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Through various temporary periods, the City of Milan, has seen diverse transformation throughout its territory and has experienced periods of particular splendour and historical importance.
The urban layout of Milan is curious: it is set out in an aureole, with the centre being the Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square), with a first town wall being that of the Naviglio (mostly buried) and a second ring which corresponds with the 16th Century expansion. In the interior of this area is where the social, economic and cultural life of the City takes place.
Milan and culture, are an inseparable binomial..

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The history of the City of Brescia, in present times an industrial and commercial centre of Northern Italy, is witness to some moments of particular architectural and artistic splendour, which can be said for even the most remote times in its history.
The urbanistic structure still shows its Roman origins today, through its regular installation of “Castrum,” and its strangely present, two main squares, two adjoining and connected centres: Piazza della Vittoria – the modern centre of the City, projected in the rationalistic style and scrupulously by Marcello Piacentini in 1932 – and Piazza della Loggia. ...

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MANTOVA  

The City of Mantova, whose economy throughout history was essentially agricultural, is situated, along with Cremona, in the middle of one of the most beautiful areas of the Padana Plains. It faces an evocative lagoon divided into Lakes – Superior, Di Mezzo and Inferior – offering an unusual view.
The name Mantova is indissolubly linked to a few names: the poet Virgilio, who was born nearby in 70 BC, and the Dukes of Gonzaga, who for centuries, dominated the City by keeping it a political/military reference point. It was also one of the birthplaces of the Renaissance...

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