The hotel wasn't ready to check us in yet, so we dropped our bags and headed north a few blocks to check out the Duomo and La Scala.
|La Scala. Can you hear the cats being strangled?|
|From the roof of the Duomo.|
Along the way, we had lunch (I had an awesome salad with tuna & mozzarella). A and I climbed the Duomo, and S, B, C, & D took the elevator. Amazing views from above, but damn was it hot!
|It's freaking hot.|
We got back to the hotel at around 3pm and everyone went into their room for a siesta. At 7.30, we met to go to dinner at a restaurant recommended by the front desk. The food was excellent - a great meat plate, a Dory fish that we all shared, home-made pasta, wine, proseco, limoncello, and home-made gelato (including the best pistacchio gelato I've ever had). We ate outside at the restaurant, and by the time we were done, we were all sweaty and bug-picked, but it was still a tremendous meal.
Then, a walk home past La Scala and the Duomo. And a good night's sleep.