This hostel near Porta Romana is a very good alternative for staying in Milan. Many students use it as a place to sleep while looking for a longer-term rental in the city. Two beds in a room of 8 people are € 25 per person. In addition, the hostel has foosball, arcade games, and other common areas to hang out.
A great hotel with very friendly staff. It is 10 minutes from the bus station and 15 minutes from Malpensa airport. The rooms don´t have any extra frills but they´re clean and comfortable. Perfect for backpackers.
It is approximately halfway between Bellagio and Como for hikers or bikers making the traverse. Take a break and sit outside with a cold beer listening to the call of the cuckoo and the jingling of cow bells. The staff are super friendly and the evening meal is filling.
In the morning they gave me the most delicious goats cheese sandwich for a packed lunch.
This CAI Rifugio in the heart of Valtrompia is extremely popular with ski alpinists. It is 45 minutes away from the car park in Pezzoro up a steep forestry track. Continuing past the Rifugio the summit of Monte Guglielmo can be reached in a further 2 hours. This a total climb of 1000m and takes a fair amount of determination.
On the top of Monte Guglielmo (1957) is one of 20 statues to the Redeemer built on the tops of Italian mountains by Pope Leo to celebrate the Catholic jubilee in 1900.
The Rifugio offers home cooked food at a reasonable price. The kitchen closes at 2:30pm but sandwiches can be bought from the bar. They also sell an excellent wild strawberry liquor.