Milan – our last day in Europe!

This morning Duke and I spent more than four hours getting our covid tests so that they will let us back into the U.S. We spent an hour walking to the train station, we spent an hour waiting in line for our tests, we sent an hour waiting for results and we spent an hour walking back to our room. What a zoo! But we are cleared to travel.

Waiting for our covid test results.

This afternoon we did The Rick Steves walking tour of the Duomo neighborhood of Milan. We went into the massive Duomo.

The Duomo
Inside the Duomo

We went down into the basement under the church and saw the archaeological remains of earlier churches.

Under the Duomo

We took the elevator and then climbed a bunch of steps to get to the roof of the Duomo. Getting an up close look at the spires and getting to see the view of Milan was very cool.

Looking down on Piazza del Duomo
Duomo flying buttress
On the roof facing the back of the facade of the Duomo.
The view from the roof with the Alps in the distance.

We walked through the Galleria Victor Emanuele II. And we saw the La Scala opera house.

La Scala Opera House

For dinner we ate at Spazio, a Michelin listed restaurant on the fourth floor of the Galleria Victor Emanuel II, overlooking the Piazza del Duomo. It was an absolutely perfect last supper in Europe. Tomorrow we fly home.

Homemade Tortellini filled with chicken and pepper sauce
Linguine with clams and parsley sauce.
Fish soup
Pandolce with ice cream and sour cherries.
Duke at our table in Spazio