Yesterday we went to Bergamo, which is less than an hour from Milan on the train. Its upper town, where we spent most of our time, was the site of an ancient Roman town, is surrounded by 17th-century Venetian walls, and has many lovely sites.
Here you can see the wall and the town behind it:
This is Santa Maria Maggiore, which I'd describe as overly ornate. Every single surface is covered in something: paintings, tapestries, statues. This is the interior of its dome:
This is the tomb of Gaetano Donizetti, a famous composer who was from Bergamo:
Oh, look, it's a Last Supper (although not the Last Supper):
The photo I took of the facade of Santa Maria Maggiore didn't turn out well. But here's the back entrance. OK, so it's really the facade of the Cappella Colleoni, which now is part of the main church.
We walked up to the Rocca:
Where there are great views:
And then we had to walk back down, which was a low point of the day. Well, I say it was, but it was Kevin who was pushing the stroller most of the day. I'm pretty sure he would agree.
But overall it was a great little adventure.