I stumbled upon this little art-filled garden, and was immediately charmed by what I saw. The purpose of art should be to make the viewer feel something, and this art simply made me feel good! I loved it!There seemed to be quite a lot happening in the city on this lovely Sunday. I even found a small car show.I set out to find another villa/park that I had seen on a map, and which looked as if it were not too far away. As I walked, I came upon the old train station. My next destination was the Villa & Parco Torelli Mylius. While it was not possible to visit the interior of the villa, the surrounding gardens have been made into a lovely public park, and make for a nice afternoon stroll.The villa was originally built to house a convent. The gardens were used for farming, and the breeding of sheep. It is hard to imagine the building that you see now, being used for those purposes. Even though I didn’t have time to visit the museum, there was time to check out the neighborhood, and the park surrounding Villa Ponti.Walking along the narrow road, which leads up to the villa, was a little nerve-racking, but I did it, and after about fifteen minutes, arrived at the top.Villa Ponti is actually made up of two separate villas — one a museum, the other, a convention center. I was exploring the park around the convention center villa. This section of the city is called Biumo Superiore, and is the oldest, and noblest of all of the “Castellanze”, or zones of the city.My last stop before heading out to dinner was going to be the festival celebrating Italian street food. I had a couple of glasses of wine, and walked around, listening to live music, and crowd watching.
Next up; a brief visit to wonderful Milano!
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