Formula 1 Weekend

Main Square

Five of us travelled – a friend from my work along with 3 of his friends. Working very close to Heathrow airport has a benefit for weekend trips to Europe – it’s easy to go straight from work to the airport for a quick getaway. This was my first trip to Europe since I arrive in UK a few months ago. On arrival on Friday evening, I met the other guys on the trip, and we spent a few hours looking around Milan.

Saturday morning was a sightseeing say. We wandered around the Main Square (pictured above) called Piazza Duomo.

Arcade

This is the shopping arcade just off the Piazza Duomo. It’s quite impressive inside. Just don’t sit down and grab a coffee if you are on a tight budget! We were caught with the table tax often charged in tourist areas, and as a result we paid approximately 10 euros each for our Coffees.

All the intense sightseeing made us tired! These gardens near the city were nice to hang about in. Italy in Autumn doesn’t get much better, what great weather!

Arcade

After the slumber we visited the Ferrari shop.

Arcade

On Sunday morning we travelled out to the Monza to watch the Formula 1 – the real purpose of our trip to Italy. We found a good track position and watched a bit of the GP2 series, a lead up event to the real deal.

Monza

At this point I was starting to get excited! I hadn’t seen a F1 car racing before, and I had high expectations. Unfortunately my expectations didn’t match reality. To cut a long story short, we didn’t see any of the actual race as we had to leave very early just to make our flights back to London at 6:00pm. Walking from our track position to the shuttle bus took us over 2 hours – this was our downfall. I learnt that you should never travel back on race day. There will be a next time!

2 Comments »

  1. Kat said,

    September 28, 2006 @ 8:16 am

    But did you try the Tiramasu Gelato?

  2. Matt said,

    September 28, 2006 @ 6:02 pm

    Not quite – I ended up with plane old Chocolate Gelato, still very nice!

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