Travelled: 147 kms from Peschiera del Garda to Milan. Region of Lombardy, Italy.
Stayed: Bollate, free car-park sosta, with sevices. N45.54704, E09.11368
Budget: 117 days @ €91 per day.
We enjoyed our second quiet evening at Peschiera del Garda. Taking the opportunity to update the apps on our iPads and iPhones as well as download IOS12. Pam has been busy learning new gestures and giving me some new ones as well.
Lake Garda is beautiful, if you have the opportunity give yourself at least 2-3 days. For us time continues to move ahead rapidly now it seems. So we say goodbye to our odd neighbour and his cat on a string and hit the road.
Just around the corner a cheap service station that also has GPL (LPG) so we pull in to fill up with both. ‘No GPL for camper-cars’ the attendant tells us. We have heard rumours that GPL for pump-in systems (like ours) was difficult it Italy and after almost 3 months and 4-5 re-fills, we finally get a knock back. Obviously that servo does not get our business. We have enough gas to get us back to the UK in any case, but we like to keep topped up.
The Lonely Planet recommend using Milan’s Tram #1 as a good starting point to self explore Milan. Luckily enough there is a #1 tram stop across the road from the station. Tickets for the tram (€1.50pp) last for 75 minutes although ours lasted considerably longer.
We queue for 30 minutes to purchase our tickets (€3pp) to the Duomo, then wait a further 15 minutes in the queue to the security barrier to actually enter.
Thankfully it’s only one block back to Cadorna Station and we are soon on the rattler back to Bollate. Another couple of old motorhomes have joined us in the carpark. Dinner is light and simple, translation being, it’s been a long day and we cannot be bothered. Originally we thought we may do a second day in Milan, but as we have a drink and debrief, maybe one day will do us.