June 28Milan is Big City, Big Noise (courtesy of the radio station broadcasting from portable tents in the Duomo main square), Big Heat & Humidity, Big Cathedral (4th largest in the world), Big Shopping.This is the entrance to the shopping arcade, famous for its famous brandware, and famous because it was the first covered shopping… Continue reading Milan

Grocery Stores and Broken Columns–Lake Maggiore area

Tuesday, June 24th--2008 Dave's off to his conference today, so after a slow start, I decide to wander around the little towns around Lake Maggiore--well, inland of the lake. I head for another lake: Lago di Monte, a short drive from Ranco, where our hotel is. First stop is the grocery store. I had a… Continue reading Grocery Stores and Broken Columns–Lake Maggiore area