Travel by bus to Milan between history and entertainment
“Milan reborn every morning, pulsing like a heartbeat. Milan is positive, upbeat, efficient. Milan is the ideal city to live, dream and enjoy. Milan to drink. “Advertising slogan for the campaign of bitter Ramazzotti
What can be more representative of Milan if not the Cathedral of the Nativity of Saint Mary? The church dedicated to Saint Mary, built by Gian Galeazzo Visconti, is the symbol of the city. This majestic monument is the most significant testimony of Gothic architecture on which stands the “Madonnina”, gilded copper statue, 4 meters high. The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci is kept inside the refectory of the Dominican convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan. The Castello Sforzesco, one of the largest castles in Europe, which has always been tied to the war, today is rich in museums and art work.
Milan is the capital of fashion happy hours, but also the “Milan to drink”, definition of the eighties for the movida of the city. Tthe city center, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Piazza San Babila, Via Manzoni, and the renewed areas in recent years, as Corso Garibaldi (extension of the already well-known and very animated Brera) have become very fashion. In largo La Foppa, viale Pasubio and corso Como are the coolest clubs in Milan, including the famous Hollywood nightclub, frequented by celebrities. The nightlife in Milan continues also in the most stately neighborhoods: Corso Sempione, Arco della Pace and Via Piero della Francesca are crowded with bars and clubs open until late at night. There are even club in Sempione Park and on the banks of Idroscalo, the sea of Milan. Instead, Via Montenapoleone is lively and crowded during the day for its beautiful boutiques and designer labels the famous.
The Milan of Alda Merini
It is difficult to separate the poetry of Alda Merini from her city, Milan, and its canals, the famous Navigli. Along the Canal Grande to the alley of Lavandai, from the Church of St. Christopher to the Darsena and Porta Ticinese successive scenarios of her poetry. In the municipal ex-tobacco Magolfa street, a step away from Naviglio Grande, the memory of the poetess Alda Merini: upstairs is reproduced one of the rooms of her home, with a poetic journey titled “I was born on the twenty first of spring” that showson panels her biography and some of her poems.