National Geographic : 1984 Feb
products, a hub for the comings and goings of trade in Italy and much of Western Eu rope. It is not only an industrial city (fully a quarter of industrial employment in Italy is spawned in the region), but also a city of fine food and subtle elegance and cul tural wealth. Many thousands of exhibitors travel to Milan each year for the trade shows held in the massive complex of buildings at the fair grounds. In another section of the city, re storers are working on Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper" in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie and, as they clean and repair, they discover that Leonardo portrayed St. Matthew with his mouth open, speaking.* *The restoration of the "Last Supper" is described by Carlo Bertelli in the November 1983 GEOGRAPHIC.