Milan, highlights and the third millennium

Written by Luciana Francesca Rebonato. Posted in MILAN

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From the capital of the Western Empire to the International capital of business, fashion and design: Milan unveils monuments and places that tell about past centuries and go towards a bright future getting through a dynamic present. Discovering Milan Expo 2015 means starting an adventure through the revelation: a proactive, generous and brilliant  town, a “Milan four seasons”, by day and by night, “in service” and “off-hour”. Milan is always there, in case of need or for fancy, to meet someone, to leave and come back.

 A kaleidoscopic Milan, featured by unlimited shades, the core of creativeness, art, culture and architecture. They say that the town’s stones and monument can speak and tell the story they witnessed in the past. It’s true, the world that will come to the ancient Mediolanum – that’s the way the town was called in the Roman Age – for the Milan Expo 2015 will see the movie of history in the streets and will recognize the symbols and highlights that have built the fame of this town around the world. Any landmarks? The Cathedral, the Royal Palace, La Scala (the Opera House) , the Sforzesco Castle, Brera ArtGallery, the Arch of Peace and the Cenacolo with “The Last Supper”, masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci, and it’s not by chance that the Expo Logo is the “Vitruvian Man” by Leonardo, the worldwide acknowledged  symbol of the Italian Renaissance Culture.

Let’s go through the centuries from the XVIth century to the third Millennium; Milan is experiencing an extraordinary urban new life  and the coming of new spotlights. Any examples? The exhibition area of Expo 2015, stretched along an avenue that is one kilometre and a half long, the City Life project – featuring a restyling of the area of Fieramilanocity -, the Milan Southern Agricultural Park – built to become the most important European Agricultural Park -, the new Garibaldi Directional Area with its skyscrapers, the redevelopment of the Docks (Darsena) and the Waterways, a route of more than a hundred kilometres featured by a park that will connect the Docks to the Expo Site through a cycle-pedestrian way that will run for around twenty kilometres.

Luciana Francesca Rebonato
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