We hit the outskirts of Milan around lunchtime so we just went to IKEA for lunch again. Then we made our way to our hotel so we could check-in and leave the car behind. The hotel in Milan was really nice. It was air-conditioned and newly remodeled and had a nice lay-out. We wished we were staying there longer, and I think every single one of us considered skipping out on Milan and spending the day in the apartment...
But we took a bus into the city centre anyway, without any kind of a plan, and just walked and explored. (If you can't tell, we were getting pretty burned out by this point.)
We sat in the market square for a bit, just taking it in, and then we went into the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.
I never get tired of hearing the histories of old castles. There is always drama, intrigue, tragedy and victory.
We walked through a few of the museums, but it was getting close to closing time, and so lastly we went to a special exhibit to see an unfinished sculpture of Michelangelo.
This marble sculpture was begun by Michelangelo in his final years, and was left incomplete when he died in 1564. It is of the Virgin Mary, mourning over the body of the dead Christ. It was really beautiful, even in it's unfinished state. It made me really want to go to Florence to see more remarkable art.