We arrived in Milan in the afternoon, getting our first taste of the city as we did some exploring. It was obvious why Milan is one of he fashion capitals of the world: everywhere you looked, there were designer clothing stores filled with the latest trends in the industry! On top of that, the people were equally as stylish, dressing to impress for fashion week.
Later that night, our class also had to dress to impress for when we went to see Verdi’s “Falstaff” in the Teatro Alla Scala opera house. We were lucky enough to sit in some of the best seats, which were balconies overlooking the stage. The theatre was truly a work of art, having everything from beautiful chandeliers to intricate architectural designs. The actors and actresses were very talented and put on an amazing performance.
The next day, we went to the Duomo where we were able to climb 250 steps to the top and see a breathtaking view of the city. Then, we went to the La Scala Museum, where we saw artifacts from past performances, including some instruments that were used and even some costumes!
On our last day in Milan, we went to see Da Vinci’s Last Supper. Da Vinci used a combination of structured and abstract painting techniques. This included the one-point perspective and some other subtle images that represented the last supper held by Jesus Christ in the Bible. The amount of detailing that went into the creation of this painting was incredible, making it a true masterpiece and a sight to be seen.
Sadly, we had to leave Milan after three wonderful days, heading to our next destination: Venice!