I had not seen pictures of the Duomo before walking up on it.
It is amazing in its size and intricacy. The only church that it reminds me of is Sagrada Familia. We are taking a tour inside on Tuesday, so today we just walked around it and listened to a Rick Steves walking tour of the area around the church.
You can’t think about Milan without thinking about Leonardo di Vinci. We see the Last Supper on Tuesday.
The shopping in Milan is truly something. Even the shopping arcades are works of art.
We lunched and then went to the Pinacoteca di Brera museum. Appropriate place to visit on Easter Sunday as there were literally hundreds of Jesus and Mary paintings from the Renaissance.
We stopped for coffee/tea and Belgian fries on the way back to a short stay at our apartment. Then we were off to dinner at a fancy restaurant, Terrazza Gallia, just across from the sketchy train station!
The meal was amazing, with lots of amuse bouche along the way. I had venison for dinner, most tender meat perhaps I’ve ever had.
We had a chocolate mousse for dessert. It was topped with real gold. Really!
It was over a two hour meal, and as much about the experience as the food. We were glad to walk home and relive a great dinner.
Tomorrow, Ellen believes the Clooneys will welcome us in Como. We’ll see.