the Italian affiliate of the

1st AIEE Energy Symposium
Current and Future Challenges
to Energy Security


     


30 November-2 December 2016 - The University of Milan-Bicocca - Milan
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Known as a centre of fashion and finance, Milan is indisputably the country’s most stylish city.

Milan is famous for its wealth of historical and modern sights - the Duomo, one of the biggest and grandest Gothic cathedrals in the world, La Scala, one of the best established opera houses in the globe, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, an ancient and glamorous arcaded shopping gallery, the Brera art gallery, with some of the finest artistic works in Europe, the Pirelli tower, a majestic example of 1960s modernist Italian architecture, the San Siro, a huge and famed stadium, or the Castello Sforzesco, a grand medieval castle and the UNESCO's World Heritage Site Santa Maria alle Grazie Basilica, containing one of the world's most famous paintings: Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper

 
In winter, Milan can become cold and the weather might be foggy or snowy. However, the city, since the beginning of December, feels the Christmas air and becomes delightful to visit - the main sights are all illuminated by stunning lights, a huge Christmas tree is set up in front of the Duomo, vendors and markets can be found everywhere, many shop and display windows are decorated and the streets become bustling with locals and tourists alike.
 
As the epicentre of Italian fashion and interior design, there is certainly a buzz about the city. International fashionistas, designers, supermodels and paparazzi descend upon Milan twice a year for its spring and autumn fairs. Many high-end designers still use the city’s trusted producers and it remains one of the best places in the world to shop.

 
Once a year, on the 7th of December, Milan celebrates its patron saint, Saint Ambrose with a fair. This festival takes place on the streets in the area surrounding the Sant' Ambrogio Church in the centre of Milan. In this day all the area is full of stalls where you can find antique furniture and handicrafts but there are gastronomic stalls too! In fact, you can find cured meats, cheese, sweets and the customary wine of the day, the vin brulé, which is enjoyed with roasted chestnuts - just what you need to warm up on a cold day.

     
     
Tourist information - useful links
 
     

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Italy/Lombardy/Milan-148247/TravelGuide-Milan.html
http://wikitravel.org/en/Milan
http://www.aboutmilan.com/the-city-of-milan.html
http://www.turismo.milano.it/wps/portal/tur/en/scoprilacitta/milanoatema
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel_Guide-g187849-Milan_Lombardy.html

 

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