MILAN TRAVEL GUIDE
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In fact, its reputation and the industriousness of its inhabitants, have proclaimed capital and economic guidance, especially in the fields of fashion and the recording industry, in finance and in engineering. Very ancient, Milan for a certain period was also the capital of the Western Roman Empire, then of the homonym duchy, to become today among the most important European cities, a guide in research and university education.
Numerous characters have made it famous, from Sant'Ambrogio to Manzoni, from the Sforza family to that of the Visconti family.
Milano City of Europe
It is not possible to forget that for more than two centuries the city of Milan has been at the center of European history and this has left it an important legacy in terms of monuments and works; a heritage that rightly makes it one of the most visited art cities in Italy.
Even today, as a legacy of the Spanish domination, the terms Cerchia dei Navigli and Spanish walls are used in the current language of the city to indicate the concentric rings that radiate out from Piazza Duomo.
A guide to Milan's monuments and events can not ignore its symbol: the Duomo. The Cathedral of Milan is the main Italian Gothic church, whose construction began in the fourteenth century to celebrate the power of the Visconti family. It occupies 12 thousand square meters and rises up to over 108 meters in height, culminating with the famous Madonnina, a statue covered with gilded copper, on the highest of its 135 spiers.
THE VITTORIO EMANUELE GALLERY II
Another building not to be missed in Milan is the adjacent Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Started in 1865 as a guide to connect Piazza del Duomo to that of the Scala through a covered passage, it was built to excel with the majesty of the main European cities. Among the 176 architects who offered to build it, the project was chosen by Giuseppe Mengoni, who imagined it as an ample passage, at whose center the splendid octagonal hall stands out, considered the good living room of Milan.
Another landmark in Milan is the Castello Sforzesco, adjacent to the lush Parco Sempione. The Castle, in addition to the value of its architecture, contains works of art of immense value, including the Pietà Rondanini by Michelangelo, frescoes by Leonardo da Vinci and paintings by Mantegna and Bramantino.
4 slices of veal shank (about 350 g / each) called a geretto or ossobuco
50 g butter
1 piece of chopped onion
1 ladle of broth
1 small crushed tomato
grated lemon peel q.b.
1 tip of garlic
1 boned anchovy
1 handful of parsley in leaves
1 wide pan
Once the onion is browned in butter, place the slightly floured shanks in the same pan, browning them on both sides, turning without prickling them. Pour a little broth, tomato and salt them. Put the lid on the pan and cook over a low heat for about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Ten minutes before, prepare the gremolada, chop the yellow part of the lemon rind and add parsley, garlic and anchovy. Five minutes before serving, add the gremolada in the pan, stirring well and after a few minutes serve adding the risotto alla Parmigiana or the Milanese.
Combine with Barbera dell'Oltrepò Pavia!
EVENTS IN MILAN
Among the Milanese events, that of football is not absolutely secondary. It will be worthwhile, then, to make a bet at the Stadio Meazza, at San Siro, considered one of the top sports architectures.
Among the most important events of the year, this short guide wants to point out: free visits of the Belvedere to the Palazzo della Regione, every Sunday, from 10 to 18, except for the month of August.
Among the most fascinating events, the Ghost tour stands out, an evening path through the ghosts and witches that populate Palazzo Sforzesco (until the month of July). Among the other Milanese events, we cite the exhibition of Symbolism at Palazzo Reale (from 3 February to 5 June); the events of Ennesima at the Triennale (until 6 March); the events of the exhibition at Mudec by Joan Mirò (from 25 March to 11 September) and the events of the exhibition by Kengiro Azuma (until 12 March).
Tourist Bureau Milan
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele -corner piazza Scala
Tel. +39 02 8845.5555
e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
from Monday to Friday 9.00am - 7.00pm
Saturday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday and holidays 10.00am - 6.00pm
Closed on December 25th, January 1st, May 1st.