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

31 October 2011


I dont know if you want call it old or vintage,for me this kind of buildings are a real impressive "istant classic examples" and so on.Look the windows,the roof,the walls,the outside general trim,only a dream for nowdays building,even the more advanced in technology and materials but without any "soul",flat and banals,all with the same style,you see one and you've see all,without going to new york,kuala lumpur,buenos aires,luckyly milan is full of this kind of building,hope never will be demolished to built the new ones,but always restored time after time.

25 October 2011


For the years 2011 Milan get another one record,the "Cesar Pelli" tower,tallest building in the city and in italy,part of the new Porta Nuova area,the Milano skyline change forever his face.The upper part was placed with an helicopter no more than 15 days ago.

21 October 2011


The famous Cattelan's Finger by Maurizio Cattellan placed in front of the stock market palace.Do you know why?after a serious and hard debate to move the finger away it is decided the finger can stay here,there's no other better palce for me for this piece of art.

17 October 2011


Porta Romana (Roman Gate) is one of the many city gates you can see while going around Milan.Located on Largo Medaglie d'Oro.There was an old Roman Gate facing the same direction as Porta Romana,located more closer to the city centre where now you can find Piazza Missori(Missori Square).In the 16th century another Walls system was built under spanish rules and the gate was erected,here there was a very little gate when the spanish walls was erected.In 1598 Aurelio Trezzi was commissioned to made a big arch using only a particular hard paper to create a magnificent coreography to receive in Milan Maria Teresa d'Austria promise wife of Philip III of Spain and duke of Milan.The entering of the future wife was during night in november the 30th.After that the decision to built a new gate clearly inspired by Roman triumphal arches of the Doric Order was taken.Under this door 2 centuries later Napoleone Bonaparte entred triumphally in the city.Naturally the part of the city district around is named "Porta Romana".

15 October 2011


The Academy of Fine Arts of Brera ( Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera )or simply known as Accademia di Brera,is a pubblic institution located in Milan .Founded in 1776 by H.I.M.(his/her imperial majesty)Maria Teresa d'Austria needs no presentation worldwide not only for arts lovers.The academy is not only a school, but,even a very famous art gallery with many masterpieces inside made by worldwide masters recognized everywhere by pubblic opinion as "great masters of art".Here's some little examples of what you can view inside:"Marriage of the Virgin by Raphael ,Supper in Emmaus by Caravaggio , The Kiss by Hayez , Portrait of a Young Woman by Rembrandt , Lamentation of Christ by Mantegna , Adoration of the Magi by Correggio , Canal Grande View by Canaletto , The Gentle Woman by Van Dyck , The Crucifixion by Giotto" and so on only to talk about painting.If you come to milan dont forget to visit,you'll be never disappointed.Here you can view the entrance.

12 October 2011


One of my favourite place in Milan for taking pics,riding bicycle or just to have a little walk,and with many inspirations feelings in every season is the Naviglio Martesana .Very crowded during summer and spring,located in the north east part of the city is not so much known by tourists and not visited at all but if you click on the links you can appreaciate is full fo story,and for me you can view very great and classic villas,in a typical style.Enjoy it!!!

07 October 2011


Palazzo dei Giueroconsulti in english Giueroconsulti Palace is a 16th building of Milan located in the centre of town.The construction began in 1562 designed by the architect Vincenzo Seregni ,the palace replaced an older one dated to the 13th century,only a pre-existing tower was preserved and adapted as the clock tower.The palace served as the headquarter of the "college of notable doctors" and used time by time as the seat of "stock market exchange" and the "milano popular bank" and finally as the seat of the "chamber of commerce".The palace was seriosly damaged during the 2nd world war and restored by Gianni Mezzanotte and was equipped with high tech equipements as communication lines and multimedia appliances and named "Palazzo Affari",but, the palace is still known by its former name.

05 October 2011


The summer wind,come blowin in......(Frank Sinatra).Due to particular warm weather condition is still summer in Milan and is possible again have a lunch outside.

02 October 2011


Some pics from today Ferrari owners club milano meeting in milan.The 1st car is the Ferrari f50 made to celebrate the 50 years old factory birthday,built between 1995 and 1997.The 2nd is the Enzo Ferrari as the founder name simply called the "Enzo",built between 2002 and 2004.The 3rd is the Ferrari FXX and the 4th the Ferrari Testarossa a dream for everybody in the 80's and a desire even for nowdays drivers.Which one do you want?or,do you prefer?I'll go for testarossa...useless to write these cars are always the top in every way for technology,heritage,performances,price,maintenance,details, and are only for the very happy fews.