Today was all about art.
And really, shouldn’t every trip to Italy have days like that?
We started back in Milan at the Pinacoteca di Brera, a lovely museum with over 30 rooms of paintings by the classical masters. Of course, I spent most of my time in the one room filled with modern art.
You can take the girl to Italy…
In the afternoon, we trained our way to Padua, or Padova as everyone calls it here. This will be our home base for the next three days, so we walked around to get the lay of the land.
Now I have already admitted that I prefer modern art, but this church blew me away. To think that the entire thing — it’s enormous — was completed in three-and-a-half years! Every detail painted; all the trim and faux marble. Dimension was even added with paint to make elements look 3-D.
It was truly incredible.
Then we came outside, and it was raining really hard.
Back to earth.