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An Art & Food Tour: Milan

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Milan galleria Vittorio Emanuele

Milan is the second most populated city in Italy, it can be considered as one of the centers of finance in the world, headquarter of La Borsa Di Milano, in Piazza Affari, and the capital of fashion, with the famous Corso Buenos Aires which is one of the largest shopping streets in Europe, and the city of the design world in Italy.

Famous for its architecture and the modern works of art, for the Pinacoteca di Brera, one of the largest museums in Europe (created in 1809 for Napoleon Buonaparte)

Milan is a dynamic, cosmopolitan city, a mix of races, religions and cultures.

Milan offers tourists and not a fervent nightlife, one of the most important places are the Navigli, a true symbol of Milanese nightlife. Walking along the streets and the Darsena from happy hour until late at night is one of the favorite activities of citizens and tourists. But how were the Navigli born?

History tells us that the Navigli were built in 1177, when Milan was rebuilt after the arrival of Barbarossa. Initially the purpose of the Naviglio was to irrigate the fields at the gates of Milan and, perhaps, also as a defensive moat.

Visiting Milan you can not miss one of the most innovative neighborhoods from the architectural point of view: CityLife.

Here you can admire the most important works of modern architecture in Italy.

International architects such as Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind and Arata Isozaki have created some of the most iconic buildings of today: the Hadid Tower, the Libeskind Tower and the Isozaki Tower.

Milano is the perfect combination of modern and ancient art; the beauty of the gothic Cathedral “Cattedrale di Milano” as well known as the Duomo.

Located between two of the main monuments of Milan; the Cathedral and the “Teatro alla Scala” the most famous opera house in the world, there is the “Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II” a famous commercial gallery where you can find  amazing restaurants and some of the most elegant and prestigious stores in the city.

Food in Milan is amazing, one of the most tradicional dishes is Ossobuco, that seems to date back even to the Middle Ages, characterized by a particular cut of meat made extremely tender by the long cooking and by the presence of marrow, which melting makes the preparation even more succulent served with the famous risotto.

Not to be missed is the famous Panettone born in the Middle Ages  in Milan and linked to the tradition, of that time, to do very rich breads for Christmas, which were served by the head of the family to the guests. The actual shape of Panettone was created in the twenties.

Famous for its architecture and the modern works of art, for the Pinacoteca di Brera, one of the largest museums in Europe (created in 1809 for Napoleon Buonaparte)

Milan is a dynamic, cosmopolitan city, a mix of races, religions and cultures.

Milan offers tourists and not a fervent nightlife, one of the most important places are the Navigli, a true symbol of Milanese nightlife. Walking along the streets and the Darsena from happy hour until late at night is one of the favorite activities of citizens and tourists. But how were the Navigli born?

History tells us that the Navigli were built in 1177, when Milan was rebuilt after the arrival of Barbarossa. Initially the purpose of the Naviglio was to irrigate the fields at the gates of Milan and, perhaps, also as a defensive moat.

Visiting Milan you can not miss one of the most innovative neighborhoods from the architectural point of view: CityLife.

Here you can admire the most important works of modern architecture in Italy.

International architects such as Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind and Arata Isozaki have created some of the most iconic buildings of today: the Hadid Tower, the Libeskind Tower and the Isozaki Tower.

Milano is the perfect combination of modern and ancient art; the beauty of the gothic Cathedral “Cattedrale di Milano” as well known as the Duomo.

Located between two of the main monuments of Milan; the Cathedral and the “Teatro alla Scala” the most famous opera house in the world, there is the “Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II” a famous commercial gallery where you can find  amazing restaurants and some of the most elegant and prestigious stores in the city.

Food in Milan is amazing, one of the most tradicional dishes is Ossobuco, that seems to date back even to the Middle Ages, characterized by a particular cut of meat made extremely tender by the long cooking and by the presence of marrow, which melting makes the preparation even more succulent served with the famous risotto.

Not to be missed is the famous Panettone born in the Middle Ages  in Milan and linked to the tradition, of that time, to do very rich breads for Christmas, which were served by the head of the family to the guests. The actual shape of Panettone was created in the twenties.

Credit: Photo by Szymon Fischer