(Italiano) MILANO PER I BAMBINI
When: 20 March 2015, 16:51
MILANO IS EXPO2015
Expo Milano 2015 is the Universal Exhibition that Milan, Italy, will host from May 1 to October 31, 2015. Over this six-month period, Milan will become a global showcase where more than 140 participating countries will show the best of their technology that offers a concrete answer to a vital need: being able to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the Planet and its equilibrium. In addition to the exhibitor nations, the Expo also involves international organizations, and expects to welcome over 20 million visitors to its 1.1 million square meters of exhibition area.
If you love fashion and design, Milan is the city for you.
- Milan is the design capital of the world: it hosts major design and architecture-related events and venues, such as the annual Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the global benchmark for the Home Furnishing Sector, and its parallel event Fuori Salone. Milan is also home for the oldest and most influential international design award, the Compasso d’oro. Arisen by a Gio Ponti’s idea, the award is organized by ADI Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (Association for the Industrial Design) in order to pick out the value and quality of the Italian design products.
- Milan is also regarded as one of the fashion capitals of the world, along with London, Pais, and New York. The city hosts the Milan fashion week twice a year. Milan’s main upscale fashion district is the Quadrilatero della Moda (literally, “fashion quadrilateral”), where the city’s most prestigious shopping streets (Via Monte Napoleone, Via della Spiga, Via Sant’Andrea, Via Manzoni and Corso Venezia) are held, and where the most important Italian and foreign fashion brands are headquartered.
- In 2015, Milan will host the Expo 2015, the World Expo. The best-known ‘first World Expo’ was held in The Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom, in 1851. One of the most renowed editions was Paris 1889, which main symbol was the Eiffel Tower.
- Milan also contains several cultural institutions, museums and galleries, some of which are highly important at an international level, and great space is given to museum activities and workshops for kids. Unfortunately not all museums held these activities in languages different than Italian, but they’re quite simple and easy to understand for foreign children.
Don’t miss the Duomo, Milan’s cathedral, the fourth largest cathedral in the world and symbol of the city. Not faraway, the Teatro alla Scala is today one of the world’s most famous opera houses. The great Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a covered passage that connects Piazza del Duomo to the square opposite of La Scala opera house.
The Sforza Castle has been a defence fortress, a residence, military barracks and the site of museums and cultural institutions; the transformations of one of the most representative and popular monuments of Milan have been various and complex. Today is home to the Civic Museums and since 1896 it has hosted one of the vastest artistic collections in the city. A building rich in history and spirituality, a casket of sacred art, the Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio represents, with the Cathedral, the focal point of Milan’s religious life. Leonardo’s Last Supper (L’Ultima Cena), famous all over the the world, is inside the Refectory at the Monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie, in Milan.
Your kids will love Milan in April beacause of all the activities held during the Salone del Mobile fair. Avoid Summer, since it’s very hot. The city is enjoyable the most in Spring or Autumn.