"Rome is a like a voluptuous woman whose gifts are very apparent, while Milan is the shy, demure girl whose treasures are plentiful, but discovered in time." ~ Italian saying
After a challenging yet romantic stay in Venice, we packed our bags again and boarded EuroStar Italia. We spent two hours marveling the beauty of Italian countryside before reaching our last place to visit, the world's fashion capital -- Milan.
Our tour started visiting Da Vinci's painting, The Last Supper or locally known as Vinciano Cenaculo. The 15-minute visit requires reservation a few months before. Strictly no photos allowed and only 25 people are allowed per visit. The photo is similar to what you see inside the room.
Da Vinci's masterpiece is housed in the simple refectory of the 15th century St. Mary of Graces Church. It is a 20-minute taxi-ride from our hotel in Corso Bunos Aires.
After our lunch, we passed by the massive La Scala Theater touted as the world's most renowned opera house. It first opened in 1778.
Because we spent our morning with legs cramped inside the train, we decided to walk our way to visit Piazza Del Duomo where Milan's iconic gothic cathedral is located. The Duomo built in 1386 is Italy's second largest cathedral next to St. Peter's Basilica. It is set in white marble with thousands of statues in its facade and hundreds of spires.
"Some say that the Cathedral of Milan is second only to St. Peter's at Rome. I cannot understand how it can be second to anything made by human hands." ~ Mark Twain
Going back to Hotel Fenice, we decided to walk around the posh mother of all shopping malls called Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele. The 19th century palace is named after the first king who unified Italy.
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