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Here I saw one of the most famous masterpieces from Leonardo in person, The Last Supper. This stop will help me appreciate and marvel at one of the most influential and crucial individuals, Leonardo Da Vinci.
... Sforzesco for a brief walk around - it is huge and beautifully built with rounded brick turrets and huge courtyards. We decided not to catch the metro but walk through the city, it is more interesting that way. We then visited the Duomo for an inside look. We took the audio tour, visited the crypt and found a cardinal Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster who was honoured for his contributions. He might be related! We then decided to go up to the roof of the Duomo ( ... Steps). What ...
... and I soon start drifting off feeling very happy. Who says frequent flyer points don't work.
Alas, all good things come to an end and we land in Milan at 8:30pm to a deserted Milan airport. There is nobody anywhere except two bored Immigration Officers who just stamp the passports without looking at anything, welcome to Italy. So we collect our bags and find our Emirates Limo driver and his new S320 Mercedes Benz and hit the freeway for the 50KM trip ...
We had decided to take the Ferry up to another village on the lakeside, but actually arrived at the Quay in time for an earlier ferry. So we ended up catching the 9:10 ferry to Urio. As we climbed on board, the rain started, and as we cast off, that rain changed to horizontal, so we abandoned to top deck to go downstairs.
Luckily when we reached Urio the rain let up for a while. The only cafe near the dockside turned out to be a restaurant, despite having "cafe" written ...
Well obviously, if you're going to drive in Italy on the first weekend in August, you need to be going north. That was lucky!
Having finished packing up the car with what seemed to be three times as much as we brought with us - how come it fit getting here, and doesn't on our way back? - we added a trip to a supermarket to fill up with cheap booze and Baci chocolates - ah that explains it!
Marco turned ...