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Milan – the better capital

the fog When in Milan, cold and damp, and all the senses padded, the South is very far away. In the Winter there are days, as you can see from the banks of the

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Milan – the better capital

the fog When in Milan, cold and damp, and all the senses padded, the South is very far away. In the Winter there are days, as you can see from the banks of the Naviglio Grande, the great canal, hardly the other, although it is only a few meters. Not to mention the Alps in clear weather. Approaches to Milano Linate, the city airport, as Gestochere in grey. Even the "Madonnina", the city of saints to the Cathedral, which is otherwise magnificently above it all, it disappears half the year in fog. Milan is all to yourself, up there in the North of Italy, caught up in his own world.

There are Italians, claiming that Milan is not Italy. Italy, the loved Baroque and ridiculed chaotic, it's only the beginning, according to the Po. Others say, Milan is a Mix of North and South, show it to the Italians, everything would be possible, if you just wanted to. Always one step ahead, always avant-garde, in everything. "La locomotiva", the locomotive of the country: dynamic, rigorous, strict with himself, almost Protestant – the Madonnina may ignore the heresy. Only Milan, the magnificent uses of creative potential in Italy, this sense for everything Beautiful and Delicious, with a System and also makes itself rich.

consolation

In the southern part of the country, comforted himself with the better climate, with the sun, with the sea. In the Italian football stadiums from Florence to the South, are received, the two teams from Milan and their fellow travelers at the end of the trailer, respectively, with the chorus: "Solo la nebbia, avete solo la nebbia." Only fog, you have just the fog. It is one of the few pretty choruses, and the infamous arenas of Calcio halls. In the South you don't say like, Milan is not beautiful, not in the classical sense, as the art cities of nice are: Venice, Florence, Rome. And passionate, and life impact, such as Naples and Palermo, the city should not be.

"Only the fog, you only have the fog", they sing in the stadiums, from Florence to the South.

All true, and yet this is only a small consolation. Now Milan has brought another, impossible for a long time gewähntes primacy. The newspaper "Il Sole 24 Ore" chose it for the Italian city with the highest quality of life, and for the first Time ever, since they created this ranking, for 29 years. Before Bolzano and Aosta. The value of such Rankings as we all know, always nice to argue. Of course, the quality of life of the people depends, not insignificantly, on whether you have enough money for all the great things to participate in, the offers your city.

However, "Il Sole 24 Ore", a serious economic sheet, at the time of his study in Detail. It looks at 42 indicators divided into 6 major themes: prosperity and consumer, business and labor, environment and services, justice and security, demography and society, culture, and leisure. Milan will not win in all lines, in the case of the environment, for example, you will never be first: When mist and exhaust gases to mix to a thick Smog, must rest with the traffic from time to time for days, so bad are the Air. But otherwise?

unit alien highly

Milan has invented in the past decades, you can see the city from a distance. She has a new Skyline, massive and high, unit, alien, a new face. The glass and steel towers in the neighborhoods of City Life and Porta Nuova cry out for Modern, you are only a beginning. A star architect has been brought in, and investors from the Orient: In the long economic crisis was not enough Italian capital for the large litters. Bosco Verticale, the total greened high-rise building complex of the Italian architect Stefano Boeri at the train station Porta Garibaldi, has become the symbol of new beginnings.

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While the classically beautiful cities in Italy tired in your old glory rolling around and crowds of tourists admire, builds Milan, new quarter, new subway lines, makes abandoned factories, cultural centers and Restaurants, there is also the old sewer system of the "Navigli rehabilitated", makes it roadworthy.

Rome and Milan, "the two main cities of Italy," as they are called, the political and the economic Capitals of the country, move apart further and further. Everything that Rome, the rival in the North better. Except, of course, ancient. Milan was an industrial city, now it is the center of Italian fashion, banking, media, design, Start-ups. The Future. At Milan's universities, many young people from all over the world studying together with young Italians, while the Rest of the country has a Problem with the "fuga dei cervelli", as it is called here, the departure of talent – the escape of the brains.

In Milan, twenty percent live almost foreigners, the are twice as many as the national average. However, the city apparently built easily. Nowhere in Italy is it for a foreigner to be easier to build a life and to have success, than in Milan. And if you are not able to worry about tens of thousands of volunteers.

Milan has not won the bet

Because Yes, the metropolis of Lombardy is rich and snobbish, it is also the capital of the "volontariato", the helper. Ruled Milan from a previous Manager. Mayor Giuseppe Sala had passed before the Expo 15 world's fair. It was a bet that Milan has won it. The social Democrat Sala is now the most popular mayor in Italy, a competent and sober administrator.

Recently, the Roman newspaper "La Repubblica wrote": "Milan is the Paradise, it belongs finally to Italy. But if we want to start anew, we have to start somewhere, and Milan is a good place to do it." More praise is not from Rome. Solo la nebbia?

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 12.01.2019, 09:07 PM

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