Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo de Vince
Originally uploaded by debbie.fucoloro
Took a tour of Milan. Got to see Piazza Duomo, Teatro Alla Scala (WOW!), Basilicia S.M. delle Grazie, where 'The Last Supper' is displayed, and the Galleria, a fashion mall with an iron and glass arcade that links Milan's Cathedral to its opera house.


  1. What did you like and what didn't you like as much and why?

    Sounds like so much fun. How is the place you're staying?

  2. Don't hate me, but I didn't like how urban Milan felt around out hotel. The hotel was nice, but surrounding it was dirty and too much graffiti. I enjoyed walking to the tobbachi to get breakfast. I enjoyed walking to the two restaurants that we had dinner at. Both nights we passed a very "hip" place where young 20's-30's were hanging out. It was a bar with a patio that extended out onto the sidewalk. It looked like fun. "The Last Supper" was AMAZING. I didn't know it was a gigantic mural. Seeing it in person allowed me to see so much more detail. I had never heard of Alla Scala before...I'm a heathen. I was surprised at how cool it was. I didn't like walking down the high fashion streets...Mooie wanted to do that. They were crowded with snobby people. The Galleria was fun because of the energy. I liked the history built into the decor and spinning on the bull for good luck...there is a depression in the tile where people spin. That cracked me up.

  3. I, for one, would definitely not hate you for not liking Milan. I didn't really like it much, either. I thought the Mussoulini stuff was kind of interesting. I mean, it's the home of powerful European Fascism in some ways. But, yeah. Fashion capitol of the world, I guess...

  4. We missed the Mussoulini stuff, drat!


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