Milan, Italy was founded under the name of Mediolanum by the Insubres, a Celtic people. It was captured by Romans in 222 BC. After that Milan was ruled by the Visconti, the Sforza, the Spanish and the Austrians. In 1796, Milan was conquered by Napoleon I, and in 1805 he made it the capital of his Kingdom of Italy. During World War II, the city was bombarded by Allied bombs, and after the German occupation in 1943, Milan became the main hub of the Italian resistance. There are many fun things for kids to do and see when they visit Milan. Kids can see the one and only Leonardo da Vinci painting of "The Last Supper," shop at the very famous Galleria Emanuele II, also known as il salotto di Milano, visit the Duomo di Milano, Castello Sforzesco and more. It seems you can't be bored when you are in Milan, and Moms and daughters will love Milan because it is a fashion capital. Take another journey with photographer John D. Weigand and award winning author and poet Penelope Dyan and explore the fun and the magic of beautiful Milan! Children need to experience beauty to grow, and to Italians all beauty is art. One might say Milan is truly the original melting pot, and one might also say the melting pot has created one of the most beautiful cities in the world where you can hop aboard a trolly, a bus or the metro and see living and past history in all its intensity and majesty.
Number Of Pages: 50
Published: 3rd April 2010
Publisher: Bellissima Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 21.59 x 0.33
Weight (kg): 0.11