After the drama of the previous evening, we found a bank machine about 50 m from our hotel this morning. We went on foot after breakfast. Our phone map indicated that there may be a Deutsche Bank nearby. We couldn’t find a Deutsche Bank but did find a cluster of ATM’s on our way back and one of them worked!
Breakfast at the hotel was really good and leisurely. We were surrounded by Russians, a tour group. Kris entertained me with his observations of an elderly fat Russian lady who was trying to empty the buffet by herself. I think most of it must have been going into a large handbag she had beside her.
We got back on our bikes and headed back to Decathlon to buy another gel seat cover. Also a camping knife/ bottle opener as we couldn’t open our wine!
Then it was our time to explore. Milan is a beautiful city. We circled around, seeing the castle, cathedral, arch of Peace, wide shopping boulevards and old city like lanes.
The Milanese are very elegant looking, even on a bicycle. We were the only cyclists around with helmets and hi-viz vests!
We found a Carrefour (French supermarket) and bought some beautiful food for our first hotel room picnic.
We did around 38 km just riding around the city. Dropped off to sleep early again, and woke up very early – so still fighting the jet lag.