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Ancient Milan – Roman Empire Domination

The original settlement in the area that is now Milan was located in a very promising, albeit remote, spot in the middle of a fertile and well-irrigated plain. By the 4th century B.C. the population in the area began to grow ad Gallic peoples migrated into the Padano...

Milan: A City Waiting To Be Discovered

If you asked  an Italian to name the Città d'arte, or art cities, in his country, he wouldn hesitate to mention Florence, Venice and Rome. Then he would provide you with a long list of charming small and mid-sized cities all over the country. Milan is certainly a city...

Brera District – Milan

The district of Brera and the Pinacoteca di Brera ("Brera Art Gallery") is the main public gallery for paintings in Milan. It contains one of the foremost collections of Italian paintings, an outgrowth of the cultural program of the Brera Academy, which shares the...

The Royal Palace of Milan

The Royal Palace is a must see in Milano. To be honest, people who come to Milan usually don't expect find such a formidable artistic presence, so discovering it can be even more gratifying. Unfortunately, Milan's layout can feel disjointed cause the city grew through...

Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper

Leonardo’s Last Supper (L'Ultima Cena), famous all over the world,is situated inside the Refectory at the Monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie, in Milan. It was commissioned from the artist by Ludovico Sforza “il Moro”. The sensitivity that can be seen in the...

Leonardo Da Vinci and the Sforza Castle

The history of Milan is very interesting and complicated at the same time. Milan and Lombardy, the region where the city is located, was ruled by Celts, Romans, Goths, Lombards, Spaniards and Austrians along the centuries. From 1450, it was ruled by the Sforza family,...

500 Years of Leonardo Da Vinci

Big celebrations in Milano for Leonardo da Vinci! The city is ready to host Progetto per L'Italia, a project about the 500-years-disappearance of the Italian genius, starting from the reinassance to the present day to show the Italian cultural symbols. This recurrence...