Thursday, 6 June 2013

Inside City: style and artistic Milan

Milan has to be viewed as one of Europe’s wonder cities, reason being the Italian city is full of beautiful buildings, art galleries, fashion houses and one of the world’s oldest shopping malls the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. 

 Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

With a population of 1.35 million, the beautiful city of fashion and designs name is derived from a Latin name Mediolanum and part of what the city is today should be credited to the early two Celtic groups the Bituriges and Aedui.  During World War II Milan suffered extensive damage from allied bombings, but after the horrible period which saw off German invasion the city enjoyed an economic boom. 

With the economic boom came the reconstruction of the city and buildings such as the Pirelli Towers and the Torre Velasca came to existence which later led to an influx of foreigners from all over the world seeking a better living in the refurbished city of Milan.

Inside the Pirelli Towers

Torre Velasca

What’s Milan without mentioning the Fashion Week that is held twice a year and which sees Italian fashion brands such as Dolce Gabbana, Versace and Armani, and international brandsshowcase their garments. Milan also boasts many cultural institutions, museums and art galleries such as Duomo, Piazza and the Maria Delle Grazie that hosts Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Last supper’ painting.

Mayor GiulianoPisapia who took over office in 2011 is probably one delighted leader to be leading such a world class city…

Ashley Mokwena

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