Damage done t‘Milan in our heavy raids has not been clearly described.
The account of the Archiepiscopal Palace being in ruins and the Cardinal hurled in them was of German origin and contradicted by later accounts of the Palace being offered as a shelter. The Osservatore Romano, • however, states that the famous University of the Sacred Heart was hit.
Italian sources state that the facade of the cathedral was damaged and that bombs which fell in the square outside blew in two doors and pierced the celebrated bronze portal. Incendiary bombs which fell in the apse set fire to the high altar and the choir stalls. The Archbishop's palace and the royal palace were further damaged.
Leonardo da Vinci's famous mural painting, " The Last Supper," in the cloisters of the convent church of Santa Mario delle Grasie, was saved by sandbagging, but the walls are reported by Italy to be ie danger of collapse.