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Milan L'รจ on grand Milan.Milan is a big Milan,ancient national saying

03 July 2015

WIDE HORIZONS

A typical view,during clear days due to the flat  unlimited land surrounded the city is possible to see the horizon hundreds kilometers far from the whole ALPS chain to the APPENNINES.In the pic the staten border between Italy and Switzerland with view on the MONTE ROSA on the left.On the right large part of  MISCHABEL swiss/italian group in the VALAIS,higher mountain in switzerland is clearly visible THE DOM (4,545mt-14,911ft).On the left the second higher mountain of the ALPS,the DUFORSPITZE (4,634mt-15,203).

27 June 2015

PIAZZA SAN FEDELE

Piazza San Fedele back to PALAZZO MARINO(1557-1563)today the cityhall and in front of SAN FEDELE CHURC.Why the statue of the famous Italian poet ALESSANDRO MANZONI(1785-1873) from the BETROTHED was here?Simply.He fell on 6 January 1873 due to the icing stairs from the church,hitting his head.Died after six month on May 22nd 1873,due to a complication of the fall.

24 June 2015

ALFA ROMEO 1900 C52




June 24th,1910 ALFA(Anonymous Lombard Factory Atuomaker)was founded in Milan.here's one of the many dreaming and inovative cars produced by Milanese manufacturer,ALFA ROMEO FLYING SAUCER also as 1900 C52 form 1952 to 1953 in the spider version in collaboration with the famous Milanese coachbuilder TOURING.In August 1915 the company was bought by neapolitan engineer NICOLA ROMEO,so the second word was added to the brand.ALFA ROMEO is one of the most winning race car manufacturer ever(first Formula 1 world champion in 1950 with NINO FARINA).The automaker is famous not only to made unforgettable high end dreaming limited expensive cars.Is the first to intoruduce on a "normal" road cars innovation technology from his racing experience adopted today by others big players automakers.Some example,ALFA ROMEO first to introduce TWIN SPARK,TWIN CAM,FUEL INJECTION,50%-50% weight distribution,COMMON RAIL DIESEL ENGINE,AUTOMATED ROBOTIC SHIFT on the steering wheel and many others to long the list.When ALFA ROMEO won worlwide races and was just a legend others famous automakers as FERRARI,PORSCHE,LAMBORGHINI,CHEVROLET,LOTUS,MCLAREN was not yet founded,so if i've to take the copy,i'll get for the original.Today the new brand museum was opened in the city,you can see all the cars made by the brand,archives,history,dont forget to visit if you're in Milan.

22 June 2015

MEDIOLANUM

One of the supposed legends to origin of the city name is the emblem of Milan.THE HALF BOAR FEMALE.One located inside PALAZZO MARINO and the other on PALAZZO DELLA RAGIONE arch.Legend by latin LIVY,in the 6th century BC Celtic king AMBICATUS OR AMBIGATUS sent his two parents round to colonize new lands.One of the parents,BELLOVESUS had a vision,a female boar with a long haired fur.The CELTS considered the female boar a sacred animal,not a noble beast as the wolf,lion,eagle.The CELTS interpreted the vision as good auspicius to found a new city.They naming the city probably Medhe-lan,in GAELIC middle land.Later evovled into latin MEDIOLANUM(half woolen).

18 June 2015

SANTA MARIA ALLE GRAZIE

Santa Maria alle Grazie(HOLY MARY OF GRACE)1463-1497 by archistars DONATO BRAMANTE and GUINIFORTE SOLARI view from the cloister.In the refectory you can admire the LEONARDO DA VINCI masterpiece THE LAST SUPPER(1494-1499).

16 June 2015

POLAND IN MILAN






The POLISH PAVILION for EXPO 2015,made by wooden apple box.It's an extraordinary set of factors,arts,agriculture,science and innovation technology as you can see form the pics.You can admire the new satellite ready to be launched to explore brighter and hottest stars than the sun.A magic garden seems unlimited,and,a really great artmaster works by dear friend IGOR MITORAJ(Obederan,march 26,1944-paris,october 6,2014)R.I.P.WARNING:First pic is from a private collection,not shown on the pavilion.#POLAND

13 June 2015

LUCIO DALLA

In memory of the great Italian songwriter LUCIO DALLA(4th,march,1943-1st,march,2012),inside EXPO 2015.Toght to inspire people to interact with selfies in the virtual theater of the social media.

10 June 2015

SAINT BARTHOLOMEW APOSTOLE

SAINT BARTHOLOMEW APOSTOLE(1562)inside the city cathedral by MARCO D'AGRATE one of the disciple of LEONARDO DA VINCI.Story say that the martyrdom of Bartholomew was skinned live.The citizens of milan nicknamed this sculpture "the martyr of the tax payer".

08 June 2015

LEONARDO'S HORSE(1482-1493)

The big horse sculpture by LEONARDO DA VINCI,the genius work for eight years in the city let majestics operas,one for all is the most famous leonardo's opera worldwide,THE LAST SUPPER(1494-1498).Another is this one known as LEONARDO'S HORSE,i suggest you to visit if you're in the city.Is the biggest horse bronze sculpture ever.Located just inside SAN SIRO RACECOURSE.

06 June 2015

EMERGENCY EXIT

Remember of the II WORLD WAR in the city.Sometime walking round  Milan you can see this capital letters.U.S(uscita di sicurezza)emergency exit,R(rifugio)air raid shelter,I(idrante)fire hydrant.So when you see U.S does not stand for UNITED STATES of AMERICA or states army base,but for air raid shelter.In this way the rescue workers easily made the job.

04 June 2015

THE MADONNINA


THE LITTLE BEAUTIFUL MADONNINA inside the EXPO2015 is the same on the highest spire of the DUOMO DI MILANO(1386) but is not gold.Is the only chance you've to be very closer to her.You can find it at the VENERANDA FABBRICA DEL DUOMO pavilion terrace located at Fiorenza gate side.Don't forget to visit even the pavilion inside where you can see how the DUOMO DI MILANO(1386) was made and his history.No other landamark in the city symbolized Milano worlwide and for the citizens.

01 June 2015

VILLA MIRABELLO

VILLA MIRABELLO (XV century).Originally built fot the Mirabello Family as hunting house.The villa was bought in 1455 descent by DANTE and BEATRICE nobleman PIGELLO PORTINARI who was in Milan to follow the MEDICI family affairs.Even LUDOVICO IL MORO brief stayed in this villa.

30 May 2015

HEAVY PIPES

HEAVY AND OLD PIPES off in a late spring day.With the view toward the part on the typical and characterisctic city called ISOLA.In remember of the high known Milano's PHOTOMASTER urban world photographer GABRIELE BASILICO (Milan Aug,12th,1944-Milan Feb,13th 2013).

28 May 2015

DUCAL CHAPEL

Meet the city history at SAINT CRISTOPHER visit the must see Milano's DUCAL CHAPELcomposed by two church the old one and the new one as the noble chapel..Usually is not on the normal touristics routes because at the south border of the city.It was composed by two small churces the new one on the right you see known as DUCAL CHAPEL.It was ordered by the lord of the city GIAN GALEAZZO VISCONTI(pavia 1351-melegnano 1402)in 1398 to commemorate SAINT CRISTOPHER for the end of the plague.It was here that LUDOVICO IL MORO want to meet BEATRICE D'ESTE.A group of CRUSADERS left from here for the first CRUSADE in the HOLY LANDS on the oldest side.On May,27th,1176 ameesengers announced the victory of the LEGA LOMBARDA(Lombard League)cathcing away the invader FREDERICK I known as BARBAROSSA.

26 May 2015

FRECCIAROSSA

The FRECCIAROSSA(red arrow).High speed italian train operated by FS(staten railways) owned by TRENITALIA inbound to Milan with the EXPO2015 logo as official carrier.

24 May 2015

MAY,24th 1915

May,24th 1915,Italy on I WORLD WAR.The square with PORTA TICINESE (1802-184)by Luigi Cagnola is dedicated to our grandfathers who wins the war against Austria-Hungary and German Empire.As rememberer,the war bullettin of the victory:"The remnants of waht was one of the world's most powerful armies are returning in hopelesseness and chaos up the valleys from which they have descend with boastful confidence."The city square 24th of may is dedicated to them.

22 May 2015

INFAMOUS COLUMN

Milan was striked by palgue in 1630,suppose to be spread by a group of people called "UNTORI".A day GUGLIELMO PIAZZA  who was accused by two women to be an "UNTORE".After an horrible torture the man reveal that a barber GIAN GIACOMO MORA  with the shop on CORSO DI PORTA TICINESE used unguents and cream for his work to spread the disease.The barber was arrested and tortured.Both were taken to PIAZZA VETRA where left on public display dead and after burnt alive an cast in a closer canal.The barber house and shop was destroyed and a granite INFAMOUS COLUMN was set as remainder for all.In 1778 the column was removed.Nw is located in the ELEPHANT'S COLONNADE inside SFORZESCO CASTLE.

18 May 2015

BRIDGE BY BRAMANTE

The little PONTICELLA(small bridge) on the side of the CASTELLO SFORZESCO(1360-1499) by artmaster Doanto "Donnino" di Angelo di Pascuccio known as BRAMANTE(1444-1514).It serves as private duke's apartaments direct enter.Never see open to the public.

15 May 2015

PALAZZO DEL SENATO

PALAZZO DEL SENATO(1608)now as staten archives.Began under the cardinal FEDERICO BORROMEO on the site of an existing monastery.Works by architects AURELIO TREZZI and FABIO MANGONE.The building became the CITY GOVERMENT BUILDING in 1786 under the Austrians and during the Kingdom of Italy in 1814.The bronze sculpture MERE UBU just outside on the way was donated by artmaster JOAN MIRO.