The four 'musketeers' boarded a flight for Malpense, Italy. We thought we were being asked to leave some of our luggage behind because the plane could not fit any more hand luggage. I got a bit upset as I wasn't returning to Gatwick airport! But all was resolved at the aircraft door. Some others had to leave ports to be stowed below but I was allowed to proceed. Voila! (Bravo!) our apartment was a bit of a tight squeeze but clean and very central. Explored the old town and promenade that evening. The weather was still very cold and damp.