Milan (Italian: Milano [miˈlaːno] ( listen); Lombard: Milan [miˈlãŋ]; German: Mailand; Latin: Mediolanum) is the second-largest municipality in Italy and the capital of Lombardy as well as of the province of Milan. The basic administrative division proper has a population of about 1.3 million, while its urban area is the 5th largest in EU and the largest in Italy with an estimated population of approximately 5.2 million. The growth of many suburbs and satellite settlements around the city proper, following the Italian economic miracle of 1950s–60s and massive commuting flows, suggest that socioeconomic linkages have expanded well beyond the boundaries of its administrative limits and its agglomeration, creating a region of approximately 9.3 million people. It has been suggested that the Milan metropolitan area is part of the so-called Blue Banana, the area of Europe with the highest population and industrial density. Its health care and education system is considered one of the best of Europe.
Milan was founded by the Insubres, a Celtic people. The city was later captured by the Romans in 222 BC, and later was the capital of the Western Roman Empire from 286 until 402 AD. Milan became one of the most prosperous Italian cities during the High Middle Ages, playing a primary role in the Lombard League. Later Milan became the capital of the Duchy of Milan, being ruled by the Visconti, the Sforza, the Spanish and the Austrians. In 1796, Milan was conquered by the French troops of Napoleon, only to be given again to the Austrian Empire at the Congress of Vienna of 1815. In 1859 the city was eventually annexed to the House of Savoy, and soon started to lead the industrialization process of the new Kingdom of Italy. During World War II, the city was badly affected by Allied bombings, and after German occupation in 1943, Milan became the main centre of the Italian resistance movement. In post-war years, Milan enjoyed a prolonged economic boom, attracting large flows of immigrants from Southern Italy. During the past three decades, the city has seen a dramatic rise in the number of international migrants, and today 15.2% of Milan's population is foreign born.
Milan is the main industrial, commercial and financial centre of Italy. Its business district hosts the Italian Stock Exchange and the headquarters of the largest national banks and multinational companies. The city is recognized as a major world fashion and design capital, and it has thus been ranked by GaWC as an Alpha world city in 2010, as well as the 42nd most important global city. Thanks to its important museums, theatres and landmarks (including the Milan Cathedral, the fourth largest cathedral in the world, and Santa Maria delle Grazie, decorated with Leonardo da Vinci paintings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site) Milan attracts two million annual visitors. It hosts numerous cultural institutions and universities, including Bocconi University, which ranks fifth among European Business Schools. The city is also well known for several international events and fairs, including Milan Fashion Week and the Milan Furniture Fair, the largest of its kind in the world, and will host the 2015 Universal Exposition. The city is also home to two renowned football teams, A.C. Milan and F.C. Internazionale Milano.
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danos (103094) 2012-10-12 0:43
Μαρία γεια σου,
όμορφη η πρόσοψη του κτηρίου που παρουσιάζεις από το Μιλάνο,με το βάψιμο της με τα σχήματα να είναι εντυπωσιακό.
Οι λεπτομέρειες του κτηρίου φαίνονται πολύ καθαρά,με τα μπαλκόνια και το κυκλικό κομμάτι στα δεξιά να συμπληρώνουν το όλο σκηνικό.
kordinator (22515) 2012-10-12 1:10
Large and very pleasant effect of these super beautiful facades.
Excellent quality of the photo.
Nice presentatin and composition.
Thank you for sharing.
dkmurphys (64525) 2012-10-12 1:54
Nice textures of the old facade. I like the architecture also. Well taken, enjoy a fine weekend.
raszid62 (18515) 2012-10-12 2:01
Όμορφα διακοσμημένη πρόσοψη ενός μεγάλου, όμορφο αρτ νουβό κτήριο στο Μιλάνο. Μπαλκόνια κοσμούν τον θόλο κτιρίου.
Μεγάλη, φυσικά χρώματα και τέλεια ευκρίνεια.
pajaran (65694) 2012-10-12 5:31
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o Milanu ...
Lepa arhitektura ...
Dobra ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepi balkoni i detalji na fasadi.
Imajte lep dan.
Sve najbolje za vikend sa lepim secanjem na posetu Milanu.
Very interesting and good text about Milan ...
Beautiful architecture ...
Good sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Beautiful balconies and details on the façade.
Have a nice day.
All the best for the weekend with the beautiful memories of the visit to Milan.
Sergiom (88217) 2012-10-12 5:58
Une très forte contre plongée qui nous donne un bel appercu sur cette façade Milanaise tout en utilisant le ciel comme arrière plan.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-10-12 6:05
Απο όσο φαίνεται το Μιλάνο είναι μια πολύ όμορφη πόλη και η ιδιαίτερη αρχιτεκτονική σου δίνει την ευκαιρία για πολλά κλίκ!Είναι και αρκετά κοντά απο την Ελλάδα οπότε μάλλον πρέπει να μπει στα σχέδια μου!Όσον αφορά την λήψη πολύ όμορφα αρχιτεκτονικά στοιχεία και ιδιαίτερα χρώματα!Πολύ καλός φωτισμός και νομίζω οτι και σε B&W θα είναι πολύ όμορφο το αποτέλεσμα!
Συγχαρητήρια και καλό ΣΚ
mohammad_H (10072) 2012-10-12 8:10
Very nice view of the structure, roles unique and beautiful art disks
Camera angles, and look good at the corner of the building, creating a beautiful effect
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eldancer1 (36343) 2012-10-12 9:10
Even the outside of European architectures are well decorated and very ornate. I like your pov and it has good dof with nice details. And thanks for the wonderful information. Good lighting. Well done, tfs.
Sonata11 (34007) 2012-10-12 9:41
I like your pov, which let us see this interesting and beautiful fasade of this building. Lovely balcony with so many fabulous details. The colors, sharpness, clarity are fantastiv. Perfectly well done. Love it. Thank you Maria,
All the best,
ourania (51079) 2012-10-12 11:12
τι όμορφο αυτό το κτήριο, πολύ κομψή και ενδιαφέρουσα η αρχιτεκτονική και η διακόσμησή του. Η προοπτική που έδωσες και το θαυμάσιο καδράρισμα δίνουν στην εικόνα μια ωραία δυναμική. Μαζί με τον εξαιρετικό φωτισμό και την τέλεια ευκρίνεια κάνουν την παρατήρηση του συνόλου αλλά και των επιμέρους στοιχείων πάρα πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα και ευχάριστη. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό Σαββατοκύριακο,
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2012-10-12 11:26
very nice building good details and colors.
i live near this city bit i have never seen this place
ciakgiak (30433) 2012-10-12 15:52
Mi piace questo tema dedicato alle belle facciate, sono davvero notevoli gli spunti di interesse che offrono ed i decori che le caratterizzano.
Un caro saluto
papagolf21 (109194) 2012-10-13 1:34
Bonjour, chère Maria,
Splendide façade d'une époque révolue. Heureusement, nous pouvons encore contempler cette architecture très riche.
Très bonne prise de vue.
ikeharel (78229) 2012-10-13 2:54
The tiles-work pn the walls of this building are beautiful, and remind me of Portugal with "Azulejos" everywhere.
Excelent photo as far as all details, and i enjoy looking at the returning pattern of the balconies.
Have a nice weekend,
Miguel82 (27752) 2012-10-13 4:05
Superb facade of building and nice architecture style
Sharp picture, excellent colors and light
Have a good saturday
siamesa (28127) 2012-10-14 3:03
Bom dia Maria
I love these old houses that have a very beautiful architecture. These are one of my passions. Very well done.
Have a nice day
baddori (20159) 2012-10-15 0:08
La Milano che stupi Napoleone del 1804, e lo stupore pere le strade diritte e i grandi palazzi.
Parigi da quei giorni non fu più la stessa.
Cultura austriaca e ingegno italiano.
macjake (72491) 2012-10-19 7:56
Looks like i havnt visited yr gallery for awhile.....ther are at least 3 or 4 photos i want to critique right away! I will have to get back to you :)
I chose this one first for its architecture its style its grace. You composed it so well in the frame. Beautiful. Wouldnt change anything ! Great work
jmdias (68615) 2012-10-23 6:09
nice view of this façade. I liked the patterns of its walls and the shapes of the architecture. good use of this indirect light. TFS.while in milano I wanted more time to walk a lot by the town and discover little treasures like this one, but I was ever running, tryin to see another more important monument.