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.
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.
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.
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.