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Milano 1985

Milano up to date. I magazine di travel europei più prestigiosi consigliano ai loro lettori Milano come meta alternativa per le vacanze estive. Meglio evitare così le chiassose folle che invadono città d'arte come Roma e Firenze.

Strategies for avoiding the crowds in Europe

R. W. Apple Jr, chief of the London bureau of The Times.

Published: april 28, 1985

But Milan is also an art city. In addition to the white, multispired Duomo, it boasts the Brera Gallery, with famous works by Piero della Francesca and Raphael; the Ambrosiana gallery, with one Leonardo masterpiece and maybe two (the attribution of the second is disputed); the most celebrated of all paintings, Leonardo's ''Last Supper,'' once again undergoing restoration but still largely visible, and one of Europe's most inviting small museums, a kind of Milanese Frick called the Poldi Pezzoli.The Via Monte Napoleone is one of the world's great fashion avenues, and nearby streets house the showrooms of Europe's best modern design industry - Artemide, Arteluce, Memphis, Cassina. The food is fabulous; try Gualtiero Marchesi for italian nouvelle cuisine, or Aimo e Nadia, less well known but perhaps even better; Al Porto for fish; Alfredo Gran San Bernardo or Savini for the local classics, veal scallopine and rice with saffron. Through much of the year, La Scala presents the world's greatest orchestras, singers and recitalists. So who needs to join the hordes in hot Rome and Florence this summer?


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