BACKPACK#3. ИТАЛИЯ. БОГАТЫЙ МИЛАН, СТРАНА НА ГОРЕ, КУРОРТ ДРУГОЙ ЭРЫ

BACKPACK#3. ИТАЛИЯ. БОГАТЫЙ МИЛАН, СТРАНА НА ГОРЕ, КУРОРТ ДРУГОЙ ЭРЫ


Hi, guys! My name is Liza. This is my project BACKPACK and it’s the third super eventful episode. Let’s go! We arrived at Milan where we’re supposed to meet Nastya. But it seems that we’ve arrived at different airports. So our adventures are going on after a calm day in Berlin. How to get to the center from Milan Bergamo Airport. We’ve bought a ticket from this company. It costs 7€ and it takes 50 minutes. We have platform 4. If you like Nastya arrived at Milan Malpensa Airport then you can get to the center on a bus (8-10€) or train (13€). Welcome to Italy! Before we go on a trip around Italy I tell you what’s happened to Nastya. In fact, she should be using a night transfer from Petersburg to Lappeenranta, but nobody said her so far the time and the place of departure. After she called many times to the company (the name of it you can see on a screen), she was informed that she departed from Moskovskaya metro station at 1:30 a.m. But nobody picked her up. So we called a few companies, but the buses were full. So we decided to buy a flight ticket from Petersburg to Milan. It was the best option we had. And now. Let’s have a look at Milan. We literally had only about 2 hours for a walk so we ran into the center. You can feel it because of the shaking camera. I’m coming. So beautiful! It’s +30℃ by the way. At this moment this word fits more than ever: IT’S HOT! At first we reached The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. It’s is the oldest active shopping mall in Europe. Then we finally reached our main destination: Milan Cathedral. Its building began at the 14th century. Some facade’s elements hadn’t been finished until 1965. It’s built completely from white marble. The Golden Statue Of Madonna is kept inside. She was a Milan’s protectress. When the sky is clear from the roof of the building you can see the top of the Alps. Unfortunately, we hadn’t time to visit the cathedral. In one moment we heard a sudden bang, then a flock of pigeons flew into the sky and started to fly around the square. It was fantastic! What is this? They used to fly there. There’s a very interesting Apple shop with waterfall in Milan. Though Milan is a city made of stone, people are involved in greening of the city. So there’s a lot of parks, where you can fill your water supply. You can do it in these fountains. I also liked very much the roofs with plants on them. Yeah, green caps are the symbols of Milan. Some more useful things. Flight from Berlin to Milan cost us 24€ (the price includes additional payment for our backpacks). And now the main questions: how and where we’re looking for cheap flight and bus tickets. I can advise you two great sites. The first one is VANDROUKI. There you can find cheap tickets, hostels and discounts. . E.g. last autumn I found there and used a discount on a ferry ticket from Helsinki to Stockholm. It cost me 5 euros (back and forth). The second one is SKYSCANNER. There you can find one useful option with a searching of best option. You just write a city or country where you want to go from and in on another column with a destination you write the word “everywhere”. You can also choose the date if you want. It’ll find you the cheapest flight tickets in one way or round trip. We bring greetings to Vysotka in Archangelsk. What are the food prices in Milan? We didn’t go to the shop, we ate in pizzeria. This is our big pizza, Tatiana, isn’t it? And Aperol Spritz. The pizza cost us 8€ and Aperol Spritz also cost us 8€. At 2:30 p.m. we finally met Nastya on Milan Central Station and headed to resort town Rimini. It took 4 hours to get there. We bought train tickets in advance in the internet, because sometimes it’s cheaper than on the station. But you can buy it on the station in this vending machine. 9 minutes are left. We arrived at Rimini and checked in the hotel which cost us 171 € for three nights with breakfasts. The hotel is located nearby the sea. We’ve booked a room there on Booking.com. One more important thing. There’s a city tax in Italy, which you should pay. Usually it costs 1-2€. Be prepared for that. You pay it right in the hotel. Next day we went to San Marino. It’s one of the smallest countries in the world. The smaller is only Vatican. How to get there? You can go there on a Bonelli Bus. It costs 10€ for a round trip. The bust stop you can see there. The information tourist center is is located near the bus stop. There you can buy bus tickets, look at the timetable and take a map of San Marino with you. The population of San Marino is just 33 thousands of people. And the country itself is located on Monte Titano (mountain), which is under defense of UNESCO. The view from the top is breathtaking! Three towers are located on the three picks of this mountain. The first tower was built in 11th century. These towers symbolize the freedom of San Marino. Since 14th century they are depicted on country’s coat of arms. In San marino you can see a sculpture, which was set in 2006. It’s was made in memory of the victims of terror act in Beslan. On a city square Piazza della Liberta, which means the square of freedom, stands a marble Statue of Liberty and Palazzo Publico (the main residence of the government). The main cathedral is Basilica San Marino, which is made in neoclassic style. The tower La Cesta is one of three famous San Marino’s towers. It was firstly mentioned in historical documents in 1253. Guys, there’s a lifehack. This thing costs 1€. But you can put 2 rubles. It really works. About a minute. No, I think more than a minute. Maybe. What’s about food? In San Marino we found a wonderful small restaurant, the name of which you can see on a screen. We ate there the most delicious pizza. It cost us 7-8€. We also ordered Aperol Spritz for 5€. Hi. In the evening we came back to Rimini and the next whole day spent there. There. I’m going straight. Hi. We almost caught this dolphin! The dolphin-murderer! Please, stop! You’re under arrest. Awesome! We rented a catamaran for an hour. There we small catamarans (10€ per hour), but we took the big one (15€ per hour). At noon we took a bus to the center. City bus in Rimini costs 2€. In Rimini we ate in cafes. Pizza in average costs 6-8€, Aperol Spritz – 5€, a liter of house wine – 8€, ice cream – 2-2.5€ But the portions are big, and it’s really delicious. Once we decided to feast and ordered pasta with shrimps.. It usually costs 13-16€ The girls are peeling the prawns’ shells, because they’re not peeled in pasta So. We ordered pasta in Italy with seafood. We’ll never do it again. And I advise you to follow my example. While you’re peeling these shrimps, pasta becomes cold and you turn mad. Rimini was founded in 268 BC. There were born a tenor Luciano Pavarotti, a director Federico Fellini and, of course, a composer Giuseppe Verdi. One of the main sightseeing is The Arch of Augustus. It’s one of the oldest arches in whole Italy. It was built in the 1st century BC. In Middle Ages the Arch was a part of city gates and defended the entrance to the city from the South. It was built into mighty castle wall. On the upper part of the Arch is still a Latin writing, which tells that the Senate and the Romans dedicate this Arch to the Emperor Octavian Augustus. Almost every Italian city has its own Roman amphitheater. Now there are ruins instead of the amphitheater in Rimini. But the building was built in 2nd century BC. It was one of the largest Italian arenas, which held 10-12 thousands of people. The famous gladiator fights were held in there. Malatesta Temple is a cathedral church built in 15th century. Area of the Three Martyrs got its name in 1944 in honor of three Italian partisans, who spoke against Mussolini’s regime. They were hanged there in front of everyone. Palazzo Briolli is located there. It’s a historical building of 17th century. There’s a tall clock tower of 16th century in its center. The main architectural sights are located around Piazza Cavour. They are middle aged castle and City Theater. On the square you can see a fountain of 16th century, which is made of marble, and a statue of Pavel V of 17th century. The Bridge of Tiberius was built in the 1st century. The locals call it a “devil’s bridge”, because without a help of devil it couldn’t have survived for centuries. It was built by the Romans. They were great engineers. They invented a mix of volcanic ash and bleach which became an analogue of concrete. In the next episode It’s expensive to stay at Venice, so we decided to save some money and now we’re sleeping somewhere there. I think it’s a success. Thanks to my sister for animation, decoration and critics to Tanya and Nastya for content and to me for the rest And I need to use a hat for this. It’s hot! We’ve come. Let’s do a sharp turn! No. Anya! There’s fish! The next day we were poisoned. We took… It’s galoshes style.

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