(25-29 June 2013)
Moscow is the capital of the largest country in the world, a huge metropolis with almost 10 million inhabitants, enormous in size, chaotic, polluted, still not entirely at ease with tourists and because of this even more exciting.
Muscovites do not speak English (nor even the Italian) and Cyrillic characters on signs and subways can make it difficult to turn yourself around the city.
Moscow is very different from St. Petersburg, is a Soviet and institutional city, still dotted with skyscrapers ugly yet fascinating sign of a socialist architecture who for years has marked the urban development of the city.
And it’s beautiful and arduous to venture in the huge Moscow streets, where you can juggle only if you have a map of the city and if you familiarize yourself a little with the Cyrillic alphabet, it’s critical to recognize the signs of the roads and know if you it is on the right track.
The downtown streets are very wide, cross them becomes an adventure every time, and also requires a physical good exercise! Some of these are so large (even eight lanes in each direction!) that in the past were also used as landing strips for planes.
A city that best represents a Soviet world that maybe there’s more.
NOT TO BE MISSED
The St. Basil’s Cathedral and Red Square
The Monastery of St. Sergius
The metro station (including Komsomolskaya)
Moscow by night
WITH A LITTLE MORE TIME
The Convent of Novadevici
The stores Tzum
A walk on the Arbat
The Cathedral of Christ the Redeemer
The Bolshoi Theatre (for classical dance lovers)
WHERE TO STAY
Holiday Inn Moscow Sokolniki – Rusakovskaya St., 24, Moscow