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!

21 comments:

  1. I have never been to Milan. I got married in Italy and have been to quite a few places there (all beautiful!), so I really should get round to visiting Milan too. What a difficult task ha!

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  2. Hi dear, your beautiful description and these amazing pics of Milan gave struck my wanderlust. One of my hope-to-see places in the future.

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  3. I always look forward to seeing pictures from Milan's fashion week. Europe puts on such a good show during the spring and fall fashion seasons

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  4. Beautiful photos! I studied in Florence, and traveled many places in Italy but never made it to Milan (huge regret!)

    xo everything-pretty.com

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  5. Beautiful. And love all of the photos! :)

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  6. Love the pics and I´d enjoy going there one day!

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  7. On my first trip to Italy, we ended up extending our stay in Milan for at least two extra days–I guess none of us could pass up more time at the Four Seasons, or the gorgeous shops!

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  8. This is so so cool. Your blog totally rocks!!!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  9. I have enver been....people are so creative there...and all over Italy in general...everything is beautiful...even the plainest things....lovely photos.

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  10. I agree. Everyone dressed so well over there

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  11. Gorgeous photos, the colorful one is just amazing!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  12. One of my dream locations - I must get there some day.

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  13. Ugh I've never been but would love love love to go!!!! Hopefully the people are friendlier than they were in Rome.. xoxo

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  14. The images you posted are beautiful. It makes me want to travel! Please check out my blog as well! (:

    http://fayehepburn.blogspot.com/

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  15. I am crossing my fingers that we will make a trip to Italy in the near future. I think most all of my family has been except moi! I want to go to Milan, especially since I have a friend who lives there. I love the first image! xx

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  16. I bet everyone is good looking! It is super rich in history, culture, class and style! You summed it all up. So beautiful. I would love to go one day! Gorgeous!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  17. I want to go to the furniture show there as well {and Milan itself of course}, I hear the ICFF has nothing on it.

    I learned about all the buildings there in school and it would be both exciting and strange to finally see them in person.

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  18. I haven't been to Milan in years but would love to eat and shop there!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  19. i really want to go to milan now! see the sites and experience the food and meet the people :)

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  20. Beautiful photos and oh so inspiring!!! I must visit Milan it's definitely in my bucket list.

    <3 Marina
    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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  21. Did not visit Milan, but I am sure it will be a pleasure passing by right in the middle of the fashion week ;) That yellow Fendi baguette is perfection. Nice to see you on my blog, dear! :*
    www.fashionsensitive.com

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