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Catalpa bignonioides ‘Walt’- albero dei sigari

Pare piacesse molto al Manzoni

Web: Giardini Guastalla

Map: Google

In Melegnano, in his garden, Massimilano Coglio shows his work and passion


La casa di Babbo Natale (or Santa’s Workshop)

See more paintings (almost all, in full color) in the GAM website. This is just a B&W image from a photograph I took last summer…

angelo morbelli

La Stazione Centrale (di Milano), oil on canvas, 1887, 58×100. See in full color from official web.


giuseppe parini monument

Monument’s base: Luca Beltrami (1898)

Bronze statue: Luigi Secchi.

Inaugurated in 1899, on the hundredth anniversary of the death.

Milano, Cimitero Monumentale


As a sculptor, he experimented with materials like stone, metals, ceramics, and neon.

As a painter he attempted to transcend the confines of the two-dimensional surface (not only) cutting canvas.

Maybe we could define him painptor or sculpter

See him in Gallerie d’Italia, Milan, Piazza Scala


Spend (the first part of) your Halloween night in Lainate

villa litta lainate


See details on Amici Villa Litta website

Via Manzoni 12, Milano

Open  from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. (last entrance at 5.30 p.m.)

Guided tours (duration about an hour) on reservation, in Italian or foreign languages, for groups and single persons.
Closed on tuesday
For information, booking and price:
+39 02794.889 or +39 02796.334
9 August : free entrance
15 august : closed


Death be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not so,

(John Donne)

alle ossa

An interesting event (not only) in the Sforzesco Castle, where you can find many Bramantino works


Sforzesco Castle – Sala del Tesoro and Sala della Balla, from  may 16th to september 25th,  free entrance

Opening Hours: 9.00AM to 1.00PM and 2.00PM to 5.30PM
(access allowed until 30 minutes to closing time)