Road Trip around Milan

For my 30th birthday dear hubby of mine took us to Milan. At the end Milan turned out to be little bit disappointment, so on 25th of October, on my birthday, we decided to make a surprised road trip to Lucca, which I had seen in Top Gear. It looked in TV fantastic and in reality it was even more so. Jan, who is unbelievable with his navigation skills got almost lost in there, the town was so complex. That was unbelievable and we loved it ! While we were on the road, we also made a little stop for some little tower called Pisa. Shame it rained, little bit took away the dream come true situation, but still great experience.

Miles Driven :

Countries Visited: 1

Cities/town visited: Milan, Lucca, Pisa

Motel / Hotels rated: 1

Accommodation costs:

Dream come true:

  • Jaana: To see Pisa and Lucca (Wanted to visit it after seeing it in Top Gear)
  • Jan: none.

The most Beautiful thing:

  • Jaana & Jan: Lucca

Best food:

  • Jaana: Tiramisu in BQ Navilio Grande, Milan
  • Jan: Any. Not a fan of Italian Cuisine.

Best day

  • Jaana: Lucca
  • Jan: Getting out of Milan

Best Town / City

  • Jaana & Jan: Lucca

Weirdest thing:

  • Jaana: In city size of Milan, everything is closed on Sunday. We were starving at times. also Siesta time caused problems if we wanted to eat during the day.
  • Jan: none.


  • Jaana: Milan was quite cold place, it didn’t feel cosy at all.
  • Jan: Milan.

What would I do differently next time

  • Jaana: Straight away book a car and do decent road trip instead of staying only in Milan. The Countryside in Italy is Fantastic!
  • Jan: I wouldn’t stay for 4 nights in Milan.

Best Brewery / Bar:

  • Jaana: Birrificio Lambrate
  • Jan: BQ

Breweries visited: 1

Beer drank: 23

Best Beer: Birrificio Barley BB9 Malvasia


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