Milan is the home of the world’s most famous opera house, La Scala. At dinner time we fought the crowds to get tickets because “La Boheme” is on the program. Naturally they were sold out except for the 3000 lira($5), standing only room tickets. We got there two hours early and just managed to get in. It meant standing about six hours but it was worth it!
A daily diary of a journey in 1962. Please post comments about where you were then on the Background page.
1962 was pivotal. This is the background:
It was a year colored by the Cuban Missile Crisis, an escalating involvement in Vietnam, the Berlin Wall and the Cold War with Russia, Civil Rights issues, a nascent space program, Nelson Mandela in prison, Betty Friedan's, The Feminist Mystique, the Beatles, Rolling Stones and the death of Marilyn Monroe.