■ Italy 9th day
It was cold during our last breakfast in Venice, so everyone ate indoors instead of on the terrace with a view. Venice was cool so it was easy to walk around the city and there were no mosquitoes. We took a water taxi to the bus stop near Santa Lucia station and headed for Verona.
Verona's arena is famous for its summer outdoor opera, and although it was two stories high, it was large enough and had a large amount of props, so I could feel the atmosphere of the opera venue. Unfortunately I couldn't watch it, but the performance was popular and tonight's performance was Toska. I bought ice cream for the first time on my trip to Italy. It was hot so it was very delicious.
La Scala in Milan had a simple building exterior.There was a monument to Leonardo da Vinci in front of La Scala. In the center of Milan's Galleria, it was said that a person could revisit Milan by putting his heels on the bull mosaic on the floor and making a full turn. It was a pity that the Duomo in Milan was still under construction of the front of the building and the lower half was covered with sheets. It seemed to be under construction for 3-4 years.
At the Duomo, just before the Last Supper sightseeing, two of the tour members went missing and we searched in a hurry but couldn't find them. When we moved to the world heritage site of Santa Maria delle Grazie and entered the front room at the reserved time, the two tour members slipped in by taxi and were just in time for the appreciation. (Really barely).Everyone was able to appreciate it safely.
The Last Supper is a majestic and wonderful art. It was the most impressive and true World Heritage Site on this trip to Italy. Da Vinci is a genius! But why did he paint in that little church? (Quoted from the photo in the official pamphlet because photography was prohibited)
■ Walking around Milan
Galleria was almost closed on vacation. There was a poster of Nintendo DS Lite, and the words "Brain Training" were written on it.Was it popular in Italy?
For dinner, we went to Al Cantinone near the Duomo, which was mentioned in "How to Walk the Earth". It's a nice restaurant and suitable for the last supper. Prices were also cheaper than in Venice and Rome. The appetizer, risotto and meat were delicious, but the amount was so large that I reduced the main order, but it was still too much. In Italy, two dishes per person, including appetizers, were enough! It's a pity that Cameliere couldn't serve alone and the waiting time was long, probably because of the summer vacation.
We couldn't eat the last dish and left, saw the Duomo was lit up, and returned by taxi. I was too tired to go to the bar at the Principedi Savoia Hotel near the Hilton Hotel.