No trip to Venice would be complete without a gondola ride along the Grand Canal. From there, I visit Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Square and Basilica. Sometime near three I head back to the airport and prep for my trip to LIML Milan Linate Airport. After takeoff, I do a flyover of Venice, following the canal.
The first leg is rural with fields and scattered houses.
Later, it turns hilly as I grow nearer to Milan.
I set down at Linate Airport without any issues.
Here, I visit Piazza del Duomo and see the gothic Milan Cathedral. It was constructed in 1386 but not completed until 1965. A half-millennia project - now that’s impressive. Next, as a great fan of da Vinci, I visit the Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology. I get some dinner before seeing an actual opera at La Scala Opera, then call it a night.
The next morning I have a sunrise flight to LIMJ Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport. The horizon is an orange band as I take off.
Wispy cirrus clouds drift across an otherwise clear sky.
Soon, I am crossing the western coastal mountains once again.
As I clear them, Genoa’s airport is nestled right along the sea.
I fly a loop and come in along the coast, setting down. Here, I visit Genoa Harbor and the Maritime Museum before heading off to Piazza de Ferrari and Porta Soprana. Lunch is at Fuori Orario. In the afternoon I prepare to leave Italy. The flight will be straight along the coast to LFMN Nice Cote d’Azur. Scattered clouds rolls in as I fly alongside coastal mountains.
The time passes quickly and soon the red houses of Nice come into view.
I set down at LFMN, admiring the beauty of the Azure Coast.