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Milan Interesting Facts, Italy

Leonardo, Milan, The Da Vinci Code
One of the main characters of The Da Vinci Code, a best seller with 70 million copies (translated in 44 languages) and a film that brought in over 750 million dollars, can be found in Milan. It is the Last Supper, painted by Leonardo Da Vinci between 1494 and 1498 in the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie and about which Robert Langdon, the main character in the book by Dan Brown and the film by Ron Howard, gives an absolutely original lecture...

The skyline of the future
The greatest architects have come together in Milan. The city is in turmoil.  Numerous construction sites are outlining the skyline of its future. In the northwest is the Nuova Bovisa, a studio dedicated to research and innovation, designed by architect and city planner Rem Koolhaas. In the heart of Milan at Porta Nuova – Garibaldi, the new citadel designed by Cesar Pelli, with towers and a skyscraper built with eco-sustainable materials. In the same area, the Città della Moda (City of Style), also designed by Pelli, will become the general quarter of fashion made in Italy. Hadid, Libeskind and Isozaki are the architects of the three skyscrapers at Milano City Life, in the Fieramilano City area. Norman Foster designed Santa Giulia Milan, a citadel north of the city. Renzo Piano is in charge of the redesigning of the Former Falck area in Sesto San Giovanni, while in the Bicocca area there is already work being done on the new headquarters for the University of Milan, the Hangars' exhibition spaces and the new Arcimboldi Theater. Peter Wilson is designing the BEIC project - the European Library of Culture and Information, the house of knowledge of the future which will be built in the Porta Vittoria area.

Expo 2015
Milan will host the World Exposition in 2015, with the theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life". The main exposition space will be the new Rho – Pero Fair, at the gates of Milan.


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