martedì 31 maggio 2011

Milan has a new mayor

After two rounds of elections have finally concluded.

The center-left candidate, Giuliano Pisapia, won with 55% of the votes taking the city after 20 years of center-right government.

Big party in Piazza Duomo until very late.
There were about 70,000 people, many more than those who attended the celebration for winning the Italian league football

lunedì 30 maggio 2011

Archeological Museum

The archaeological museum is located in the former convent of the Monastery of SanMaurizio Maggiore, founded in the eighth century AD.

The collections are displayed in different rooms depending on the culture.
On the ground floor you will find the section on Old Milan.
In the basement you can visit the sections of Caesarea and of Gandhara.
The first-floor section, early medieval, the second section, the Etruscan and the thirdfloor is dedicated to the Greek section

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Closed on Mondays

Entrance fee required

Link official Site

Museo Civico Archeologico di Milano
Adress: Corso Magenta, 15
MM Nearest Station: MM1 Cordusio, MM1-MM2 Cadorna

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sabato 28 maggio 2011

Aquarium and Hydrobiological Station

The Civic Aquarium of Milan is home to about 38 ponds populated by 150 different species of aquatic animals, mainly representative of the fauna of Mediterranean andItalian fresh waters.

Open hours : 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5.30pm
Free entry.
Closed Monday

Acquario Civico e Stazione Idrobiologica.
Adress: viale Gerolamo Gadio 2
MM Nearest Station: MM2 Lanza

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venerdì 27 maggio 2011

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Near Duomo di milano you can enter Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II to go to Piazza Della Scala
This Gallery is a covered double arcade formed of two glass-vaulted arcades at right angles intersecting in an octagon. Named after Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of united Italy, it was originally designed in 1861 and built between 1865 and 1877.

giovedì 26 maggio 2011

Museum of science and tecnology

The National Museum of Science and Technology "Leonardo da Vinci" is located in 'oldmonastery of San Vittore al Corpo, near the place where Leonardo had some landplanted with vines, then just outside the city walls. The museum with its 40,000 m² total isnow the largest technical-scientific museum in Italy and has the largest collection in the world of machine models made ​​from drawings by Leonardo da Vinci.

In addition to trains and cars you can also visit the inside of a submarine of World War I, who knows if they have removed the pictures of naked women in the lockers ..

Museo della Scienza e della Tecnica
Adress : Via San Vittore, 21
MM Nearest Station: MM2 Sant'Ambrogio

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mercoledì 25 maggio 2011

Teatro alla Scala - Theatre La Scala

La Scala  is a world renowned opera house.
The theatre was inaugurated on 3 August 1778 and was originally known as the New Royal-Ducal Theatre at La Scala.

You can find useful info and the season calander at this link.
La Scala Site (english version)

Adress : Piazza della Scala
MM Nearest Station: MM1, MM3 Duomo

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martedì 24 maggio 2011

What to eat in Milan - Panettone

If your in Milan from November to the end of january you can find this delicius sweet.
Panettone is a type of sweet bread loaf originally from Milan usually prepared and enjoyed for Christmas and  New Year.

There are many type of panettone, i promise to write all about around next christmas.

Pinacoteca di Brera - Brera Art Gallery

One of the museums to see for sure.
Brera Palace itself was erected on a fourteenth-century former convent, and has beensince 1700 one of the most active cultural centers in Italy.
Today there are various shows, you can read the details at this link
Brera Link (in italian)

One of the best Hayez - the kiss

Adress : Via Brera, 28
MM Nearest Station: MM2 Lanza; MM3 Montenapoleone

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lunedì 23 maggio 2011

A new type of store: Temporary Shop

Milan is practically flooded with this type of shops.

Shops that showcase the timer to indicate when the activity ends
13 days 9 hours 17 min 49 sec

And if you're not careful you're missing something very interesting, as this store of "prosciutto di San Daniele"

Do you have this kind of store in your city?
Do you know "Prosciutto di San Daniele"?

domenica 22 maggio 2011

sabato 21 maggio 2011

Lan Party Bicocca Village 21/5

Pro evolution soccer 2011 italian league.
Average age 30, many with family....
The winner won a trip for 2 people where will play a final battle with the various representatives of other nations involved in the event. 

Up for grabs 2 ticketsfor the stands of Wembley Stadium during the UEFA Champions LeagueFinal 2011.

venerdì 20 maggio 2011

Tonight Pear Jam Night

It's been 20 years since 1991 in the world of rock began to know and appreciate them.
Tonight there will be an evening dedicated to the 20-year career of the band.
For the occasion the BluesHouse Club will host a live concert of two italian band that will pay tribute to the Seattle rock scene of the 90s, reinventing songs byPearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Mad Season, and other...

BluesHouse Club Site

From 9.30 PM, entrance with first drink included 10€

See you there?

giovedì 19 maggio 2011

Palazzo Reale - Royal Palace

Palazzo reale has ancient origins. 
Born with the name of "Palazzo del Vecchio Broletto" and is the seat of city government during the period of commons in the middle ages, later became the residence of the lords of Milan

Today is an important cultural center, home to expositions and exhibitions.

Adress : Piazzetta Reale
MM Nearest Station: MM1, MM3 Duomo

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mercoledì 18 maggio 2011

This is how you drive an SUV in milan

It also happens in your town?

Via MonteNapoleone

Via Montenapoleone is part of the fashion district of Milan, which includes more than th esame street, Via della Spiga, Corso Venezia and Via Manzoni.

In these streets you can find most famous designer shops in fashion, the very expensive one only....
Sales are from 6 january every year, and you have to fight to buy...

Adress : Via Brera, 28
MM Nearest Station: MM1 Duomo, MM3 Montenapoleone

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Castello Sforzesco - Sforza Castle

The Castello Sforzesco was built in the fifteenth century on the orders of the Duke Francesco Sforza as a ducal palace Over the year it became barracks and finally became the first home to museums and cultural institutions.

The Castello Sforzesco houses the Pinacoteca del Castello Sforzesco which houses masterpieces by Canaletto, by Mantegna, Bellotto and many other works, the Museumof Ancient Art, the Museum of Musical Instruments and the Decorative Arts.

Adress : Piazza Castello
MM Nearest Station: MM1 Cairoli

martedì 17 maggio 2011

The Last Supper - Leonardo da Vinci

L'ultima cena ( The Last Supper) is a 15th century mural painting created by Leonardo da Vinci for Duke Ludovica Sforza. It represents the scene from the final days of jesus as narrated in the Gospel of John, when Jesus annunces that one of his twelve apostles would betray him.

Opening hours : Tuesday to Saturday 8:15 to 18.45.
Reservation is required.

Museo Cenacolo Vinciano
Adress : Piazza Santa Maria Delle Grazie, 2
MM Nearest Station: MM1, MM3 Duomo

Navigli di Milano

The first channel was inaugurated in 1179 with 50 km in long
In the fifteenth century Leonardo Da Vinci designed the ingenious locks system to enable navigation from lake Como to Milan.

Today the area is famous for his nightlife, where houndred of univeristy student, artist and normal people frequent the place.
There are many bar, disco, jazz cafè and shop open till late, especially in summer.

Adress : Alzaia Naviglio Grande
MM Nearest Station: MM2 Porta Genova

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lunedì 16 maggio 2011

Tourism Office

Adress :  Via Marconi 1 ( corner of the Duomo)
Opening hours:
Monday-Saturday: 8:45 / 13:00 - 14/18
Sunday and holidays: 9 / 13 - 14/17

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ATM Public Transport in Milan - Useful Information

This is the actual map of underground and urban railway system, witch not include bus and tram.

If you want to travel around milan, at this page you can find all information and which public transportation use for reach your destination :   ATM Milano

Urban standard ticket is 1.00 €.
One day pass is 3.00 €
Two day pass is 5.50 €

Luggage Ticket : For transport of a single piece of luggage is required an extra ticket 1 €.

domenica 15 maggio 2011

Football Team Milan is Italy's new champion

Huge crowd in the street of Milan for the football them who won this year championship.

Mayor's Election Today

Today is election day for mayor in milan, 9 candidates, 29 parties....

In the picture the ballot sheet.

venerdì 13 maggio 2011

Duomo di Milano

A must if you came here, even if not interested in the religion aspect it's impressive and beautiful.

If you do not suffer from vertigo climb above the cathedral, there is an elevator available, or, for the more athletic, thousands of step.....

Underground : MM1, MM3 Duomo

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