December-January 2006
2006 / December-January 2006
Jan 1, 2006

Milan: Italian Renaissance

If you can do only one thing in Milan, be sure to see Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, housed in Santa Maria delle Grazie Church. Plan ahead — even calling a few weeks or months in advance is a good idea — as reservations are required to secure one of the 15-minute slots to see the recently restored masterpiece. Call for reservations (tel 39 02 8942 1146) between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday. Visiting hours are 8 a.m. through 6:45 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Some online agencies also sell reservations, but there’s usually an additional service charge.

To New Heights

United Airlines announces a number of new routes.

2006 / December-January 2006
Jan 1, 2006

‘Scentsational’ Cologne

The business community in Cologne, aka Köln, defies quick classification. If you were to read only the first page of the city’s economic report, you might come away thinking, “Detroit with schnitzel.”