Lombardy, Italy                                                                                                   All photos by Hetty

June 2017

We spent our last day in Italy in Milan. First we went to Sforza Castle, which now houses museums and art collections. You can see quite a few of the castle courtyards for free.

The Rochetta Courtyard

Sforza motif

In the park is an Arch of Peace

The Ducal Courtyard has a fresco of an elephant

Brera Art Gallery

You can go inside and see some sculptures for free

Piazza della Scala

Palazzo della Banca Commerciale ItalianaMonument to Leonardo

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II – we will go in the other end later

Chiesa de San Fedele

There are 8 of these great men

Archi di Porta Nuova

Indro Montanelli Public Gardens

Palazzo Dugnani

Villa Belgiojoso Bonaparte

In the garden is a lake with turtles

Basilica di San Babila

San Carlo al Corso

Milan Cathedral is spectacular. We spent some time looking around the outside

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Inside the gallery

Monument to King Victor Emmanuel II, outside the cathedral (where they were setting up for an outdoor concert)

The Ambrosiana library was founded in the 11th century, next to la chiesa di San Sepolcro

The ancient Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio

It was a very hot day, but we were doing OK until we saw that the temperature was 36 degrees, and we wilted. Going inside a cool church was ideal.

Santa Maria delle Grazie

The Sforza family were buried here and their motif decorates the ceilings

and that was the end of a wonderful holiday!

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