GALLERIA VITTORIO EMANUELE II (1865-1867) one of the oldest shopping mall in the world.Named to the first king of the kingdom of Italy VITTORIO EMANUELE II (1820-1878) by architect GIUSEPPE MENGONI (milan 1829-milan 1877)connect PIAZZA DEL DUOMO with PIAZZA DELLA SCALA,is Latin cross form with the dome at the center high 47m(154ft) made by iron and glass,on the ground in the center there's the octagon with his 4 sides vaults decorated by mosaics representing the 4 continents,Asia.America,Africa,Europe.In 1867 when it was opened it was illuminated by gas by a special device ran on rails of the around the dome to swith on the gas lights nicknamed the EL RATIN (little mouse) by Milanesi.
Oh my little beautiful Madonna
25 November 2015
23 November 2015
THE DARSENA DOCK a arrivals and departures for ships in the past transporting marble for the MILAN CATHEDRAL,genaral goods.This current location was determined by the construcion of the SPANISH WALLS(1549-1560).Its origin can be traced back to 13th cenury with the SAINT EUSTORGIUS CATHEDRAL pond.It was dismissed for long and only recently restore and opened new.
19 November 2015
16 November 2015
ROMAN RUINS in the city.The AUSONIUS STONE.DECIMUS MAGNUS ASUONIUS described Milan the fourth century MEDIOLANUM when the city was the capital of WEST ROMAN EMPIRE.It dates back to 388 A.D. in his "Order of Noble Cities" manuscript says:"Everything is wonderful in Milan,the affable nature of the citizens,the circus,the temples" and so on.The stone is from 16th century for the SCUOLE PALATINE building destroyed by fire.A copy of the stone was palced inside the SFORZESCO CASTLE.
13 November 2015
BRANCA TOWER.The tower was built in 1933 in only 68 working days at the end of the MILAN TRIENNIAL,famous is the observation deck with high hospitality bar,restaurant,meeting service,the view during clear days ecompass from the highest and famous summit of the ALPS to PO VALLEY and the APENNINES.
09 November 2015
CIVIC ARENA(1805-1807)ROYAL STAGE.Frescoes by the Milanese ANDREA APPIANI(milan 31st,may,1754-milan 8th,nov,1817).It was opened by NAPOLEON BONAPARTE.It's a necoclassical style and inside can be flooded with water for NAVAL BATTLES.In 1894 and 1906 hosts WILLIAM FREDERICK CODY known as BUFFALO BILL show,who live in the city and love Milan as like no others cities.By LUIGI CANONICA(1764-1844).Some years ago after some difficulties was title to the great journalist GIANNI BRERA.
06 November 2015
THE CIVIC AQUARIUM(1905).A LIBERTY style building by architect SEBASTIANO LOCATI.it was built for the 1906 WORLD'S FAIR hosted in Milan,is the only pavilion surviving from the event.Here's the facade with NEPTUNE and upper part of the fountain,the Roman god of water and sea by ORESTE LABO'.Inside there's even a big library with a great collection of biology and marine publications.
03 November 2015
STRETTA BAGNERA NARROW WAY in ancient times the STRETTA BAGNERA LANE house of the first Italian serial killer or monster of Milan.Considered by MILANESI the most sinister street in the city after hundreds years.It's L shape way,sometimes not wide enough for a veichle.The name is from Stretta(narrow),Bagnera(baths)of Romans in Milan located here.It was home and office of ANTONIO BOGGIA(Como,dec,23rd 1799-Milan,apr,8th,1862),"the monster of milan".Who had the misfortune to visits him ended murdered,haked to pieces with an axe.The choice of this way for murder and to hide the bodies was not casual.It's shape and size of being disturbed by witnesses was minimum.The house of the killer had a cellar only can be reach by an iside house stairway,perfect place to hide the victims.The monster of milan finally was captured and hanged on apr,the 8th 1862.
31 October 2015
EXPO 2015 MILAN "feed the planet,energy for life",here's the TREE OF LIFE inspired by an opera of MICHELANGELO from LAKE ARENA in a full Italian Flag Livrey,just behind the Italian Pavilion.The tree was taken as symbol of this EXPO from every conutry,organization,visitors since the begin.
28 October 2015
25 October 2015
23 October 2015
20 October 2015
KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN pavilion at EXPO 2015 MILAN.From the official website:"Archaelogies of Green,the Pavilion of the Kingdom of Bahrain,at the Expo Milano 2015 is a poetic intrpretation of the cultural agrarian heritage of the country,which stems from the ancient civilization of DILMUN.With ten distinctive fruit gardens,containing trees that will be fruit-bearing at the different moments throughout the six-months duration of the exhibition,the pavilion also features archaelogical artifatcs that celebrate the millenia long tradition of agriculture and perpetuate the many MYTHS of Bahrain as the location of the GARDEN OF EDEN and the land of the milion palm trees.Built out of white prefabricated concrete panels,the pavilion will be moved to BAHRAIN at the end of the Expo and once rebuilt will serve as botanical garden.The prefabricated components of the buildings,visible through the seams that connect them to one other,loosely refer to the inherent and ditinguished form of the archaelogy of BAHRAIN".For more visit the official website BAHRAINPAVILION2015.COM.
18 October 2015
THE GIUSEPPE MEAZZA STADIUM(1925-1926)commissioned by the president of A.C. MILAN 1899 and the famous tyres factory owner PIERO PIRELLI.From 1947 is the homebase of the two city SOCCER teams (A.C. MILAN 1899 and F.C. INTER 1908).The inaugural match F.C. INTER vs A.C. MILAN had the final result 6-3.According to TIMES it was at the second place as the most beautiful SOCCER STADIUM worldwide,is the largest in the nation has an all seater reduced capacity for more than 80.000 spectators,without seats it was more than 100.000.Since 1980 it was simply known in the city,but even today as SAN SIRO STADIUM,because the only closer city ladmark in the 20's was the church of SAN SIRO ALLA VEPRA.From 1980 it was named to the two city teams FOOTBALL player and 1934-1938 world football champion GIUSEPPE MEAZZA.Dont forget to visit the museum and the store inside if you're in the city and see a match.
15 October 2015
SANTA MARIA PRESSO SAN SATIRO church(1476-1482).The church was erected on a primitive place erected by the archbishop of the city ANSPERTUS dedicated to SAINT SATYRUS the brother of patron saint of Milan SAINT AMBROSE.It was commissioned by the Duke of the city GALEAZZO MARIA SFORZA(1444-1476).Due to the very small space where it was erected,the archistar DONATO BRAMANTE invented the THE ILLUSION OF THE FALSE PERSPECTIVE or the VIRTUAL REALITY.As you see even from the pics you view more depth and larger,in live view is very impressive.A must see if you're in the city.