Libri love.

I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I stepped into this abundant bookstore in Milan. So beautiful, so orderly, so many libri italiani (Italian books). My heart started beating fast and I didn’t know which section to tackle first. However, I took this picture because there was a great irony occurring at that exact…

12 Things You May Not Know About The Last Supper

There were exactly two things I knew for sure about the Last Supper: 1. It was painted by Leonardo da Vinci. 2. It was somewhere in Milan. (Clearly, I’m not an art historian.) This capolavoro (masterpiece) had long been on my wish list of Things to See in Italy, but mostly just to check it off the…

Masterpieces abound in Milan

Recently I have been writing about my newfound love of The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. But this iconic painting is not the only masterpiece in Milan. Everything seems to be an incredible work of art in this fashionable metropolis. Exhibit #1: The Duomo — The fourth largest church in Europe (fifth largest in the…

A Moveable Feast

  Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic Last Supper, inside the refectory of Milan’s Santa Maria delle Grazie Even though seeing this capolavoro (masterpiece) has long been on my wish list, I didn’t expect to be so moved by it when I finally saw it in person. I. Was. Wrong. The Last Supper pulled me in, enveloped me, took up…