Mi dispiace, tutto esaurito.

All sold out: Teatro alla Scala with Puccini’s Turandot tonight and seeing da Vinci’s Last Supper at Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie – well, they would be, the place is packed with tourists . . like me.

But I did manage to visit alla Scala and watch a ballet being rehearsed. No Nessun Dorma for me tonight, there was an option to line up for an hour to ‘register’ for a ticket at 1pm, return at 5.30pm to re-confirm, and then wait until 6pm to see if there are any seats left in the gods. That seemed a bit much for me. So I whizzed off to the Last Supper, but sold out.
Managed to book a slot to enter the Duomo, in 5 hours time at 6pm. They charge €18, and that’s the cheaper option.
So, here is the plan for tonight, my last full day in Milan; return to the hostel, (I’m in a two-bed dorm room but the room to myself, nice), have a snooze, go to the famous Bar Basso where the Negroni was invented (well, that’s their claim to fame), then the Duomo with my ticket for 6pm.

As an aside, there’s no ticket office for the Duomo, you use a QR code to buy it all online, even if you’re standing there right outside, so modern, and yet, so stuck in the past, to enter the Duom0 women must cover their bare shoulders and bare legs with a piece of (plastic) cloth, which is not re-usable, just trashed, so much waste.
Anyway, after the Duome I’m going to have a pizza at a guidebook suggestion; DryMilano , I’m in Milan, I will probably never come to this city again, so I’ll put on my best T-shirt and get amongst it.

Tomorrow afternoon I train to Paris.

A 33 string geetar!

The dress designed by Giorgio Armani for Maria Callas – incredible!

Yup, there are fashionable people everywhere, and those shops!
I saw a nice shirt in a Gucci window-display,  hmmm.

Author: Tony Richards

This was originally a travel journal to share with family and friends but when home again it became a general blog about anything that came to mind – but now I'm travelling again, this time wandering the streets of Italy – do check in. Ciao baby!

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