Milan – An Italian City Full of Surprises – Day 2


Nothing could be better than a day spent walking around a beautiful city!


On Via Poerio #37, a plaque decorates the facade of Casa Rollier, which is the building where the Federalist European Movement of Italy was born, in 1943.  The plaque pays tribute to Altiero Spinelli and Ernesto Rossi, two Italian politicians who co-wrote the Manifest of Ventotene, which was used as the basis of the program of the Movimento Federalista Europeo.


Nearby, you will find the Monastero San Benedetto, run by the Benedictine Nuns, on Via Felice Bellotti.


Palazzo Balzarini is a Liberty-style building that dates from 1902, on Via Carlo Pisacane.


No trip to Milan is complete without at least a quick glimpse of the Duomo, and the surrounding piazza!  It is a beautiful space, and always fills my heart with joy, when I find myself there, no matter how many times I have visited it before!


A newly-opened food court on Piazza Duomo has an olive tree, hanging in its atrium.


A plaque near the entrance-way honors the fact that Filippo Turati and Anna Kuliscioff lived in the building, from 1892 to 1925.  The two were instrumental in the founding of the Italian Socialist Party.


For dinner, we went to Inkanto, which is a restaurant in the Navigli area, specializing in Peruvian Cuisine, by Chef Sheilla Diaz.  We had a delicious meal, and ended up strolling along the canal after dinner, before heading back to the apartment, and calling it a night!




Next up:  We spend a last day in Milan, before heading south!


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 Milan, as well as other Italian destinations.  Grazie!


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