Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Via Monte Napoleone: Europe’s Most Expensive Street (Sophisticated Milan Series 9)

Via Monte Napoleone
Europe’s Most Expensive Street
Sophisticated Milan Series 9

Milan’s Via Monte Napoleone,
is an upscale shopping street

…and Europe's most expensive street.

Also spelled Via Montenapoleone-

…it is famous for extravagant shopping,

…as many well-known fashion designers 
have high-end boutiques in this street.

It is considered the most important street-

…of the Milan fashion district known as the famous Quad d’Oro
or the Quadrilatero della moda, a designated upscale
fashoion shopping area in the city's Centro Storico district.

Via Monte Napoleone is not
only Italy’s center of fashion,

…but for the whole Europe as well.

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Piazza della Scala: A Plaza by the Theater (Sophisticated Milan Series 8)

Piazza della Scala
A Plaza by the Theater
Sophisticated Milan Series 8

Piazza della Scala is a pedestrian central square,

… named after the renowned 
Teatro alla Scala Opera House.

It is connected to Milan’s  main
square, the Piazza del Duomo.

…by the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II passage.

The center of the square is a monument of 
Leonardo da Vinci by sculptor Pietro Magni 

Built in 1872 Piazza della Scala-  

...is a relatively recent addition
 to the plan of Milan's centre.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele: II Italy’s Oldest Mall (Sophisticated Milan Series 7)

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Italy’s Oldest Mall
Sophisticated Milan Series 7

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
is Italy’s oldest mall built in 1865.

Named after Vittorio Emanuele II
the first king of the Kingdom of Italy-

…the shopping mall consist of two- glass vaulted ceilings-

…covered with glass arches and cast iron roof.

It connects the Piazza del Doumo

...and the Piazza della Scala.

The Galleria is famous for being home to
some of the oldest shops and restaurants,

…and luxury haute couture retailers.

It is breathtakingly beautiful ancient mall,

…that none of the modern shopping
malls built this century would top.

The Galleria is nicknamed 
“Il salotto di Milano”

…or Milan's drawing room,

…as it is an important Milanese
meeting and dining destination.

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