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Colors of Milan - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Milan railway station Local residents have much respect for their traditions and culture. These are true friends who will support their close friends in any situation. Many travelers say that the locals are too expansive and gallant. They are very sociable and prone to making sudden decisions. Family is considered the highest value for the local people. They are ready for any sacrifice for the happiness and welfare of loved ones and their family. Local residents traditionally greet each other with a handshake, only close friends can embrace each other. Close people call each other by their first names, and co-workers or recent acquaintances should be treated solely by the family name or position.
A walk on the famous Piazza Mercanti is an excellent way to get acquainted with the cultural heritage of Milan. The street is the location of numerous outstanding historic buildings. Loggia … Open
It is worth noting that couples here do not walk through the city holding their hands - it is simply not common here. Even legitimate spouses should not display their relationship on publicity. Italians actively use body language during communicating, and this habit is highly "contagious" for visitors. With time tourists start realizing that this way it’s really much easier to express own emotions.
Milan is a real Mecca for shoppers. When you plan to visit local stores, it is worth considering some unspoken rules that are recommended for following by every polite customer. They will help you to gain the seller’s respect and make the process of acquiring favorite things even more enjoyable. Thus, you should definitely say hello to the owner at the entrance of the store. Typically, the seller first greets visitors, and offers his help. To reply to a greeting a buyer should say «buongiorno» (if a shopping trip was in the morning) or «buona sera» (if a shopping trip was in the afternoon). If you do not need the owner’s help, you should refuse politely, for example, by using the phrase «grazie, vorrei dare un'occhiata». Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. The most popular means of transport are subway and buses. By using them you can easily get to any place of interest in the city. It should be noted that buses here stop not at all … Open
it is worth noting that you do not have to deal with local vendors in Italian only as many of them speak English fluently. Luxurious shops and boutiques can even have professional translators who help visitors to communicate with the shop’s staff in a simple and convenient manner.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Milan
♥   Cattedrale di S. Maria Nascente Milano, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Carlo Borromeo al Corso Milano, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Lorenzo Mortara, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Ambrogio Milano, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Celso Milano, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Maria delle Grazie Milano, 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica del Corpus Domini Milano, 2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Survived castles around Milan
♥   Castle 'Zivido Castle' San Giuliano Milanese, 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Affori Tower' Milan, 2.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Cassino Scanasio Castle' Cassino Scanasio, 8.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tolcinasco Castle' Tolcinasco, 11.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Peschiera Castle' Peschiera Borromeo, 11.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Cusago Castle' Cusago, 12.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Melegnano Castle' Melegnano, 16 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Duomo di Milano

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The main building material is white marble. The Italian Simone de Orsenigo is considered to be the original author of the project. Later, best experts from Germany and France were attracted to participate in construction. For hundreds of years, the best masters of Europe were working to create the unique facade and interior design. Their work resulted in the fabulously beautiful cathedral with the spire of 106.5 meters high. … Read further
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Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Milan. Learn the best periods to visit Milan to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Milan.
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