I have two days to play with in Milan; I arrive at MXP from the states at a brutal 0630 so obviously I can't check into any hotel. My plan was to go to the lakes for a day/night but as I'm arriving on March 18th weather could be questionable and open accommodations are a bit thin. I am heading to Venice for the V-F-R tour starting on the 20th. Just hanging in Milan seems a bit spendy for two nights especially since I'm really going to want to sleep.
So, should I:
- Stay in Milan two nights and day trip to the lakes if the weather looks to cooperate;
- Go ahead and book a place in Bellagio and go, no matter the weather, and spend the second night in Milan;
- Find something to do at 0700 in Milan, try to stay awake, stay there the first night, then head to someplace pre-Venice?
I've seen reviews for Hotel Garda and Hotel Milano Castella has caught my eye, but again, a little spendy for 2 nights. What are your thoughts, both for "should I stay or should I go" (I really hope that song is now imbedded in your head, as it is mine...you're welcome...) let alone stay where or go to where?
Thanks in advance!