Milan in one day
Milan Travel Blog› entry 29 of 48 › view all entries
June 24th, 2010 – by: montecarlostar
The next place I visited was the Science Museum dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci, which was very interesting, but as most science museums, many of its areas are for kids and were not that interesting for me. I loved the Leonardo hall though, where they have an exhibition of many of his thought machines and instruments. The man was truly a genious.
I learned that his famous "Last Supper" mural is in one of the churches nearby.
From there I walked all the way to the Castello Sforzesco, Milan's magnificent fortress. The castel is mostly open in all its patios and spacious area, but if you want to come inside you must buy a ticket. It also has a few museums, but since I had already visited a museum one day, I remained outdoors. I also paid a little visit to Parco Sempione and took a little nap as I was tired of so much walking, lol.
After all this I was really hungry, so I walked down Via Dante and found many good -and expensive- ristorantes.
Then I decided to take a walk by the Gallery, the most sumptuous and luxorious open mall I have ever been to. You could see the stores of all the famous brands, including Prada. I felt a little ordinary wearing my football T-shirt in there, lol.
There was a giant screen by the Duomo because they were going to broadcast the Italy-Slovachia World Cup game. I still had a few hours to kill before the game, so I went to a McDonalds (only cheap restaurant in the area, lol) and I sat down by Via Dante again and listened to a very talented violinist.
My host Marco said he would join me for the game and so he did at 4:00 PM sharp. The weather was a bit uncomfortable there by the Duomo as the sun was shinning at its full and there were no shades. Slovachia scored and the mood was silent by the Duomo. My host said it would be better to watch the rest of the game at home and so we did. We suffered through the last minutes of it only to see Italy be eliminated from the World Cup. What a dissapointment!
Anyway, we did not have much time to lose as we would go and see fireworks in Monza... at least some celebration to forget the bitter taste of that World Cup day.
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