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In order to fight any further diffusion of COVID-19, people are advised to be very cautious when meeting others, even outdoor. A distance of a meter or so must be kept - and a face mask (better if surgical) worn - in case of any personal encounters.
.:. Milan and Lombardy are still at risk, though bars, restaurants, shops and even museums began reopening from June 3. Schools started again on September 14. Yet, though we kept our fingers crossed, a new lockdown has been enforced starting from November 5.
.:. Official news at the YesMilano website.

 
Leonardo da Vinci painted L'Ultima Cena, or The Last Supper, in what five centuries ago was the friars' dining room at Santa Maria delle Grazie, and is now officially called Cenacolo Vinciano (or "Da Vinci's refectory").
.:. The trouble with this artwork lies in its technique. Rather than relying on the usual "a fresco" method, Leonardo took the risk of painting on a wall in much the same way as he would have done on wood. He redid it and refined it to his satisfaction, but the result soon proved fragile.
.:. It therefore comes as no surprise that the latest restoration too - completed in May 1999 - has taken some twenty years, and provided the highly reputed restorer, Pinin Barcilon, with criticism as well as praise. The whole issue inevitably hinges on what Barcilon saved from ruin and what people think she repainted ex novo.
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