the Internet, but to be honest, he would rather just drink fine Italian or other wine, accompanied by the right foods. He teaches classes in computers at an Ontario French-language community college. Visit his website www.travelitalytravel.com devoted to Italian travel with an accent on fine Italian wine and food. Visit his central wine website www.theworldwidewine.com with weekly reviews of $10 wine and columns devoted to various aspects of wine including wine and food, humor, trivia, organic and kosher wine and lots more.
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