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.
Milan L'è on grand Milan.Milan is a big Milan,ancient national saying
Oh my little beautiful Madonna
27 June 2015
24 June 2015
ALFA ROMEO 1900 C52
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
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
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(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 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
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
01 June 2015
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.
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