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Milano, Province of MILANO
Behind the curtain of modernity, far from the noise and clamor of everyday life, hidden from the anxiety and coldness of the digital age, there is another Milan, a parallel yet “far-away” city, alive but quiet. What makes Milan special is its big heart, often submerged under the stress of work but always ready to burst out. Milan is vital and pulsating. Synthesizing memory and future, traces of past legacies come face-to-face with new achievements, in the center of town as well as in the periphery. It is from this harmonious interweaving that the deep appeal of our city radiates.
Charming corners, sweet little homes, quiet lanes: there is a romantic and undiscovered Milan that will captivate anyone who desires to make room for an hour of relaxation, strolling along so close, and together so far from the metropolitan chaos. For lovers of calm, greenery and the aroma of times past, these unique and poetic neighborhoods—very different from the stereotypical image of the frenetic and aggressive postmodern city—offer surprising panoramas and colors, charming tangles of streets and cobble-stone alleys, artistic railings and walls covered with climbing plants, and gardens, villas and houses (often one-family residences) each one unlike the other in style, epoch and social background of the residents. It is the feeling of finding oneself, each time, in many different cities. Our walk in search of this unknown Milan begins in piazza del Carmine, one of the most scenic squares in Milan and the heart of the Brera quarter, rich with cultural and artistic traditions. Moving away from the historic city center, it continues toward the picturesque residential neighborhoods of the Città Studi area, among other things home of the prestigious Politecnico University, which trains engineers, architects and industrial designers. From here you can reach the so-called Journalist Village, the Maggiolina quarter and the greenest middle-class neighborhoods, near the 15th century Villa Mirabello. Founded by the noble Portinari family and long part of a farm, it is a delightful example of Lombard architecture, with its red brick walls, tall chimney-tops and pointed arch windows. On the little streets adjacent, you can still find numerous homes with gardens in Eclectic, late Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles.
Note: The above is an extract taken from 'Easy Milano' on the official web-site of the Comune di Milano - Tourism section.
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