Porta Sempione is a city gate of Milan, Italy. The name Porta Sempione is used both to refer to the proper and to the surrounding district, a part of the Zone 1 division. The gate is marked by a triumphal arch called Arco della Pace, dating back to the 19th century. A gate that roughly corresponds to modern Porta Sempione was already part of Roman walls of Milan and it was called Porta Giovia and was located at the end of modern Via San Giovanni sul Muro. At the time, the gate was meant to control an important road leading to what is now Castelseprio, in the Middle Ages, part of the Roman walls in the Porta Sempione area were adapted as part of the new walls. The gate itself was moved north, in a place that is now occupied by the Sforza Castle, the Castle itself was completed in the 15th Century, under Duke Filippo Maria Visconti, and the gate itself became part of the Castle. In 1807, under the Napoleonic rule, the Arch of Peace was built by architect Luigi Cagnola and this new gate marked the place where the new Strada del Sempione entered Milan.
This road, which is still in use today, connects Milan to Paris through the Simplon Pass crossing the Alps, at the time, the gate was still called Porta Giovia. When the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy fell and Milan was conquered by the Austrian Empire, the gate was not yet completed, and the construction was abandoned for a while. The construction of the Arch was resumed, again by Cagnola, in 1826, for Emperor Francis II, when Cagnola died in 1833, his project was taken over by Francesco Londonio and Francesco Peverelli, who brought it to completion in 1838. The gate was the scene of prominent events in the Milanese history of the 19th century. On 22 March 1848, the Austrian army led by marshal Josef Radetzky escaped from Milan through Porta Giovia after being defeated in the Five Days of Milan rebellion. On 8 June 1859, four days after the Battle of Magenta, Napoleon III, the Simplon Gate is located at the center of a wide round square known as Piazza Sempione. It is adjacent to the Simplon Park, the city park of Milan.
It is neoclassical triumphal arch,25 m high and 24 m wide, decorated with a number of bas-reliefs, bas-reliefs and statues are made of a variety of materials, including marble, bronze and stucco. Other decorations have classical mythology subjects such as Mars, Minerva, there are a group of statues that are allegories of major rivers in North Italy such as the Po, the Adige and the Ticino. At the sides of the Arch of Peace there are two rectangular buildings that used to be the customs office. The area surrounding Porta Sempione is a prominent historic district of Milan, the district includes part of Corso Sempione, a large avenue leading to Porta Sempione from the northwest
Zone 1 of Milan
The Zone 1 of Milan is one of the 9 administrative zones of Milan, Italy. The zone includes the center of the city. It is the least populated of the zones and one of the smallest by area, a significant part of which is occupied by the Piazza del Duomo. Much of the remainder of the zone is dedicated to museums, the main landmark of this area is the Sforza Castle, which dominates the Simplon Park, the largest and most important city park in the centre of Milan. The park houses other renowned monuments and places of interest, such as the Branca Tower, the Palazzo dellArte, sculptures by Giorgio de Chirico, thanks to its central position, the Zona 1 houses some prominent educational institutions. In this area there are the buildings of two universities, University of Milan, founded in 1924, is located not so far from the Piazza del Duomo. At the end of the Second World War, the old Ospedale dei Poveri building, known as la Cà Granda, was assigned to the University. The building, one of the first Italian examples of civil architecture - commissioned in the 15th century by the Sforza family, the dukes of Milan - was seriously damaged by the bombings of 1943.
In 1958, after a series of reconstruction and renovation works, it became home to the University Rectors Office, the administrative offices. Brera Academy of Fine Arts, founded in 1776 by Maria Theresa of Austria, is located in the Brera district. These were housed in the Palazzo Brera, which was built in about 1615 to designs by Francesco Maria Richini and until the suppression of the Jesuits in 1773 had been a Jesuit college. Stations of Milan Metro in the Zona 1, Cairoli, Duomo, Porta Venezia, San Babila, Lanza, Crocetta, Missori, Porta Romana, Turati. The ZTL encompasses about 8.2 km2 and 77,000 residents, the area is accessible through 43 gates, monitored by video cameras. Area C started as an 18-month pilot program based on the implementation of the results of a referendum that took place on June 2011. Area C was definitively approved as a permanent program on 27 March 2013, media related to Zone 1 of Milan at Wikimedia Commons Zone 1 of Milan
Zone 2 of Milan
The Zone 2 of Milan is one of the 9 administrative zones of Milan, Italy. In the sunburst geometry of the zones of Milan, Zone 2 is the slice that connects the centre to the periphery in the north-east direction. The Milano Centrale railway station, the most important railway station in Milan, in the mid 20th Century, as factories were gradually dismantled as a consequence of the expansion of the city centre, Zone 2 changed again, this time into a mostly residential and tertiary area. The main quartieri of Zone 2 are Adriano, Gorla, Loreto, Mandello, Ponte Seveso, Porta Nuova, Stazione Centrale, and Turro. Many of these districts were independent comuni up until the first decades of the 20th Century and this is reflected, amongst other things, in the fact that many of them are evidently structured as small towns rather than as typical metropolitan areas
Milan is a city in Italy, capital of the Lombardy region, and the most populous metropolitan area and the second most populous comune in Italy. The population of the city proper is 1,351,000, Milan has a population of about 8,500,000 people. It is the industrial and financial centre of Italy and one of global significance. In terms of GDP, it has the largest economy among European non-capital cities, Milan is considered part of the Blue Banana and lies at the heart of one of the Four Motors for Europe. Milan is an Alpha leading global city, with strengths in the arts, design, entertainment, finance, media, services and tourism. Its business district hosts Italys Stock Exchange and the headquarters of the largest national and international banks, the city is a major world fashion and design capital, well known for several international events and fairs, including Milan Fashion Week and the Milan Furniture Fair. The city hosts numerous cultural institutions and universities, with 11% of the national total enrolled students, Milans museums and landmarks attract over 9 million visitors annually.
Milan – after Naples – is the second Italian city with the highest number of accredited stars from the Michelin Guide, the city hosted the Universal Exposition in 1906 and 2015. Milan is home to two of Europes major football teams, A. C. Milan and F. C. Internazionale, the etymology of Milan is uncertain. One theory holds that the Latin name Mediolanum comes from the Latin words medio, some scholars believe lanum comes from the Celtic root lan, meaning an enclosure or demarcated territory in which Celtic communities used to build shrines. Hence, Mediolanum could signify the central town or sanctuary of a Celtic tribe, the name Mediolanum is borne by about sixty Gallo-Roman sites in France, e. g. Saintes and Évreux. Alciato credits Ambrose for his account, around 400 BC, the Celtic Insubres settled Milan and the surrounding region. In 222 BC, the Romans conquered the settlement, renaming it Mediolanum, Milan was eventually declared the capital of the Western Roman Empire by Emperor Diocletian in 286 AD.
Diocletian chose to stay in the Eastern Roman Empire and his colleague Maximianus ruled the Western one, immediately Maximian built several monuments, such as a large circus 470 m ×85 m, the Thermae Herculeae, a large complex of imperial palaces and several other buildings. With the Edict of Milan of 313, Emperor Constantine I guaranteed freedom of religion for Christians, after the city was besieged by the Visigoths in 402, the imperial residence was moved to Ravenna. In 452, the Huns overran the city, in 539, the Ostrogoths conquered and destroyed Milan during the Gothic War against Byzantine Emperor Justinian I. In the summer of 569, a Teutonic tribe, the Lombards, conquered Milan, some Roman structures remained in use in Milan under Lombard rule. Milan surrendered to the Franks in 774 when Charlemagne took the title of King of the Lombards, the Iron Crown of Lombardy dates from this period
Zone 8 of Milan
The Zone 8 of Milan is one of the 9 administrative zones of Milan, Italy. It corresponds to the sector of the city. The zone comprises 6 city parks, Monte Stella, Parco Pallavicino, Campo dei Fiori, Parco di Villa Scheibler, Parco del Portello, and Parco Franco Verga. Other notable locations include the section of Fiera Milano, the citys trade fair center, Cimitero Maggiore, Cimitero Monumentale. Public transport facilities in Zone 8 include 9 metro stations,3 railway stations, Zone 8 is composed of four main districts, Porta Volta, Fiera and Quarto Oggiaro. Media related to Zones of Milan at Wikimedia Commons Zone 8 of Milan
Bollate is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Milan in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 10 kilometres northwest of Milan. Bollate borders the municipalities, Paderno Dugnano, Garbagnate Milanese, Cormano, Novate Milanese, Baranzate. Bollate received the title of city with a presidential decree on October 11,1984. It is served by Bollate Centro railway station and Bollate Nord railway station, sights include the historical Villa Arconati
Porta Nuova (Milan)
Porta Nuova is the main business district of Milan, Italy. It is named after the well-preserved Napoleonic gate built in 1810–13 on this site, the gates of Porta Nuova were built in 1810–1813 from a design of the poet Giuseppe Zanoia. Stylistically, it is a Neoclassic triumphal arch of Corinthian influence and it was built in friable sandstone, and as a consequence its decorations have decayed over time. After a long period of decay, the Porta Nuova district is now undergoing a massive renewal. The project, which has been under construction since the late 2000s, includes several high rise buildings, cultural centres. This project effects areas from the neighborhoods of Isola, construction started in 2009, with completion planned in 2014. The project involves the work of noted architects such as Cesar Pelli, Stefano Boeri, the redevelopment area extends from Porta Garibaldi station to piazza della Repubblica and from Porta Nuova gate to Palazzo Lombardia
Regions of Italy
The regions of Italy are the first-level administrative divisions of Italy, constituting its second NUTS administrative level. There are 20 regions, of five are constitutionally given a broader amount of autonomy granted by special statutes. Each region, except for the Aosta Valley, is divided into provinces, regions are autonomous entities with powers defined in the Constitution. As the administrative districts of the state during the Kingdom of Italy. The original draft list comprised the Salento region and Venezia Giulia were separate regions, and Basilicata was named Lucania. Abruzzo and Molise were identified as regions in the first draft. They were merged into Abruzzo e Molise in the constitution of 1948. Implementation of regional autonomy was postponed until the first Regional Elections of 1970, the ruling Christian Democracy party did not want the opposition Italian Communist Party to gain power in the regions, where it was historically rooted. Regions acquired a significant level of autonomy following a reform in 2001.
In June 2006 the proposals, which had been associated with Lega Nord. The results varied considerably among the regions, ranging from 55. 3% in favour in Veneto to 82% against in Calabria, number of regions controlled by each coalition since 1995, Macroregions are the first-level NUTS of the European Union. These regions, whose statutes are approved by their councils, were created in 1970. Since the constitutional reform of 2001 they have had residual legislative powers, the regions have exclusive legislative power with respect to any matters not expressly reserved to state law. Yet their financial autonomy is quite modest, they just keep 20% of all levied taxes, Article 116 of the Italian Constitution grants to five regions home rule, acknowledging their powers in relation to legislation and finance. These regions became autonomous in order to take into account cultural differences, the government wanted to prevent their secession from Italy after the Second World War. Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol constitutes a special case, the region is nearly powerless, and the powers granted by the regions statute are mostly exercised by the two autonomous provinces within the region and South Tyrol.
In this case, the regional institution plays a coordinating role, the latter is directly elected by the citizens of each region, with the exceptions of Aosta Valley and Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, where he is chosen by the regional council. Under the 1995 electoral law, the winning coalition receives a majority of seats on the council
Musocco is a suppressed Italian comune, independent from the eighteenth century to 1808 and from 1815 until 1923, when the town was incorporated in Milan. The name comes from the word musa, which means marsh, indicating that the area was crossed by numerous streams, the main waterway is the river Pudiga. Musocco stood kept on the leading from Milan to Varese. The earliest records date back to the visit of St. Charles Borromeo in 1605 with a hundred inhabitants devoted to work in the fields. Musocco turns out to belong to the Pieve of Trenno and this localization is very similar, apart from the railroad not existing, to that of 1700. Musocco was the village on the road to Varese about 5 km from the circle of bastions of Milan, with the oratory of St. Joseph, the area around the present Via Mambretti. The Pudiga stream flowed in the municipality within the park from the Villa passing in its course in front of the church of Quarto Uglerio, in 1753 the municipality of Musocco appeared to aggregate Quarto Oggiaro.
It is part of the Pieve of Trenno, including the Duchy of Milan under the regency of Maria Theresa, counting 203 inhabitants which rose to 474 in 1771. In 1791 it is inserted in the Pieve of Trenno. During the Cisalpine Republic, there is a mixing of the territorial organization of northern Italy. In 1798, the Departement of Olona, of which the town of Musocco is part of it, first as belonging to the district of Baggio, to that of Bollate. In 1801 became part of the First District Department of Olona, with capital Milan, which became in 1805 the district of Milan, VI canton with 503 inhabitants. With the decree of 9 February 1808, the town of Musocco, in 1821 the parish census Musocco had 900 inhabitants. In 1841, with government dispatch of September 2,1841, under Ferdinand I of Austria, in 1853 the inhabitants turn out to be 1097 and in 1859 becomes 1192. With the Italian unification in 1861, the area of the district became the ninth commandment of the Province of Milan with chief town Bollate.
With the new 5 fractions, the territory is expanded from 429 hectares to 1,328 hectares, with 165 hectares occupied by roads, the activity of the population is still predominantly agricultural with the presence of breeding silkworms. From 1869 to 1873 borders the municipality of Corpi Santi of Milan, in Via Mambretti,9 in 1875 was founded Smalteria Moneta by Giovanni Moneta, thriving industry during the war activity that it was able to build 10,000 helmets per day. The population grows from 5710 until the turn of the century to more than 15,000 in 1923
Milano Santa Giulia
As the construction is still in progress, the district is not formally recognized as such, and its area is still referred to as being part of Rogoredo and Taliedo. The area where Milano Santa Giulia is being built is a 296 acres wide former industrial zone, for this reason, the district is nicknamed Montecity, after Montedison. The leading architect of the Milano Santa Giulia project is Norman Foster, the ex-Montedison area is intended to become been a luxury residential area, with a prestigious shopping mall, congress facilities, and a church designed by Peter Zumthor. The district will accommodate up to 60,000 residents and comprise retail stores as well as leisure areas, offices, a conference center, a school, and a church are planned, surrounding a large central green area. Public art in the area has been commissioned to sculptor Anish Kapoor, the district will be connected to Milan by the Paullese as well as the Tangenziale Est ring road. The nearby Rogoredo railway station, and Milan Metro station, will serve the new district.
The development of a tramway from the station across the whole district is part of the plan. Construction in the area has experienced both financial and legal problems, and has been suspended. In the ex-Redaelli area, bordering on the Rogoredo district and office buildings have been constructed, Rogoredo Official site of the Santa Giulia project Milano Santa Giulia district council
Nosedo is a district of the city of Milan, Italy. It is part of the Zone 4 administrative division, located south of the city centre, until 1870, it was an autonomous comune. The name comes from the Latin nocetum, meaning walnut forest, a settlement in Nosedo is reported since the middle ages, when the Goths controlled the Milanese. It is reported that Milanese bishop Onorato was buried in a church of the area in 569, the oldest reference to the name Nosedo is found in a document dating back to 1346. When the territory around Milan was partitioned in pieves, Nosedo was part of the Pieve di San Donato, during Napoleonic rule, Nosedo was annexed to Milan, to return to its autonomy when the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia was founded. In 1816, when Italy was unified, Nosedo had 393 inhabitants, in 1870, Nosedo was merged with Chiaravalle Milanese, which in turn was annexed to Milan in 1923. Nosedo is a district, which has partially kept its rural character. It still has several cascine, some of which abandoned, some of these cascine have been illegally occupied by homeless and Romani nomads, and friction between these and the local population has occurred, especially between 2006 and 2008.
In 2003, a water purification facility has been established in Nosedo. The main landmark of Nosedo is an old cascina with a 13th chapel, the church was built by the Cistercians coming from the nearby Chiaravalle Abbey, on the ruins of an oldest church. The church was named after Saints Philip and James, in the following centuries, the church fell in decay, to the point of being used as a warehouse, but returned to its original functions. In 1825, the wedding of Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies, the chapel was restored in 1985. In 1998, an association was founded with the mission of preserving the church and the cascina and, in general, the historical and religious tradition of Nosedo