The hamlet where the guest house is nestled is called “Ronchetto delle Rane”. In Italian the word “rane” means frogs, a tribute to the colourful amphibians which have long characterised the neighbourhood.
The area was once known for its speciality of frog legs, acknoledged in an old Italian movie starring the famous Italian actor Alberto Sordi. During the ‘croaking’ season people can be still be found crouching over the canal trying their luck at catching frogs...
We are located in the southernmost portion of the city, a territory dubbed by the city as ‘Southern parklands’. A 10 minute walk to the main thoroughfare speeds you downtown to Milan’s famous ‘Duomo’ cathedral in about 20 minutes.. without even having to switch trains.
The newest station to open on the underground is Piazza Abbiategrasso, a 5 minute drive from the house.
Tangenziale Ovest (Western ring road): exit at MILANO Missaglia 7 BIS (the new exit placed between “Val Tidone” and “Ticinese”).
Follow the Milano direction, pass the roundabout and at the first traffic light turn right on via Manduria: keep your right alongside the trees, and once you get to the small Church, you will find via Pescara on the right.
About 300 meters, pass the bricks building and a yellow house with green shutters: you can leave the car on the road, and enter the court on the right over the small bridge, our house is on the left, the second part of the courtyard.
From the city of Milano:
by car, take Viale dei Missaglia and turn left on via Manduria.
Tram 3 (direction ‘Gratosoglio’), get off at “Missaglia Baroni” terminal
Tram 15 ( Piazza Fontana – Rozzano line, direction Rozzano), get off at “Missaglia Baroni” termina
Bus 79 (get off at ‘Manduria 102’)
Underground – Green line 2 - exit Piazza Abbiategrasso
|Time and distance on the freeway and highway|
|Barriera A1 (Milano-Bologna)||20 km||15 mn|
|Barriera A4 (Milano-Torino)||30 km||20 mn|
|Barriera A7 (Milano-Genova)||7 km||5 mn|
|Barriera A8 (Milano-Laghi)||18 km||10 mn|
|Linate||20 km||15 mn|
|Malpensa||45 km||40 mn|
|Stazione Centrale||15 km||30 mn|
|Milano Centro||10 km||20 mn|