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Milan's Piazza Duomo is Going Green

Milan's Piazza Duomo is Going Green | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it
Trees and a flowerbed with a vegetable garden will be planted on the side of the city’s central square

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10 Italian Masterpieces You Must See Before You Die

10 Italian Masterpieces You Must See Before You Die | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

Italy is a country that is jammed packed with famous art. Here are 10 masterpieces you should see.

 

Michelangelo’s David - Accademia Gallery, Florence

Sistine Chapel - Vatican City

Capitoline Wolf - Musei Capitolini in Rome

Giotto’s Scrovegni Chapel - Padua

Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper - refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria della Grazie in Milan.

Mantegna’s Dead Christ - Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan

Raphael’s Rooms - Vatican

Madonna di Ca’ Pesaro by Titian - Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice.

The Birth of Venus by Botticelli - Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

Flagellation of Christ by Piero della Francesca - Galleria Nazionale delle Marche in Urbino


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PASSEGGIANDO PER MILANO - WALKING IN MILAN

10 ways to enjoy festive Milan (http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2011/dec/08/milan-christmas-shopping-food-festivals)

Sant' Ambrogio's street festival
Milan's festive season kicked off yesterday, on 7 December, when the fashion capital celebrates the feast of Sant'Ambrogio, the city's patron saint, a uniquely Milanese tradition. There's a public holiday on 8 December, the feast of the Immaculate Conception (Festa dell'Immacolata). The long weekend, known here as il ponte (the bridge), is traditionally an event-packed time – a special Mass was held at the Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio on 7 December and the market Fiera Degli Oh Bei, Oh Bei is held from 7-11 December in the grounds of Milan's castle, Castello Sforzesco.
The Fiera, whose medieval origins date back to 1288, is a vast street market with hundreds of local arts and handicraft stalls and gastronomic delights. It's a great chance to savour the Christmas atmosphere – and delicacies such as roast chestnuts, mulled wine, castagnaccio (chestnut, raisin and pine kernel cake) – or take your pick from local mustards, hand-knitted woollies, jewellery, toys and sweets.

Take a fashion tour
If you fancy a stroll in Milan's world-famous Fashion Quad, or Golden Quadrilateral, named after the four main fashion streets around Via Montenapoleone, you will find it clearly marked from Piazza San Babila with a "golden rectangle" street sign. This is a chance to experience Milan's fashion mecca, an A-Z of Italian designer stores, from Armani to Zegna. This winter you will spot an H for Hogan's on most young and trendy women's feet in Milan - try on a pair at Hogan (Via Montenapoleone 23, +39 02 7601 1174, hoganworld.com).
Back in the real world, Milan's frantic but affordable shopping miles are Via Torino and Corso Buenos Aires. Slow-paced Via Brera and Via Solferino (Brera area) are browsers' havens, for accessory hunting or finding new inspiration for a chic but funky look. For good-quality, trendy but affordable shoes try Bagatt (Piazza San Marco 1, +39 02 2900 5682, bagatt.it) in Brera. Cavalli e Nastri (Via Brera 2, +39 02 7200 0449, cavallienastri.com) is a retro boutique, where you can find a sassy, second-hand winter coat for €100. The nearby Porta Genova-Navigli canals district is good for edgier looks and ethnic vintage.

Christmas shopping and gift ideas
A good all-round starting point is always La Rinascente (rinascente.it), Milan's best known department store, in Piazza Duomo. Check the homewares in the basement for espresso cup sets, or a Moka pot, the Italian stove-top espresso maker. Easy to take home are also olive wood cutting boards, pasta-cutting implements or a lasagne dish. If you like megastores, Mondadori (negozimondadori.it) is good for books, electronics, gadgets, CD and DVDs. Reproduction posters like the Ricordi selection of early 19th-century opera billboards of La bohème or Rigoletto make good souvenirs. Wait and See (Via Santa Marta 14, +39 02 7208 0195, waitandsee.it) is great for vintage accessories and design objects in every price range.
Try the deparment store food halls for saffron, the vital ingredient for risotto alla Milanese, or vedure sott'olio (preserved vegetables) to serve as Italian antipasti, and the speciality Fairtrade Modica chocolate. In Modica in Sicily, chocolate is made straight from the cacao beans, with no added cocoa butter or soy lecithin. The cocoa is worked on a lava stone slab, and it is heated to no more than 40C so that when the sugar is added it does not melt, giving the grainy texture for which the chocolate is famous. There's a bewildering range to choose from, from traditional vanilla, cinnamon and hot chilli pepper (peperoncino) to nutmeg or white pepper and cardamom.
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RODO Firenze shows Milano a luxury bag in limited edition

RODO Firenze shows Milano a luxury bag in limited edition | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

The exclusive and limited edition bag created to celebrate the opening of the first Italian boutique.
For over fifty years, Rodo Firenze has represented the highest level of Italian craftsmanship in leather and textile shoe and bag collections. On February the 22nd, the iconic brand opened its first mono-brand store in Italy, a dedicated shop window in its city of choice, Milan. To celebrate this opening, Rodo is paying homage to their archive with a revival piece, under the name Milano. Based on the original, must-have from 1971, it is one of the brand's most quintessential bags. Produced in limited edition, the 15 models will be available exclusively in the Milan flagship.


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10 of the Best Christmas Markets in Italy

10 of the Best Christmas Markets in Italy | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

Christmas markets in Italy are one of our favorite parts of, well, Christmas in Italy! Not only are they beautiful and atmospheric (and a great place to get that holiday shopping done), but they make for an especially fun way to get to know an area’s local traditions, delicacies and artisans. Since we love sustainable and immersive travel, we think that’s always a plus!

Here are our 10 favorite Christmas markets in Italy, from Naples on up to the Dolomites!

Christkindlmarkt in Bolzano (Dolomites)Traditional South Tyrolese market in Lagundo (Dolomites)Weihnachtsmarkt German Market in FlorenceChristmas nativity market in NaplesMedieval candle market in Candelara (Le Marche)Fabbrica di Babbo Natale in Pisa (Tuscany)Piazza Navona market in RomeChristmas Market Piazza NavonaCampo San Polo market, VeniceO Bej, O Bej market in MilanChristmas market in Turin
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Before discussing the forces that move markets, it is important to know what constitutes a market and what they actually are. Markets are basically any group of buyers and sellers for a particular product (good) or service. There are highly organized markets, such as christmas markets or farmer's markets, but more commonly there are  less organized markets, that encompass everything from food to skinny jeans.

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Must-See Exhibit in Milan: Leonardo3 – The World of Leonardo

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If you're planning to visit Milan this summer, don't miss an exhibit that just sold 40,000 tickets in its first 40 days - Leonardo3 – The World of Leonardo. This interactive exhibit focuses on in interpreting 5,000 pages of Leonardo DaVinci's notebooks and runs through July 31 in the Sale del Re in Piazza della Scala (across from the Galleria). 
This show presents the results of research carried out over the last ten years by Mario Taddei and Edoardo Zanon. Its purpose is to highlight Leonardo’s work not just as “artist” but also as “engineer” and help us understand what he wrote, what he designed, the studies he made for his machines and how he worked. 


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Go Milanese in Milan Boutique Hotels

Go Milanese in Milan Boutique Hotels | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

Soak up fashion and food with a stay in a Milan boutique hotel. You won’t be disappointed with the accommodation options.

 

A city of beautiful people wearing snappy clothes, wandering around in bewitching surroundings, Milano is a travel destination with a polished twist in everything it offers. The headquarters of some of the world’s most famous fashion designers are based in Milan, and you can’t fail to notice the influence of fashion in the city – from the shops to real life fashion shows on the sidewalks

 


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Fashion School in Milan, Paris and London - Fashion school and Courses design - IstitutoMarangoni

Fashion School in Milan, Paris and London - Fashion school and Courses design - IstitutoMarangoni | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

Every year over two thousand students from all over the world meet at Istituto Marangoni to pursue a common dream: fashion. Here young talents can find competence, professionalism and long standing experience, in order to become leading professionals in their sector.

 

Three campuses that offer fashion courses in Milan, Paris and London, 92 different countries of origin for about 2,400 total students: these are just some of the numbers representing Istituto Marangoni in the educational sector. This diversity is part of that creative, fundamental and indispensable melting-pot for the formation of new talents with a cosmopolitan approach.

 

This year, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Istituto Marangoni, David LaChapelle has commemorated our heritage and our identity with the photo-shoot posted in the background of the Website. Extraordinary fashion images to celebrate the three fundamental values of Marangoni: passion, creation, obsession.

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