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 budget hotels but often includes Milan bed and breakfast accomodations. On the way we describe multiple tourist attractions in the neighborhood. Each article includes beautiful photos of both a tourist attraction and the reviewed budget hotels or bed and breakfast accomodation. 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 Corso Buenos Aires, Milan budget hotel.
The Corso Buenos Aires in northeastern Milan is one of the city’s major shopping streets. This long avenue, connecting Piazza Oberdan to Piazzale Loreto, is loaded with great shops. This street is said to have the highest concentration of clothing stores in all Europe. The focus is on ready to wear clothing but with hundreds of shops you’ll find what you are looking for, if you can manage the crowds. This is also the place to go for vast array of merchandise, from scuba-diving equipment to luggage. And don’t miss the ethnic shops and restaurants. Many of the buildings are neo-classical and well worth a close look. Nearby is the Central Railway Station of Milan (Stazione Centrale), a monument of Fascist architecture. You may want to stare at the Palazzo Pirelli, formerly headquarters of the Italian tire manufacturer and now the main regional administrative building. 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 Hotel Serena is right at the corner of the Corso and conveniently close to a metro stop. It’s a four floor building, accessible to the disabled. The recently renovated breakfast room opens to a terrace, weather permitting. The hotel offers 44 rooms and a bar. This is a non smoking property with a parking garage nearby and a TV room (did you come to Milan to watch TV?) The address is Via Boscovich, 59 Milan 20124. The Hotel Serena website is www.hotelserenamilan.com/ .
The three-star Hotel Florida is a short walk from the Corso. This hotel is known as being very clean. You’ll enjoy the marble and contemporary art decorations. Facilities include a bar, two breakfast rooms for, a meeting room, and a terrace overlooking the courtyard. and free Wi-fi internet access. There are 33 rooms and 2 suites. Most of the rooms are non-smoking. The address is Via Lepetit, 33 Milan 20124. The Hotel Florida website is www.hotelfloridamilan.com/en_chisiamo.asp .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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