This Week!
This Week!
In order to fight any further diffusion of COVID-19, people are advised to be very cautious when meeting others, even outdoor. A distance of a meter or so must be kept - and a face mask (better if surgical) worn - in case of any personal encounters.
.:. Milan and Lombardy are still at risk, though bars, restaurants, shops and even museums began reopening from June 3. Schools started again on September 14. Yet, though we kept our fingers crossed, a new lockdown has been enforced starting from November 5.
.:. Official news at the YesMilano website.

From the Giardini Pubblici, after crossing the Corso in front of the natural history museum, you come to Piazza Duse. At no. 2 is an elegant 1930s house by Gigiotti Zanini.

From here you can see, at the corner of Via Vivaio and Via Cappuccini, Casa Berri Meregalli (1911-14) by architect Giulio Ulisse Arata. It is an intriguing example of extreme eclecticism, where neo-Romanesque mingles with Gothic and Renaissance with Art Nouveau. In the entrance hall is a sculpture by Adolfo Wildt.

Now follow Via Cappuccini - looking for some flamingoes (!) dwelling in a garden on the right side - and then keep left.

At the corner of Via Serbelloni and Via Mozart stands a group of unusual houses built between 1924 and 1930, the most outstanding of which is the brick-clad Palazzo Fidia at Via Melegari 2. A fine example of eclectic garden house of the 1920s, Palazzo Fidia was designed by architect Aldo Andreani.

Piazza Eleonora Duse Monte NapoleoneLa ScalaBreraGiardini

Giardini district
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