Milano 23 September

Castello Sforza museums- ancient art, picture gallery, furniture, weapons , decorative arts, musical instruments
An Unbelievable collection and we probably touched a fraction of it.

Highlights in no set order were:

• frescos
• Marble sarcophagus with horseman
• Tapestries-
• Canaletto paintings of Venice
• Weapons – very heavy guns
• Magnificent collection of Majolica ware
• Specialist gallery with unfinished sculpture by Michelangelo of Mary holding up Jesus
• Also walked some of the high walls to get to the different museums
UAFA cup
Near the castle was a huge display and a brass band. Promotion for UAFA cup and it was on display- quite a crowd.
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Via Dante and everywhere was very busy- plenty of Milanese out shopping and eating.
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Naviglio area known for its canals. We caught the metro to ponte Genova and walked down to the canals. The canals were lined with restaurants and all busy.
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Other bits and pieces
• Food – no highlights yet but the bread ,ham and prosciutto are good
• Coffee has been average so far – not hot and a bit milky
• Wine had been good
• Africans around castle are active trying to sell you strings for wrists. Some stories that they have tied people’s hands together and demanded money- best to ignore them
• Hotel Star has been very good and the location is excellent

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