Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Milano

One of my favorite cities because I loved the art, the design and the beautiful architecture. I was there a while {long while!} ago, but if I close my eyes I can still remember how to get to the Pinacoteca di Brera to see my favorite painting. I can still see the men standing at the coffee bar with their perfectly tailored suits reading the paper. And I can still taste the delicious gelato I had when I got out of my design classes.


The city has so much art and history you don't have enough time to get to see everything in one visit. The city was founded in 396 BC and became the capital of the Western Roman Empire from 286 until 402 AD. During the Middle Ages was one of the most prosperous and the Renaissance saw the city flourish welcome Leonardo Da Vinci who painted one of the most beautiful Last Supper´s in art history.


Today, Milan is the secong largest municipality in Italy and the fifth largest urba area in the EU. It is said that the city is the mosr prosperous city in the country and besides being a fashion capital, it´s also home to some of the largest banks in the world.


Milan has been the home to some of the most important fashion designers in the world. During the Gucci years Tom Ford shared his time between Milan and London. The Versace name has been linked to the city since the time of Gianni extending now the the Donatella days. And of course, Giorgio Armani not only lives here but also has a big store with a hotel in the very heart of the design district.


Milan is the host of Fashion Week {coming soon!} and the Salone del Mobile or Furniture Fair, which is the largest in the world and one I hope to attend one day. La Trienale di Milano is a fair that exhibits the best in architecture, art, music, and media arts... It is the place where the arts meet the industrialized world.

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One last thing... the people are super friendly, helpful and somehow everyone seems to be really good looking... hmmm!!!

Have a beautiful day!