|Gothic Cathedral, Milan, Italy|
….and last but not least, Milan
Upon arriving in Milan I took a picture of public art—a colorful knot—that later I would find out had significance to one of the most famous Italian artists, Leonardo da Vinci.
|The Last Supper by Leonardo De Vinci|
Instead of signing the huge piece, the lower right hand corner of the image’s tablecloth is a painted knot. These tidbits told to us by our guide enhanced the experience.
|Frescoes salvaged from the remodel of our Milan Hotel|
Like many parts of Italy, Milan was heavily bombed in the war. Instead of trying to save artifacts and buildings, much of the city was merely bulldozed to make restoration quicker. Our wonderful little hotel had salvaged pieces of frescoes adorning most of its walls.
|Lovely library around the corner from our hotel|
Many historic buildings remain, but the stark concrete architecture of the 50’s newer buildings are built right up next to them.
|Inside the Duomo|
Surprises around every corner stunned us, including the huge Gothic Duomo with its numerous spires. After heavy security we were finally able to see the many giant pillars inside and all the spectacular stained glass.
|Stained glass window in the Duomo|
Since most everything in Milan is closed on Monday, we took a train that day to Varenna, not far away, to enjoy the Lake Como area.
|Snow on the Alps from Lake Como|
|Serene landscapes of Lake Como|