All Saints' Day

My mother will be thrilled that I accidentally attended mass on All Saints’ Day when I wandered into Milan’s Duomo. The service was beautiful, with all its singing and incense burning and candle lighting. The Duomo is a must-see in Milan, and unlike Florence’s main cathedral, it’s free and there’s no line to get in.

“[All Saints’ Day] is an opportunity for followers to remember all saints and martyrs, known and unknown, throughout Christian history. As part of this day of obligation, followers are required to attend church and try not to do any servile work.”

It is, in fact, a national holiday in Italy.

The Duomo on a rainy night.