Day 7: Milan Tour, Duomo, Da Vinci’s Last Supper
by Steve Ray on June 21, 2022
Milan is the 2nd largest city in Italy and a beautiful one at that. Marvelous churches, history and architecture. So with great enthusiasm everybody started out at 9 AM for a walking tour of downtown Milan. We visited the bones of St. Ambrose at his church.
Then to the Scalla Theatre which is the most famous opera house in the world.
Mass today was at the magnificent Duomo, the cathedral of Milan, and it has to be seen to be believed. We especially enjoyed seeing the often-missed baptismal font in the grotto where St. Ambrose baptized St. Augustine in 387.
A highlight of the day was acquiring very rare tickets to enter the temperature-controlled environment surrounding Leonardo da Vinci‘s painting “The Last Supper“. Very few people get to visit this amazing masterpiece of art so our group is very blessed today.
A bit of free time in the afternoon and then a delicious dinner at Sabatini Restaurant where we said “Good-bye” to the pilgrims heading home in the morning, while half of our group consolidates into one bus to continue on for the extension trip to Lanciano, Manoppella and two days in Rome.