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Explore the countryside of Milan

The countryside of Milan is an unexpected wonder on the outskirts of the capital of fashion and design. There are plenty of things to do in the surroundings of the city. From old monasteries to medieval castles, from enchanted woods to…dinosaurs. We have selected 5 places to visit just a few miles from the city centre. The Sancte Mariae abbey in Morimondo Castello Visconteo Trezzo sull’Adda Crespi d’adda Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta Prehistoric park The Sancte Mariae abbey in Morimondo The abbey in Morimondo (20 miles south of Milan) is an old monastery belonging to the Cistercian Order. Its origin…

Blink Travel Guide: here is our review

Blink Travel Guide: here is our review Blink is a new tool that has recently joined the multitude of apps that aim at enhancing the tourists experience where ever they are. It has been developed to make easier and faster for visitors of the major destinations to select where to go, which museum to visit or to find a restaurant that locals would choose. The two main features of Blink are the massive use of attractive pictures and its fluid navigation. The developers needed to find a way to stand from the crowd and through a clear, simple and fancy…

Milan by night takes New York

Milan by night takes New York. From the 11th of January to the 24th of February 2018 at the Laurence Miller Gallery in the fashionable district of Chelsea in Manhattan there is the exhibition “Nocturne” by photographer Luca Campigotto. Luca Campigotto born in 1962 in Venice “is a tireless world traveler, and his pictures share a common pursuit of grandiosity in scale.” (The Laurence Miller Gallery website). The exhibition allows the visitors to tour some of  the world’s busiest cities at night. From Bejing to San Francisco, from Rome to Hong Kong and Milan. These cities are captured by Luca…

Blizzard in New York

The blizzard in New York that has paralyzed the entire city and the east coast of the United States is one of the worst in the recent past. The Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio has updated the citizens of Manhattan and the surroundings boroughs  of Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island on the weather conditions. “But what’s quite clear is this is a serious, serious storm between the very low temperature, the strong winds, the driving snow, everyone should take this one very seriously. And take precautions” Mayor de Blasio has said during the press conference after an inspection…

The Milan City Guide: here is what to do in Milan

The Milan City Guide by the Milan City Journal is a full guide to the discovery of the capital of fashion and design. The Milan city Guide: A brief introduction If we would need to find a statement to describe the city of Milan it would be for sure “If New York and Rome had a daughter, her name would be Milan” We believe that these few words perfectly describe the vibe of the city and its appeal. Milan is able to merge the old and the new, to link its roots to the future. The new skyscarpers of the…

The Sforza Castle

The Sforza Castle with the Duomo Cathedral and the La Scala Opera House is one of the most notable landmark of the city of Milan. A brief history The Sforza Castle is named after the duke of Milan, Francesco Sforza, who ordered its construction on the ruins of a 14th Century fortification, in the middle of the 15th Century. In 1452 the duke hired one of the most important architect of those times, Antonio di Pietro Averlino (aka Filarete), who designed the main entrance and tower of the Sforza Castle, which is still known as Torre Filarete. The decoration of…

Ski resorts around Milan

Ski resorts around Milan If you are planning a visit to Milan this winter and you wish to mix it with a week end on the slopes here there is a list of places where to enjoy the powder snow around Milan. 2 hours drive from Milan In a radius of about 150 kilometers there are several ski resorts that will satisfy the tastes of all types of skiers. In particular the Northern territories of the Lombardy region offers plenty of opportunities for both beginners and experienced skiers. Our favorite ski resorts are: Foppolo (BG) In the province of Bergamo…

The stool and the lion: symbols of Milan

Why is there a stool on the official coat of arms of Milan? And why there is also a lion, which is usually cosidered as the main symbol of Venice? Here below the history of the coat of arms of the city. Those who have been to the city of Milan know how relevant for the history of the city is the Madonnina, the golden statue of the Virgin standing proudly on the highest spire of the Duomo cathedral. The Madonnina is widely considered as one of the three symbols of the city. The Madonnina is now a landamark of…

Madonna is leaving the United States forever

Madonna is moving. She decided to leave the United States for a better place where to create her music. According to her Instagram account she has now moved to…Portugal. In an Instagram post dated 2nd of September Madonna has stated: “The energy of Portugal is so inspiring. I feel very creative and alive here and I look forward to working on my film LOVED and making New Music!!!” ”This will be the next Chapter in My Book! It’s time to conquer the world from a different vantage point!!” The picture had almost 70.000 likes and more than 2.500 comments, mostly…

Bob Sinclar to play in Milan

Bob Sinclar, the international DJ and producer, is about to take the city of Milan. He is going to perform at the Just Cavalli Cafè, just a few steps form the Sforza Castle. For Bob Sinclar it is not the first time in the city of Milan. He usually attends the side events of the Formula 1 Grand Prix, which is going to take place in Monza on the 3rd of September. Born as Christophe le Friant in the town of Bois-Colombes, Bob Sinclar started his career at a very young age. He was just 18 years old when he…