There’s a little fare war going on right now from JFK and EWR to Milan. The fares seem to apply mostly to buying two tickets (sparked by an Emirates sale), but as of this writing, you can still get over there (if you buy 2 tix, as I said) for around 450 apiece for spring travel.
Well worth it. In fact, I’m tempted.
We were there four years ago, inspired by a similar, even more awesome sale – our tickets from New York to Milan were (wait for it) 250 apiece. Two hundred and fifty dollars.
So yes, if you are in the NY area and can swing it – try Milan. It’s not as heavily touristed as other Italian cities, and is a bit more of a challenge to navigate since it is not as compact. Nor does it have a medieval or renaissance center – in fact there’s hardly any pre-19th century architecture readily seen, mostly because Milan, as the capital of Lombardy, has been the object of invasion and conquest and various other battles since Roman times.
(The Last Supper barely survived Allied bombing in World War II)
So, some photos and blog posts from that great trip.
The Duomo, of course.
…and all for probably less than some people spent for a week at Disney World….