giovedì 30 giugno 2011

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 €.

mercoledì 29 giugno 2011


The Basilica of Sant 'Eustorgio is one of the most important monumental complex of the city, was built in the fifth century by Bishop Eustorgio II, who built on the remains of amuch older building.
According to tradition in 1164, Frederick Barbarossa plundered the church, almost completely destroying it and taking a Roman sarcophagus in which were preserved thebodies of the three Magi.
Inside are frescoes of three-fourth century by Vincenzo Foppa .
From locals adjacent the basilica, you can access to three underground rooms, the remain of  the only Roman and early Christian cemetery found in Milan 

Adress: Piazza Sant'Eustorgio, 1
MM Nearest Station: MM1 Cordusio, MM1-MM2 Cadorna

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martedì 28 giugno 2011

Arch of Peace

The Arch is located in the center of the vast Piazza Sempione, it is adjacent to the Park Sempione, the main city park of Milan, which was designed with the explicit intent of providing panoramic views encompassing both the Arch and the nearby Sforza Castle.

The Arch was started in 1807 under the pressure of the town of Milan and of Napoleon.
Only in 1826 was picked up the rebuilding under the Habsburg Emperor Francis I of Austria, who dedicated it to peace which brought together the various European powers.
It was inaugurate September 10, 1838.

Adress: Piazza Sempione
MM Nearest Station: MM2 Lanza

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lunedì 27 giugno 2011

Antico Ospedale Maggiore, Cà Granda

Formerly known simply by Milan under the name of Ca 'Granda, was commissioned by Francesco Sforza, who in 1456 decided to bring together in a single institution's many hospitals present in Milano area.

The building is an architectural transition with Gothic and Renaissance styles.
Inside is a courtyard with stately columns and porch on a grand lodge.

It was used as a hospital until 1942 when it was completely destroyed by aerial bombing.
Rebuilt, it is now used as a univerisity, "Università degli studi".

Adress: Via festa del Perdono, 5
MM Nearest Station: MM3 Missori

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sabato 25 giugno 2011

American Donuts

Store offers several american's specialties. Obviously, there are a lot of donuts and muffins, but there are also burgers and hotdogs. It 'a chain, the larger one is located in via Settembrini. Red banquettes and bright plastic white tables the setting of the room.

Here I tried donuts and pancakes covered with maple syrup. Never having been in the states unfortunately i do not have actual benchmarks, but the palate was satisfied

MM Nearest Station : MM1 Lima

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venerdì 24 giugno 2011

100 Ice Cream Flavors

Gelateria in via Trau  that (as the name implies) offers 100 flavors (and seen some change and / or are added) of ice cream. They range from savory flavors (Wasabi, Taleggio cheese and honey balsamic vinegar, Pesto kind, etc. those spirits (beer ceres Cashews, Orange Cream and Grand Marnier, Pear and almond port) to specialties like the turkish pistachio and cinnamon queen. There is no shortage of course the classic tastes. The choice takes time around the giant bar. The ice cream is well made, the only flaw is that there are no seats. .

MM Nearest Station : MM3 Zara

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giovedì 23 giugno 2011

Casa di Riposo per Musicisti Giuseppe Verdi

The Retirement Home for Musicians , in italian "Casa di riposo per Musicisti", is a rest home for retired opera singers and musicians in Milan, founded by the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1896.

The building is designed in the neo-Gothic style by Italian architect Camillo Boito. 
Both Verdi and his wife, Giuseppina Strepponi are buried there.

Adress: Piazza Buonarroti, 29
MM Nearest Station: MM1 Buonarroti

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mercoledì 22 giugno 2011

Flea Market San Donato

It is held every fourth Sunday of the month. You can find anything, but just about anything and the prices are really low. Modern antiques, collectibles, used books, crafts and more

Adress : MM3 Teminal San Donato 

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martedì 21 giugno 2011

Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory

The Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan is the largest institute of musical education inItaly, and is remembered for not having admitted to studies Giuseppe Verdi, Which Wasthen the institute named after

It was founded in 1808, have taught and studied some of the biggest names in music history.
The academy has two concert halls, which hosts musical events, concerts of classicalchamber music diploma examinations, and where the lessons are hosted orchestralexercises, etc.
The Green Room is one of the most important concert halls in Italy, was totally destroyedby bombing in World War II, was rebuilt after the war. The room consists of one longauditorium steps, very steep. Island has 1536 seats.

The conservatory is currently the largest institute of musical education in Italy.

Adress: Via Convervatorio, 12
MM Nearest Station : MM1 San Babila

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lunedì 20 giugno 2011


It was designed by Luigi Canonica in 1806, the elliptical amphitheater holds up to30,000 spectators.
For its construction, materials were recovered from the fortifications of the castledemolished a few years earlier.
The structure was used as a theater and for naumanchia event, when the interior was flooded with water from the canal (kinda a race but with boat). 
Currently, the Arena is the second largest sports facility in the city in size and reputation, and is often the site of sporting events, as well as shows and concerts.

Adress: Viale Comizi di Leone, 1
MM Nearest Station: MM2 Moscova

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venerdì 17 giugno 2011

Antiques market Brera

The third Saturday of each month, the area of Brera, Via Fiori Chiari and surrounding areas, is filled with conservators, dealers and lovers of antiques.

You can find antique and rustic furniture , with a value or common. Do not miss the objects such as antique dolls, glassware, wrought iron items and collectibles.

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Blog Update

I put google translation  toolkit on the blog, let me know if you like it and if it works..

giovedì 16 giugno 2011

Spazio Oberdan

Oberdan space consists of an exhibition area of 700 square meters dedicated to exhibitions of contemporary art and photography, and a 200-seat auditorium in which meetings and film shows are hosted by the Province or in collaboration with the Italian Film Library Foundation.
Complete the service a little more space for temporary exhibitions in the foyer, information points on the main national and international cultural events, and offering to sell a ticket and pre-shows, exhibitions, museums in Italy and abroad.

Adress: Viale Vittorio Veneto, 2
MM Nearest Station: MM1 Porta Venezia

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mercoledì 15 giugno 2011

Colonne di San Lorenzo

The Columns of San Lorenzo are one of the few Roman remains in Milan, are composed of sixteen marble columns with Corinthian capitals which support the entablature, which was of a Roman building dating from the third century AD, perhaps the great baths constructed by Emperor Maximilian.
The columns were transported in the current location in the fourth century to complete the nascent Basilica of San Lorenzo.

Adress: Corso di Porta Ticinese
MM Nearest Station: MM3 Missori

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martedì 14 giugno 2011

lunedì 13 giugno 2011

Game stop

In the last year there was the war of the chains stores of video games.
It seems that now remained only Game Stop, even from you?

sabato 11 giugno 2011

venerdì 10 giugno 2011

Rosso Pomodoro

Highly recommended, is one of the places where the pizza is really good.
Typical Neapolitan pizza, a soft texture and high sides.
And if you do not want pizza you can eat the Neapolitan specialties.

Rosso Pomodoro Official Site

giovedì 9 giugno 2011

PAC - Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea

PAC completes the overview of Milanese art museums with exhibits of international contemporary artists.

Untill 12 june you can find TONY OURSLER. Open Obscura

Terza Sede delle Civiche Raccolte D'arte
Adress: Via Palestro 14
MM Nearest Station: MM1 Palestro

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mercoledì 8 giugno 2011

Manzoni Museum

Alessandro Manzoni (1785-1873) was an italian poet and novelist and rapresents the creator of modern italian standard.
He is famous for the novel 'The Betrohed' (in italian 'I promessi sposi')(1827).
This book is mandatory in italian's school.

In the house where the writer spent his childhood and adolescence, is now set on the ground floor, the museum which preserves relics of the poet's personal belongings and documents relating to the editions of his works. The second floor houses the municipal gallery, which includes about 400 paintings and 2.000 prints and engravings from the sixteenth to the twentieth century

Villa Manzoni
Adress: Via Don Guanella, 1
MM Nearest Station: MM1 Precotto.

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lunedì 6 giugno 2011

Rotonda della Besana

La Rotonda della Besana is one of the most original Milan's works of the eighteenth century.
It is of unique architecture :around the central church takes place an arcade with an harmonius and rhythm curvilinear

Under the arcade floor extends a big network of deep crypts intended for the dead, they say there are about 150.000 people buried there.

Adress: Via della Besana
MM Nearest Station: MM3 Porta Romana

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sabato 4 giugno 2011

Ancient Art Museum

The Ancient Art Museum, gathers twelve hundred years of Lombard sculpture, from the fourth to the sixteenth century. The museum is housed inside the  Sforza Castle.


venerdì 3 giugno 2011

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum of Milan was founded in 1838.
Today, with its 23 rooms over 5000 square meters, is the largest natural history museum in Italy and can be considered among the most important in Europe.

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Closed on Mondays
Entrace fee required.

Museo Civico di Storia Naturale
Adress: Corso Magenta, 15
MM Nearest Station: MM1 Palestro

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giovedì 2 giugno 2011

Celebration of 150 year of Italian unity

Today every Italian city celebrates 150 years of united Italy.
In Rome there will be the event with a parade of the armed forces in the presence of dignitaries and representatives of 80 states.
In other cities there will be concerts, shows, exhibitions and events.
Let's see what organized in Milan ....

mercoledì 1 giugno 2011

GAM : Modern Art Gallery Milan

In his beautiful rooms is preserved one of the richest public collections of paintings and sculptures of the italian's nineteenth century.

Free Entry

Opening hours :
From Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5:30pm
Closed on Mondays

Link Official Site

GAM, Galleria d'Arte Moderna
Adress: Via Palestro, 16
MM Nearest Station: MM1 Palestro