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Unveiling Milan's Hidden Gems: A Journey Beyond the Obvious

Milan, the vibrant heart of Italy, is often recognized for its iconic landmarks and vibrant fashion scene. However, beneath the surface lies a tapestry of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Follow us to explore three distinct treasures that unveil the lesser-known aspects of Milan.

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1. Brera's Botanical Garden: A Tranquil Oasis in the Heart of Milan

Nestled within the historic Brera Palace, the Botanical Garden is a serene haven established in 1775 by Empress Maria Teresa of Austria. Originally serving as a center for art, literature, and science, the garden became a hub for advanced training in pharmacy and medicine. Amidst the urban hustle, it stands as a peaceful refuge, offering a chance to escape the city frenzy and indulge in a regenerating break. Discover the medicinal species grown within its walls and experience the harmonious blend of nature and history.

Brera's Botanical Garden: A Tranquil Oasis in the Heart of Milan
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2. L.O.V.E. Sculpture: A Symbolic Statement in Piazza Affari

In the heart of Milan's financial district, Piazza Affari, stands the L.O.V.E. sculpture by Italian artist Maurizio Catelan. Crafted from Carrara marble, the sculpture, representing Freedom, Hate, Vengeance, and Eternity, has become a symbol of protest against high finance and the great recession. Explore the enigmatic meaning behind the middle finger and severed fingers as you contemplate this thought-provoking artwork. Don't miss the opportunity to attend aperitif events organized in the shadow of the iconic "Dito" during spring.

L.O.V.E. Sculpture: A Symbolic Statement in Piazza Affari
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3. Milan's Nightlife: A Dynamic Tapestry of Culture and Innovation

As the sun sets, Milan undergoes a captivating transformation, revealing a different, more relaxed, or glamorous side through its diverse nightlife scene. From the trendy bars in Navigli to the sophisticated atmosphere of Brera and the picturesque canals of Corso Como, Milan's nocturnal landscape mirrors the city's history and innovative spirit. Immerse yourself in the rich culture, sociability, and history of the Milanese metropolis through its vibrant nightlife, an essential experience for those seeking to go beyond the surface of this dynamic city.

Navigli by night
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