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The Madonnina: one of the three symbols of Milan

The city of Milan have had three different symbols during its history. One per each era. The beginning The Middle Ages The modern era The beginning The city of Milan has a millenial history. Founded by the Celts who, according to a legend, decided to build a new town where they saw a pig just for a half covered in hair. It was the scrofa semilanuta¬†and that particular wild animal became the symbol of the city. It remained as a landamrk of Milan till the Middle Ages when it was replaced by the embleme of the Sforza Family. A bas-relief…