Milan Vertical forest
(Photo by Fabrizio Radaelli)
Old Milan between alleys and railing houses and the ultra-modern metropolis of skyscrapers. Different aspects of the Lombard capital that will be possible to discover thanks to two “solidarity” walks organized by the Monza-based Paolo Zorzi association for the non-profit Neurosciences.
It begins on Thursday 17 June with a sunset visit to the “Memories of water: the Navigli”. A tour that starts at 6.45 pm from the basilica of Sant’Eustorgio, one of the oldest churches in Milan, linked to the relics of the Magi, to arrive along the dock and enter the alleys where once the washerwomen sat on the “brelin” (a box of filled with straw) for washing and rinsing clothes. The meeting point is on the towpath of the Naviglio Grande a quarter of an hour before the departure of the itinerary. On 24 June, again at 6.45 pm, an “Architour di Porta Nuova” is scheduled for a walk between the Vertical Forest and the new palaces of the economic giants without forgetting the Library of the Trees.
The meeting point is set in the now famous Piazza Gae Aulenti in front of the bookshop. Both visits last one hour and forty-five minutes. In compliance with anti Covid regulations, groups cannot exceed twenty people. The participation fee is 25 euros per initiative and includes the guide and miking. The proceeds will go to support the neurological research activities of the Carlo Besta Institute and the Don Gnocchi Foundation. Info: tel. 039/5783469.
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