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Legnano, Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Legnano is a city in the Milan metropolitan city, in Lombardy, in the High Milan, crossed by the Olona river (which cuts the municipal territory into two almost equal parts), south of the Pre-Alps of Varese. The river was channeled to prevent flooding. With a historic battle, Legnano is the only city in addition to Rome, which is quoted in the Italian national anthem and every year there is the Palio of districts to commemorate the battle. In 1862, Giuseppe Garibaldi encouraged people of the city for the construction of a monument in memory of the famous battle, the statue erected at that time, was replaced in 1900 by a monument to the Warrior of Legnano. The city has beautiful parks, like the park of the local forest or Legnano Castle Park, the Park of Mills, the Park of High Milan, the forest park of Ronchi, among others. The city also has very large statues in the streets, especially in downtown and in the streets nearby, there are many shops, restaurants, shopping center, etc. The most important streets are Corso Italia and Sampione. To see: the Basilica of St. Magnus, the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, the Castle of Legnano, the Church of the Three Saints, Guido Sutermeister museum, the Colombera Tower, the Church of St. Dominicus, the Palace Leone da Perego, among others.


If you want to see the Palio of districts, you should visit the city in the last week of May, it’s held the last Sunday of the month. This event is the reenactment of the Battle of Legnano, with a costumed parade through the streets, followed by a horse race where the eight districts of the city are fighting. The city is a good option if you wish to travel by the Milan area, as there is no parking problem as in Milan and you can move easily by train to visit other nearby places and also Milan. The airport of Milan -Malpensa is 10 minutes by motorway.

Cumberland Bay State Park, Plattsburgh, New York, USA

Cumberland Bay State Park, on the west shore of Lake Champlain, is very popular with campers and day-users because of its large natural sand beach and picnic grounds with tables and grills. The park has 152 campsites, a playground and playing fields, showers, food, and a dumping station. Visitors enjoy romping on the playing fields, camping, picnicking, and lounging on the beach. The park is a runner’s paradise, especially in the fall. You can also camp with your pet if your site allows pets but you must have proof of current rabies vaccination – certificate inoculation or dated collar tag; you must household them only, caged or on a leash, not more than 6 feet. They aren’t permitted in picnic or bathing areas; there is a two-pet maximum. To visit: Macomb Reservation State Park, John Brown Farm State Historic Site, Point Au Roche State Park, and Crown Point State Historic Site are all nearby.


The park opens from early May to Columbus Day.
If you love camping on parks, for $65, the Empire Passport provides you unlimited day use vehicle entry into most of New York parks.
You can do lots of activities like swimming, picknicking, biking, boating, canoeing, fishing, water skiing, voleyball, basketball, etc.

152 Cumberland Head Road Plattsburgh, NY 12901

The Grand at Moon Palace, Cancún, Mexique

The Grand at Moon Palace is an all-inclusive hotel located 14 km from Cancún International Airport, a 20-minute drive from the city center. It is considered luxury with all kinds of accommodation; all rooms have whirlpool for two people, balcony, large bathroom with dryer, dining area, desk, flat screen TV, coffee maker, mini fridge with a wide variety of drinks, dispenser with other alcoholic beverages, bathrobe, slippers, safe and bottle of wine upon arrival and chocolates and snacks that are refilled daily; in short, the great comfort! You also count with 24-hour room service. There is a souvenir shop, a hairdresser, 24-hour front desk, a buffet, several restaurants and bars, a nightclub, theater, conference rooms and large spaces for events. Among the activities, you have water sports, golf, spa, bike rental, several pools, water park and private beach. Staying at this hotel you can visit the other hotels in the chain except The Blanc, you can enjoy the facilities and services of each hotel. The property has a system that gives you a credit equivalent to $ 1500.00 which can be exchanged for excursions, romantic dinners, spa treatments, etc .; you must stay a minimum of 3 nights to have them.


As the property is very large, you will find stops of small carts that will take you from one place to another. The shuttles pass very often. You can also use these shuttles to visit the two nearest establishments: Sunrise and Nizuc. There is also a free bus service. If you want to visit the other hotels that are further away (Cancun, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres), you can take a taxi by reserving it at the reception. You will have a flat rate for the round trip.

If you want to eat something anytime you want, there’s a cafeteria opened 24/24 that serves sandwiches, cookies, tea, coffee, chocolates and also a good variety of icecream.