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Old Posted Aug 17, 2013, 5:39 PM
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Great street scenes!

And I love Grom Gelato. We have Grom Gelato stores here in NYC.

Is it from Milan? I knew it was Italian, but don't know the details.
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Some wonderful buildings (both old and new), and I love the old streetcars. Nice to see Milan, thanks.
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Great street scenes!

And I love Grom Gelato. We have Grom Gelato stores here in NYC.

Is it from Milan? I knew it was Italian, but don't know the details.
Their main office is located in the neighbourhood of Turin (Piedmont Region), also headquarters of Fiat Auto.

Grom offers products highly appreciated by many clients.

First store opened in May 2003 in the center of Turin. Today, Grom is present in 35 italian cities and 5 outside of Italy (New York, Paris, Osaka, Tokyo and Malibu)
source (in italian langage) http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grom_(azienda)

and

http://www.grom.it/eng/index.php

Their motto is: Grom, il gelato come una volta (Grom: Making ice-cream again the old way).
I think. I'm not at all sure for this translation
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Old Posted Aug 18, 2013, 10:21 AM
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Evan the tourist are on vacation..
Hi Yorkie
obviously isn't so
the fact is that my shots were taken outside the areas frequented by typical tourists.

Here, the 10 Milan's top tourist attractions
1) Piazza Duomo (Cathedral square) and nearby areas,
2) Castello Sforzesco (Sforza castle),
3) Il Quadrilatero della Moda (Fashion District) Quadrilateral with the sides formed by the roads: Via MonteNapoleone, Via Manzoni, Via della Spiga and Corso Venezia. For high-price shopping
4) Leonardo Da Vinci – The Last's Supper mural painting (1494-1497) in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
5) La Scala operahouse
6) The Navigli (system of canals partially navigable) known especially by Italian tourists. http://www.aboutmilan.com/navigili-o...rdo-milan.html
7) Brera district  famous for romantic restaurants and bars  and for antique shops, and also for its artistic and cultural attractions, such Academy of Fine Arts and the Brera Art Gallery,
8) ….San Siro stadium
9) Business congress tourism (International meeting. and General conferences) with numerous conferences and much frequented but in August conferences are temporarily suspended and therefore, no conference-partecipants around the streets
10) Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio, One of the most ancient churches in Milan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambrosian_Rite

Outside of these destinations, Milan, unfortunately, doesn't offer many choices for typical tourist who travels to Milan in group. Normally they followed maps showing the known usual places

the Milanese go away and there are no tourists in these areas

So .... this explains the empty streets. ..In August, and only in August.

Because in the rest of the year, traffic is usually so..
http://www.automoto.it/news/traffico...-d-europa.html
Milan the most congested city in Europe
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It's really an amazing city.
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Old Posted Aug 24, 2013, 1:39 AM
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Interesting set. I like that shot with the group of 5 on that park's path stopping for stretches while carrying those gigantic camping backpacks; definitely a good subject to photograph!

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Evan the tourist are on vacation..
Lol, I was thinking the same....
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Corso Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires Avenue). Traffic ban for motor vehicles. Corso Buenos Aires is the largest shopping street in Milan and one of the biggest in the whole Europe and in sunday, this street is frequently closed to traffic for public or special events.
Velasca Tower in the background




Piazzale Loreto (Loreto Square)





Here, Piazzale Loreto for other reasons

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piazzale_Loreto

Via Andrea Doria





Pirelli tower - Regione Lombardia offices





Pirelli tower – Information plaque




Stazione Centrale -Central Railway Station
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milano_...ailway_station








Via Vittor Pisani – near Stazione Centrale (Central Railway station)



ATM (Municipal Transport Company) Buses for urban lines, stop at the terminus near Centra Station

http://www.atm-mi.it/en/IlGruppo/LaS...hiEravamo.aspx



Fountain in Corso XXII Marzo (Marinai d'Italia Park) – Eastern City



Lorenteggio Business District

Gemini towers – year 1996 – 96 mt.; 314 ft.





New Vodafone Village







Thanks Oliver


Abbey of Monluè

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monlu%C3%A8







To the City Airport “Milano Linate”

in the 20s



now (viale Forlanini)





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So many of these European city threads concentrate on the old, and it's nice to see more balance with this thread, the modern as well. Thanks!
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2013, 1:28 PM
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From:

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An impressive pics



Duomo (Cathedral) and Velasca tower
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Very nice thread of my second favorite Italian city. I liked it even better when there were more FIAT's, Lancia's and Alfa's in the streets. Did you know Ferrari makes more money from selling merchandise than selling cars and has for years!!
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^^^^

In my life I've owned various Fiat and Lancia cars (Fiat 131, Fiat Tipo, Lancia Dedra and Lancia Lybra). Now I own a car of South Korean brand Kia Cee'd 1400 cc engine, and I am completely satisfied. At the time, the italian cars doesn't really appeal to me. (Except Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati cars, of course ).

Currently the style for Italian cars like the Fiat, Lancia and Alfa Romeo is really embarrassing when compared with German and French ones


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FERRARI. 2012 THE BEST FINANCIAL RESULTS

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would it be fair to say that less ancient history / ruins have survived in Milan compared to Ravenna and Rome? funny because Mediolanum was an important city in late Roman empire.

Anyhow, I can see how the city has a bit of a "German" look but I like it, very nice pics!
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^^^^^

Yes, it's only right to say it.
Milan has virtually erased almost all traces of its past as capital of the Western Roman Empire.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediolanum

Only some vestiges have been saved, very few left, though important:

http://www.serenoeditore.com/archeo/

I am pleased you mentioned Ravenna, a beautiful but little known city.
There, the ancient Roman past is still preserved. And, among other things, there is the tomb (in the center city) of the major Italian poet: Dante, not for nothing called, in Italy, The Supreme Poet

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I would be quite cautious about the so called visible business cluster, it is not necessarily representative of the economic power of the city.
In many European cities, business cores with many office buildings are usually less visible than in the American or Asian cities because they are not much architecturally different that a dense residential district.
Similar is sometimes true in the US. DC (no skyscrapers) has more office jobs in its core than any US city besides Chicago and New York City. And Manhattan outside of the skyscraper districts of Lower Manhattan and Midtown still has a high number of jobs, just spread out over a larger area, enough to be at least as big if not larger than downtown DC itself.
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http://www.serenoeditore.com/archeo/

I am pleased you mentioned Ravenna, a beautiful but little known city.
There, the ancient Roman past is still preserved. And, among other things, there is the tomb (in the center city) of the major Italian poet: Dante, not for nothing called, in Italy, The Supreme Poet

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Which western European city has the most ancient buildings and structure still in tact? Rome? Besides Rome? Naples?
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Which western European city has the most ancient buildings and structure still in tact? Rome? Besides Rome? Naples?
In western Europe?

Sorry, I can't answer
As you know, the majority of European cities has very ancient origins and 30% of European settlement is of Roman origin.

However, at present, I can't tell you how many and which are the greatest city with monuments and ruins of the Roman Empire
That's a rather difficult question, however, expanding the concept, and englobing the small cities, I would say

in Italy:
Aosta (northern Italy on the border with France)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aosta

Verona for amount of Roman remains is second only to Rome

http://www.veronissima.com/sito_ingl...ona-roman.html

Ravenna

http://www.turismo.ra.it/eng/Homepag.../Roman-Ravenna

and in italian:

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravenna_romana

Aquileia (northeast Italy). This little city is very well known in Italy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquileia

In France I would say
Lyon

http://www.destination360.com/europe...on/roman-ruins

In Spain:
Merida

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A9rida,_Spain

For other countries I'll get informed and let you know

This document is quite interesting, although not directly related to your question

http://www.bootsnall.com/articles/10...e-of-rome.html



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some night shots

















Ice drink (bibita ghiacciata).......hot dog..(there isn't literal translation, can usually be translated as “panino con wurstel”)....fresh orange juice (spremuta di arancia fresche)



I'm going to post it on the thread “English signage in non-English Counties” now

Milan surroundings

Cassano d'Adda (eastern Milan area)












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Milano Marathon 2014
http://milanomarathon.it/en/




the winner is the Kenyan athlete Asbel Kiprop
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asbel_Kiprop


Structures of Milan Expo 2015:
Expo gate
http://www.expo2015.org/it/cos-e/expo-gate





Milan




Museo del '900/
http://www.museodelnovecento.org/en/



Universita della Bicocca
http://www.unimib.it/go/102/Home/English
Facoltà Scienze Ambientali/Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources .





Quartiere Bicocca/The Bicocca district – north Milan






Near Milan

Cassano d'Adda




new road under construction over the Adda river


Monza
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monza





Duomo - Cathedral
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monza_Cathedral



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