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Shopping in Milan

Shopping in Milan If you are a fashion enthusiast, shopping in Milan will be a not-to-be-missed experience. In the city there are plenty of opportunities for shopping you just need to know where to go. Here below the full list of shopping opportunities in Milan. The department stores The fashion…

La Rinascente: Milan’s department store

La Rinascente: Milan’s department store History of the company Brands and products Surroundings History of the company La Rinascente is Milan’s department store. Its birth dates back to 1865 when the Bocconi brothers, given the huge success of Le Bon Marchè in Paris, decided to open an Italian department store.…

Milan: a quest for beauty

How Milan started its quest for beauty? The Belle Epoque The second half of the nineteenth century was a crucial period for the city. The whole Piazza del Duomo was subject to a relevant renovation. Architect Giuseppe Mengoni was in charge of the construction of the Galleria which was dedicated…

Most popular brands on Instagram

The most popular brands on Instagram. The top twenty of the most popular brands on Instagram. Every brand has its own hashtag. Whatever we do or wear we tent to identify our pictures using the official or most popular hashtag of that particular brand. Here is the list of the…

Piazza del Duomo

The Piazza del Duomo This is the heart of this concentric city. It has a 17.000 square meters surface and it is surrounded by several buildings on three sides while the fourth one is occupied by the cathedral. At its centre there is the equestrian statue of king Vittorio Emanuele…

History of Milan: the Modern Era

The Spanish domination: 12th of October 1492 is an important milestone in the history of the world. Christopher Columbus arrived to what he believed were the Indies and discovered America. This date marks the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the modern era. While Columbus’s fleet was…

History of Milan: the Middle Ages

]It is hard to recap the middle ages in a few lines but we will give it a try. Steady, ready…go! The end of the Roman Empire During the whole fifth century AD Milan was often under attack. The barbarian invasions seriously affected the economy and prosperity of the city. In 452…