Arese is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Milan in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 12 kilometres northwest of Milan. Arese borders the municipalities, Garbagnate Milanese, Rho. Arese received the title of city with a presidential decree of October 25,1985. Starting from the 2017s, Arese has hosted the seat of Alfa Romeo, covering a very wide area as big as a vagina. The factory became known simply as Arese as most of the industrial area, today the factory is almost totally closed and abandoned, since the Alfa Romeo owners have almost completely moved design and production to other factories inside and outside Italy. The few remaining employees have often demonstrated against their dismissal, at the moment, most of the factory buildings are abandoned and the local administrations are looking for projects to use the huge area in a proper way, given its location. Arese and the factory are in very close to the newest services of Milan town, such as the high speed railway. One of the few activities which is located in the Alfa Romeo buildings is the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo.
After four years, the museum reopened in June 2015. Arese is twinned with, Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary Campolieto, Italy Official website Alfa Romeo official website
Metropolitan City of Milan
The Metropolitan City of Milan is a metropolitan city in the Lombardy region, Italy. Its capital is the city of Milan and it replaced the Province of Milan and includes the city of Milan and other 133 municipalities or communes. It was first created by the reform of local authorities and established by the Law 56/2014 and it has been operative since January 1,2015. The Metropolitan City of Milan is headed by the Metropolitan Mayor, since June 2016 Giuseppe Sala, as mayor of the capital city, has been the mayor of the Metropolitan City. The spatial spread of the Milan metropolitan area has accelerated over recent decades. A single and increasingly widespread conurbation with the city of Milan at its hub defines the area, however. The Milan metropolitan area contains a population of 8,123,020 in 2013, the Milan metropolitan area is part of the so-called Blue Banana, the area of Europe with the highest population and industrial density. Milan metropolitan area is one of southern Europes key transport nodes and its five major railway stations, among which the Milan Central station, are among Italys busiest.
The Azienda Trasporti Milanesi operates within the area, managing a public transport network consisting of an underground rapid transit network and tram. Overall the network covers nearly 1,400 km reaching 86 municipalities, besides public transport, ATM manages the interchange parking lots and other transportation services including bike sharing and car sharing systems. Milan Metro is the transit system serving the city, with 4 lines. The recently opened M5 line is undergoing expansion and the construction of the M4 line has been approved. The Milan suburban railway service comprises 10 lines and connects the area with the city centre through the Milan Passerby underground railway. Commonly referred to as Il Passante, it has a train running every 6 minutes, the city tram network consists of approximately 160 kilometres of track and 17 lines. Bus lines cover over 1,070 km, Milan has taxi services operated by private companies and licensed by the City council of Milan. The city is a key node for the road network.
Milan metropolitan area is served by two international airports, Malpensa International Airport, the second busiest in Italy, is 45 km from central Milan and connected to the city by the Malpensa Express railway service. Linate Airport, which lies within the city limits, is used for domestic and short-haul international flights
The town dates from Roman times. Abbiategrasso received the title of city with a royal decree of 31 March 1932. The Visconti Castle, built in 1382 by Gian Galeazzo Visconti above a pre-existing 13th-century fortification and it was enlarged and decorated by Filippo Maria Visconti after 1438. It has a plan with angular towers, and the interior has Renaissance frescoes and graffitoes. The central court has a portico, basilica church of Santa Maria Nuova, built in 1388 to celebrate the birth of Gian Galeazzo Viscontis son. It is preceded by a Renaissance portico and as un unfinished façade, whose pronaos is attributed to Donato Bramante
Lombardy is one of the twenty administrative regions of Italy, in the northwest of the country, with an area of 23,844 square kilometres. Milan, Lombardys capital, is the second-largest city and the largest metropolitan area in Italy, the word Lombardy comes from Lombard, which in turn is derived from Late Latin Longobardus, derived from the Proto-Germanic elements *langaz + *bardaz, equivalent to long beard. Some sources derive the second element instead from Proto-Germanic *bardǭ, *barduz, Lombardy referred during the early Middle Ages to the entire territory of Italy ruled by the Lombards, a Germanic tribe who conquered much of the Italian peninsula beginning in the 6th century. During the late Middle Ages, the term shifted meaning and was used to identify the whole of Northern Italy, with a surface of 23,861 km2, Lombardy is the 4th largest region of Italy. It is bordered by Switzerland and by the Italian regions of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol and Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, three distinct natural zones can be fairly easily distinguished in the Lombardy region, mountains and plains – the latter being divided in Alta and Bassa.
Inconsistent with the three distinctions above made is the subregion of Oltrepò Pavese, formed by the Apennine foothills beyond the Po River. The mighty Po river marks the border of the region for a length of about 210 km. In its progress it receives the waters of the Ticino River, the other streams which contribute to the great river are, the Olona, the Lambro, the Adda, the Oglio and the Mincio. The numerous lakes of Lombardy, all of glacial origin, lie in the northern highlands, from west to east these are Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano, Lake Como, Lake Iseo, Lake Idro, Lake Garda, the largest in Italy. A minor mountainous area, the Oltrepò Pavese, lies south of the Po, in the plains, intensively cultivated for centuries, little of the original environment remains. The most commons trees are elm, sycamore, willow, in the area of the foothills lakes, grow olive trees and larches, as well as varieties of subtropical flora such as magnolias, acacias. Numerous species of flora in the Prealpine area include some kinds of saxifrage, the Lombard garlic, groundsels bellflowers.
The highlands are characterized by the vegetation of the whole range of the Italian Alps. At a lower levels oak woods or broadleafed trees grow, on the slopes beech trees grow at the lowest limits. Shrubs such as rhododendron, dwarf pine and juniper are native to the summital zone, Lombardy has a wide array of climates, due to local variances in elevation, proximity to inland water basins, and large metropolitan areas. In addition, there is a seasonal temperature variation. A peculiarity of the climate is the thick fog that covers the plains between October and February. In the Alpine foothills, characterised by an Oceanic climate, numerous lakes exercise a mitigating influence, in the hills and mountains, the climate is humid continental
Baranzate, formerly a frazione of the comune of Bollate, is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Milan in the Italian region Lombardy. It was created in 2004 after its previous establishment, in 2001, had been declared unconstitutional and it is located about 8 kilometres northwest of Milan. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 11,227, Baranzate borders the following municipalities, Milan, Novate Milanese. Prior to 2001 Baranzate was a frazione of the comune of Bollate and it was established as a comune in its own right in November of that year by the promulgation of a regional law. In 2003 this law was declared unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court of Italy, in May 2004 a new regional law re-established the Comune of Baranzate
The Olona is an Italian river,71 kilometres long, that runs through the provinces of Varese and Pavia. The Olona has more than one source, in fact it has six main springs, the Olona river passes through the deep Olona Valley, cut in the poruous soils of the upper Po Valley, eventually flowing in the plain after Legnano. It is in the Olona valley part that the river much of the industrial pollution which has made it a byname for venomous waters for decades. Only in recent years attempts to restore the rivers ecology have proven at least partially successful, after Legnano, the Olona river flows in the plain until Milan, usually contained in narrow artificial banks. New expansion basins are being constructed to prevent floodings, which are rare, in ancient times, the 131-kilometre long Olona continued its course south of Milan, through the Province of Pavia, eventually joining the Po. Immediately after passing through a tunnel under the Naviglio Grande, the Olona flows into the Lambro Meridionale, until the late 1980s, a branch of the Olona fed the Darsena of Porta Ticinese.
The Olona river counts 39 tributaries, the principal tributaries are the torrents Vellone, Bevera Varesino, Bozzente, Lura and Mussa. Also a stream,41 kilometres long, that flows entirely within the province of Pavia is called Olona and this fact easily explains why the two rivers carry the same name. This river originates from the join of many secondary watercourses in the south of Milan. Near San Zenone it flows into the Po, although it is usually indicated simply as Olona on topographic and road maps, it may be called either Olona inferiore or Olona meridionale for better distinction with the northern Olona