Milan. Pirelli HangarBicocca. Carsten Hoeller, Anselm Kiefer & Os Gemeos.

Pirelli HangarBicocca is an old industrial plant in the north of Milan that is now used as an exhibition hall for contemporary art. It’s in the middle of an industrial area but easy to get to by public transport: just take the purple line M5 to Ponale and walk along Via Chiese for about 10 … More Milan. Pirelli HangarBicocca. Carsten Hoeller, Anselm Kiefer & Os Gemeos.

Italy. Lago d’Iseo. Visiting Christo’s artwork “The Floating Piers”

If  you have read my plans for Italy post, you know that about 10 days ago I decided to go to Italy to see the Floating Piers on Lago d’Iseo. The Floating Piers are the latest work of Bulgarian artist Christo who is well-known for his large-scale outdoor installations such as the wrapping of the … More Italy. Lago d’Iseo. Visiting Christo’s artwork “The Floating Piers”

Travel plans 2016

Upcoming trips: a weekend in Rome and two trips to the US 2016 is looking mighty fine – at least in terms of my travels and airfare. Just a few days ago I booked a weekend trip to Rome (30€ return flights with RyanAir!) for the end of this month. A few things on my to-do list: … More Travel plans 2016

Italy. Pisa. The leaning tower.

Last summer, after visiting Bologna and Florence, I spent one night in Pisa. In the morning I walked over to Piazza die Miracoli and the Duomo. The freestanding bell tower of the cathedral is Pisa’s most popular landmark, commonly known as “The Leaning Tower”. The tower’s tilt already begun during the construction which started in 1173 and took almost 200 … More Italy. Pisa. The leaning tower.

Italy. Bologna.

About one year ago I scored cheap tickets to Italy (with RyanAir from Frankfurt-Hahn) and spent 6 days exploring Bologna, Florence, Pisa, La Spezia and Cinque Terre. Bologna was my first stop and even though it’s without a doubt a beautiful city, I didn’t really enjoy it. Mostly because it was just the wrong time … More Italy. Bologna.