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By Catherine Richards

It is a complete consultant to at least one of the main beautiful vacation locations in all of Europe. "Adventure consultant to Milan and the Italian Lakes" presents every thing you will ever want to know for making plans a visit to this gorgeous vacation vacation spot, from locations to stick and devour, and useful shuttle suggestion, to what to pack and whilst to head. It additionally gains up to date details on all of the intriguing actions and adventures simply ready to be loved - from exploring the style capital of Milan with its stylish procuring, via traveling the beautiful Lakes Como and Garda with their excellent Roman villas and gorgeous vistas, to gaining knowledge of the hidden treasures of the region's unforgettable palaces, church buildings and museums. no matter what you decide to do during this outstanding vacation spot, the "Adventure advisor to Milan and the Italian Lakes" could be your crucial significant other.

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What to See in the Duomo n The very impressive stained glass windows: some date from the 15th century, though the majority are 19th-century, Historic Center n 23 Milan and depict scenes from the Bible. The apse is illuminated with three enormous windows by the Bertini brothers. n The crypt contains the body of San Carlo Borromeo, the Duomo Treasury with its fine collection of religious objects and vestments, and the Coro Jemale, a beautifully decorated 16th-century room. n The left transept holds the bronze Trivulzio Candelabrum, five m (16 ft) high and in two pieces.

The great 16th-century art historian, Vasari, called Leonardo’s mistake a dazzling blotch By the early 17th century the deterioration was such that it was considered a lost work. Further damage was done in the Napoleonic era when the refectory was used as a stable. A bomb in 1943 seriously damaged the room, though, incredibly, the painting survived, protected as it was with sandbags and mattresses! Flooding later caused further damage. In 1977 restoration work that was to last 18 years was begun, dealing not only with the deterioration and damage of 500 years but also the six previous restoration attempts, some of which had done nothing but damage the work further.

A delightful museum that offers a fascinating insight into the lives of the wealthy Portrait of a Girl (Pollaiuolo) 19th-century collector. Much more of a house than a museum, with tapestries, Milan Heading east, you c ome t o Ca sa degli Omenoni, built by sculptor L eon e L eon i i n 1565. Closed to the public, but with a v er y striking f a ç a de – ei g h t mythical figures act as pillars (telamones, which the Milanese call omeCasa degli Omenoni noni). Around the corner at Via Morone 1, is Alessandro Manzoni’s house.

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