Day 3, Milan

After a nice 10 hours of sleep, it was time to eat again . . .

. . . so off we trotted, me still hobbling, to another nice little restaurant down the street for Cafe ‘Americano’ and a nice little breakfast . . .

. . . lots of rental bike opportunities around the Piazza Lima, our hotels location , , ,

. . . and there seem to be a number of this system too, where you ‘use and lose’ it. One parks the bike, after you lock it,  wherever you are when you are done with it. The next user finds the closest bike to them using an app and away they go!!

I’d spend the day with my ankle elevated while our three advenruers headoff to disover Milan . . .

. . .which I observed from our roof top viewing area , , ,

. . . including  the ‘new’ downtown area

Tom, Barb and MJ headed out for a day of tourism. Rick stayed in the hotel to nurse his swollen ankle! First stop was at the Duomo di Milano. This is the largest church in Italy and the third largest in the world. It is Gothic in style, built between 1386 and 1965, so it has many architectural influences!

MJ stopped to rub the ankle of Jesus to help Rick’s bad ankle…as many had done before.

Next stop was the nearby Galleria Vittoria Emanuele II, considered to be the world’s first shopping mall. It is airy and light, with a 4 story arcade.

On we went to view the Last Supper fresco painted by Leonardo da Vinci. Once there, we learned tickets were sold out until September! They carefully manage the number of visitors for preservation reasons.  So we can only imagine the work!

Castello Sfozesco was built in the 15th C by the Duke of Milan.

Statue of the raider of the last tomb of Milan.

It is fashionable to have an ankle wrap! Here are two different versions on a mannequin at the pharmacy. Rick sports the version on the right, in the manly black shade. He wears it well!

Another GREAT Mediterranean fish dinner tonight , , , tomorrow we train to Alessandria!!