0607 Working Class Suburb (Ita 086—new)
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Day three starts up with a bit more catch up work to do. Much of my exploring of Bergamo last October was either at night or with company, so now I need to do another quick tour to take some more pictures and video clips… I climb up to the Citta Alta to take check out the Old City and the cathedrals one more time… and then back down to the city center with its mix of fountain plazas and very stern, no frills Fascist era government buildings.
Satisfied with my tour, I hop on a train headed west. I’ve got to be in Genova by nightfall-- which means that I should be able to cram in a few more towns along the way.
My first stop turns out to be a very un-historical working class suburb of Milano, Pioltello.
I would think that a place like Pioltello would have cheaper apartments-- but no… I check out a real estate agency and apartments are still very expensive here-- I guess because it’s so close to Milan.
I figure I’ve pretty much seem the town-- but then I spot a tall cathedral way off in the distance and figure I should go check it out. There I finally find the true “heart” of Pioltello, with a few pleasant pedestrian only alleys and sort of historical buildings-- but nothing really spectacular…
Finally, satisfied with my exploration, I head on my way.