Gallarate – Milano’s Charming Neighbor to the North – Day 2 – Part 3

Leaving the Cimitero Monumentale by a back exit, I ended up facing both, the Museo Maga and the Piazza Mercato, which, luckily for me, was full of stalls selling all kinds of things — from clothing, to fruits and vegetables.  I picked up some lunch from one of the vendors, and strolled through the marketplace while I ate.  DSCN6836DSCN6837DSCN6838DSCN6842DSCN6840DSCN6843.jpgRight next to the market is the Museo Maga, the main art museum of Gallarate.  DSCN6845DSCN6847DSCN6844.jpgDSCN6850DSCN6881DSCN6852One of the most important contemporary art museums in Italia, the museum has a collection of over 6,000 pieces.  It also hosts temporary exhibitions.DSCN6856DSCN6858DSCN6859DSCN6862DSCN6866DSCN6870DSCN6875After leaving the museum, I set out to explore a bit more of the city.DSCN6886DSCN6893DSCN6908DSCN6911DSCN6912DSCN6915DSCN6919The Ospedale Civico is housed in a beautiful, old building.  And while one should never wish that they could go into a hospital, I did catch myself wondering what the interiors of the place might look like.DSCN6922DSCN6923DSCN6932DSCN6934DSCN6939DSCN6931DSCN6941The nearby elementary school was decorated with delightful drawings, done by the students.DSCN6945DSCN6942DSCN6951DSCN6961DSCN6964DSCN6971DSCN6981.jpgDSCN6982I had dinner at L’Osteria di Gallarate.  This is a charming, small restaurant, serving local dishes.  DSCN6973


Next up: A visit to the Museo Archeologico Storico Artistico della Societa Gallaratese, and a walk up a hill to a charming church, and remains of a castle in the town of Crenna!


Note: This blog is written in English and Spanish, and the author takes no responsibility for the quality of any other translations which may appear.  If you have enjoyed this post, please, check out our archives for more posts from Gallarate, as well as other Italian destinations.  Grazie!


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