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  1. Avatar The Napoli Alert
    September 29, 2018 @ 12:49 am

    You’re a bit tough on poor Milan! The Last Supper is worth a look there too.

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    • John Henderson John Henderson
      September 29, 2018 @ 2:20 am

      True but not much else. Plus Milanese cuisine is truly blah.

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  2. Avatar The Napoli Alert
    September 29, 2018 @ 12:49 am

    You’re a bit tough on poor Milan! The Last Supper is worth a look there too.

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  3. Avatar Laurel
    September 29, 2018 @ 7:38 am

    I am inclined to agree with your choices although I thought Urbino rather dull. I might put an Umbrian town (Spoleto or Spello) on the list instead. Torino is one of my faves and we have not been there enough. We thought Procida a delight, BTW. Indeed the anti-Capri.

    To add to your overrated list, I sadly offer the 5 towns of Le Cinque Terre. Tourists have ruined them. Our first visit there in 2010 we were charmed. By 2014 the cruise ships were mobbing the place and ruining it. Maybe it would be OK in December when the weather is poor.

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  4. Avatar Laurel
    September 29, 2018 @ 7:38 am

    I am inclined to agree with your choices although I thought Urbino rather dull. I might put an Umbrian town (Spoleto or Spello) on the list instead. Torino is one of my faves and we have not been there enough. We thought Procida a delight, BTW. Indeed the anti-Capri.

    To add to your overrated list, I sadly offer the 5 towns of Le Cinque Terre. Tourists have ruined them. Our first visit there in 2010 we were charmed. By 2014 the cruise ships were mobbing the place and ruining it. Maybe it would be OK in December when the weather is poor.

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  5. Avatar Jonno
    September 30, 2018 @ 3:30 am

    Interesting post. Have to agree that Milan is just a big grey city with a couple of highlights but never been to Capri so can’t comment there. Great photos.

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    • John Henderson John Henderson
      September 30, 2018 @ 6:04 am

      Go to Capri in fall when fewer tourists and water is still warm.

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  6. Avatar Jonno
    September 30, 2018 @ 3:30 am

    Interesting post. Have to agree that Milan is just a big grey city with a couple of highlights but never been to Capri so can’t comment there. Great photos.

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  7. Avatar Cindy Pain
    October 1, 2018 @ 1:16 am

    I loved Capri, granted it was September and I stayed for 4 days. It changes at 4:00 when the crowd of tourists leave the island on the ferries. I especially liked Anacapri as I got to know the locals and hung out with them and their families. I have always found you get out what you put in. I really enjoy your stories and tips, thank you.

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    • John Henderson John Henderson
      October 1, 2018 @ 2:55 am

      Thanks for the kind note. Yes, I should give Capri another chance in September. I also stayed in Anacapri and I enjoyed it although I wasn’t there long enough to meet the locals. Also, they were overrun with tourists, too. It’s hard to get one on one with shopkeepers and people in the market when they’re so busy.

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  8. Avatar Cindy Pain
    October 1, 2018 @ 1:16 am

    I loved Capri, granted it was September and I stayed for 4 days. It changes at 4:00 when the crowd of tourists leave the island on the ferries. I especially liked Anacapri as I got to know the locals and hung out with them and their families. I have always found you get out what you put in. I really enjoy your stories and tips, thank you.

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  9. Avatar Davide
    November 1, 2018 @ 4:58 am

    I am sorry to say it, but you are completely wrong on Milan. Yes, it doesn’t have as much as Firenze and Napoli in terms of hystorical buildings, but there are many things to see, including museums. The nightlife is another interesting thing that can ben enjoyed there, including aperitivo, which is really typical. So I think you should have a more thorough visit next time.
    Furthermore, I would say it’s one of the few cities in Italy that’s more on European standards, as a transportation system for example.

    On food it’s a bit overpriced and maybe not so many typical things as in other areas, but Risotto alla Milanese is from here, as well as the Orecchia d’elefante (huge Cotoletta) and probably you didn’t try a good Ossobuco, because you would’t have that opinion if you did.
    To conclude I think you should look for a local guide next time 🙂

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    • John Henderson John Henderson
      November 1, 2018 @ 6:22 am

      Good tips all. I will try those next time. And I’m sure Milan runs better than Rome. Then again, that’s not saying much.

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  10. Avatar Davide
    November 1, 2018 @ 4:58 am

    I am sorry to say it, but you are completely wrong on Milan. Yes, it doesn’t have as much as Firenze and Napoli in terms of hystorical buildings, but there are many things to see, including museums. The nightlife is another interesting thing that can ben enjoyed there, including aperitivo, which is really typical. So I think you should have a more thorough visit next time.
    Furthermore, I would say it’s one of the few cities in Italy that’s more on European standards, as a transportation system for example.

    On food it’s a bit overpriced and maybe not so many typical things as in other areas, but Risotto alla Milanese is from here, as well as the Orecchia d’elefante (huge Cotoletta) and probably you didn’t try a good Ossobuco, because you would’t have that opinion if you did.
    To conclude I think you should look for a local guide next time 🙂

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