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Milano - Second Day

We are taking the city walking and bus tour today at 2:30, so we had the whole morning to relax and look around.

We walked thru Parco Sempione on the way to the tour meeting place. Nice cool place to walk. They even had a section where dogs could run without a leash. Hoochie would have loved it here!

Here are some photos of Castello Sforzesco, which is on one end of Parco Sempione.

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I booked the city tour thru Expedia about a month ago and paid 67 USD per person then. The tour's cost was now 55 Euro, so I guess I got a bargain, I am not crazy about tours, but we only had one full day in Milan, so we wanted to at least see the highlights.

The tour included the La Scala opera house, Milan Duomo, Galleria Vittoria Emanuele, Castello Sforzesco and last - what everyone was there for - a viewing of The Last Supper.

Here are photos of the famous La Scala opera house:

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This is the Galleria Emanuele - I wish we had more time to look around the shops:

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And the Milan Duomo:

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When we got to the location of "The Last Supper", each group had only 15 minutes inside. A lot of people don't know that The Last Supper is not painted on canvas but on a wall. The painting is huge, measuring 15 x 29 ft.

On the opposite wall, facing The Last Supper, is the Crucifixion fresco by Giovanni Donato da Montorfano.

After resting and cooling off a little, we did go to the recommended restaurant - La Taverna dei Golosi and had a light dinner.

Comments (4)

Jane:

Nancy, I am impressed with your daily blogging--more than I have ever attempted.

It's fun to be following you and I am so envious of the food you are being treated to. I miss it!!

nancyhol:

Jane, don't give me too much credit. I am back-dating the blog entries to when they should have been posted.

I am still catching up and trying to get my pictures up too.

It sounds like you had a great day in Milan! I have yet to see The Last Supper and I did not know it was painted on a wall! I really do need to spend some time in Milan.

sandrac:

I have always wanted to see The Last Supper -- someday!

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