A Day in Milan

By Lucy of Wardrobe

We spent a nice day in Milan. We went to the Duomo  for church because it was Sunday. I am only six years old so I didn’t have my first communion yet. So I went up to the priest with my arms crossed on my chest (this means I only want a blessing, not communion) and he stuffed a host in my mouth. The host was flat, round, and white and tasted like styrofoam. Mom and Dad were surprised and I was too. Dad said I was meant to have my first communion in Milan in the Duomo. Having my first communion was kind of funny because maybe the priest thought I was seven, but I am actually six. Mom said that maybe I act like a seven-year old and the priest thought I was old enough.

We walked around the Duomo. We lit candles and prayed for our family and our friends. When we went out of the church, we saw a whole bunch of painters. Mom said that they were maybe art students having an art festival. When I saw them, I wanted to paint! There were so many people outside because the weather was nice and hot! 

We had some gelato. My gelato flavour was Limone (lemon) and ya it was good! We went for a walk to Parco Sempione and walked through a Castella to get there. We played in the Parco Sempione by the water and me and Susan made flower bracelets. The boys took out a live fish out of the water with a stick and they poked out its eyes. I thought, “Poor little fishy!”  Peter said it was dead already, that is why he was able to fish it out of the water. There were so many people in the park too, and lots of flowers on the trees.

Castello Sforzesco

Parco Sempione

After the park, we walked to an old monastery (Santa Maria Delle Grazie) where Leonardo DaVinci’s painting of the Last Supper is. It was a big painting on a wall. The Last Supper is about Jesus and His 12 Apostles having supper before Jesus died. Jesus told them that He was going to die and that one of them was going to betray Him. Judas in the picture had a bag of money in his hand and he was grabbing a piece of bread like Jesus because Jesus said that the person who dips his bread into the sauce after Him would betray Him. We weren’t allowed to take pictures of the Last Supper because it was a really special painting. I wish we could. The painting is 5oo years old! When I saw the Last Supper, I wanted to grab my art kit back home and start painting it. There was another painting on the other side of the room that was just as big and it was about Jesus dying on the cross.

Walking to Santa Maria Delle Grazie Monastery

Outside the Monastery

After we went back to the Duomo, to Galleria Vittorio Emmanuelle II and went shopping. We had to get a new swim suit for Susan because she accidentally lost her top before we left Fethiye and we needed one because we are planning to go to the beach in Lido island in Venice. She got a nice purple one with purple polkadots.

Inside Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle II

Dome of Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle II

 We took the Metro back to our Hotel and we were really tired because we did lots of walking. Milan was very nice and sunny. That is all.

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5 Responses to A Day in Milan

  1. Grandma says:

    Dear Lucy, I am soooooooo happy for you that you received your First Communion. And in Milan, Italia, yet. And in such an amazing church. Jesus sure loves you alot! Does that make April 10 your First Communion Day? I am so happy for you. When you come to the farm we will celebrate your First Communion.
    Thank you, also, for your very nice story about your special day and what you did that day. It sounds like a very busy day with alot of walking! And I think Jesus made the sun shine for you, too.
    Love you and all your family so much. Hugs, Grandma

  2. You did a great job of discribing Milan! I love the pictures. My family will be traveling to Italy next year, so you’ve done a great job of letting me see some great things to do in Milan with my kids.

    • Thank you! From Lucy.

      Hi Christina!
      Nice to meet you here! Thank you for your comment. We hope you continue to travel with us and would love to hear all about your travels to Italy next yr!
      Keep in touch,
      Jenn

  3. Lisa says:

    I am glad you liked Milan! That is one thing I noticed, the spring weather in Europe comes early and it is very nice break from the long, long winters we have in good ol’ Edmonton. Maybe for a project, you can all paint about your adventures as a family 🙂 That would be a cool! Thanks for sharing!

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