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Milan Carnival 2017: The Ambrosian Carnival

Posted on 02-14-2017
Milan Ambrosian Carnival 2017

Milan is preparing to celebrate the Carnival 2017, full of fun, initiatives and entertainment as always. This year Carnevale di Milano will be celebrated on 4 March 2017. Even the 42th edition will enhance the old town centre of the city and the neighboring streets with performances and parades. The city in these days of celebration, in fact, merits a visit and shows the best of its multi-ethnic aspect, and its squares and streets are decorated for the occasion.

Villa Balbianello, Lake Como

Posted on 04-05-2013
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A unique place, with its barefaced and incomparable beauty: Villa Balbianello on the Como Lake is an attraction that you cannot miss if you are spending a holiday in this Italian region. The mansion was built in the Seventeenth Century, on the Dosso di Levedo, a little promontory on the Como Lake. And this position gives the Villa an unusual charm.

The garden of the Villa Balbianello is very particular: due to the peculiar conformation of the place, the promontory wasn’t suitable for an Italian garden; and so, the Villa Balbianello was built to valorize the lake and the landscape, and it offers unforgettable views in the Como Lake.

A visit to the medieval village of Morimondo

Posted on 11-22-2012
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To spend a weekend in the city of Milan is the good occasion to visit one of the many medieval villages that constellate the province of this great metropolis. And one of this town is the medieval village of Morimondo.

The name of this town derives from the Cistercian monks who came here in 1134 from the village of Morimond, in the French region of Burgundy. And in 1182 began the construction of the Abbey church of the medieval village of Morimondo: completed in 114 years of work, it is an imposing 60-meters-long and 13-wide building, divided into three naves, in Gothic-Burgundian style.