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in Milan I met the Cup :)
9 July 2006...as in a dream...
via Torino

This is my city, the city of work and fashion. Its symbol is a golden statue of Our Lady (apart from religious meaning), called "Madunina" in Milan dialect, placed on the top of a huge Christian cathedral (the "Duomo", another Milan symbol), viewing and protecting the city from above. Her sleeves are turned up, as if she's busy working :). In fact, Milan song (see down here) says: we always have something to do...
Milano flag is the same of England, white with red Saint George cross, the same colors of other flags, as Poland, Switzerland, Monaco, Denmark, etc. Besides, that green laurel around the coat of arms is similar to the English Fred Perry symbol :)

cathedral "Duomo": www.duomomilano.it


Milan old anthem in dialect (by Giovanni D'Anzi): "oh mia bela Madunina, che te brìlet de luntàn, tüta d'ora e picinina, tì te dòminet Milàn, sota a tì se viv la vida, se stà mai cui màn in màn, cànten tücc luntàn de Napoli se mör, ma poi vègnen chì a Milàn! (terùn! :) ... sì, vegnì sensa paüra, nüm ve slungaremm la maan, tüt el mund a l'è paes, e s'emm d'accòrd, ma Milàn, l'è un gran Milàn!" - Translation: "oh my beautiful Lady (the statue-symbol), you shine from far, all of gold and tiny, you dominate Milan, under you we live our lives, always having something to do, they sing "far from Naples you die", but then everybody is coming to Milan... yes, come here with no fear, we'll give you a hand, all the world is the same, but Milan, it's a great Milan!"


the 2nd part is called "Let the world talk" cos many people are jealous of Milan and talk shit of it, and the "gurgunzöla" ahaha (Gorgonzola) is a kind of cheese, Liam Gallagher is crazy for it :)


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The Duomo square ("piazza del Duomo") is also used for concerts and events.

video: "Vittorio Emanuele" gallery, beside the square

mucche a Milano: Belén Rodríguez (lol)
mod cow, very Italian. "Milk stop" :) 
Castello Sforzesco castle
there were many more around, of all colours and themes, the whole city was full
this was when AC Milan became Europe champion and World champion in 2007
Robert Indiana in Milano. This is La Scala theatre square (the most famous theatre in the world), with Leonardo Da Vinci statue
corso Vittorio Emanuele, behind Duomo cathedral

Famous art works in Milan:


"The last supper" ("L'ultima cena") is the most famous fresco painting in the world, very close to my house. See www.cenacolovinciano.it and www.cenacolovinciano.org

Leonardo Da Vinci, "Uomo vitruviano", Vitruvian man

Umberto Boccioni, "Forme uniche della continuità nello spazio", Futurism


Francesco Hayez, "Il bacio", the kiss

And in Milan castle ("Castello Sforzesco") there's a museum about Leonardo (see www.milanocastello.it).


...fancy a fountain bath as in la dolce vita? :)


Soon also Leonardo's horse will be placed next to the castle (actually it's close to Milan horse racecourse). It's the biggest equestrian statue in the world.



Vodafone McLaren Mercedes: www.mc-laren-mercedes.blogspot.com

Ferrari home, Monza circuit, close to Milan. See www.monzanet.it

vodafoneshop.declick for Vodafone offers (auf Deutsch :)


A lap in Monza on board with Schumacher (Ferrari), at his last Italian GP (September 2006), won by him, of course. It's one of the circuits where I drove sometimes (with normal cars, for example a Ford Puma, its speed was max 210 km/h).


www.womengines.blogspot.com

Marianna horses: www.marehorse.blogspot.com

& www.mariannamodel.blogspot.com

Milan horse racecourse (San Siro). See www.ippodromimilano.it

in Milan, the Italian stallion Varenne, the best horse ever

Milan football stadium (San Siro-Meazza), where AC Milan and Inter Milan play. See
www.sansiro.net

click for AC Milan site, the best team in the whole history of football, no one won as much as Milan

Paolo Maldini (always in AC Milan team) born in Milan, played (so good) until 41 years old ! Incredible. An he's a so good person, an example for everyone.


Ac Milan blog: www.milan-1899.blogspot.com


Milan-Liverpool (commentary by crazy Piccinini & Pellegatti), Milan Champions for the 7th time


semifinal Germany-Italy 0-2 celebrations in July 2006 World Cup, in Milan near me, outside Magenta pub. For the Cup final won against france people went crazy :). Remember, we still are World champions!!! (at least until 2010 :)

The church of Milan city, Saint Ambrogio patron saint of the whole city. The most antique romanesque church in the world. My whole life here, since I was a child playing football in Ambrosiana team :)
There is a piece of Moon in a museum next to this place (see other post), I live here.

Sant'Ambrogio www.santambrogio-basilica.it

video: my university Iulm - www.iulm.it

(song: "Io amo il rock", by Grandi Animali Marini)

Curious photos, as Milan inhabitants are not used to see these views.


White sunset. In Milan it snows too :)

It seems almost a painting, but it's a photo I took while it was snowing.


It seems a little London but it's Milan :)

It seems a little New York but it's Milan :)

Tomorrow... a futuristic Milan (CityLife).


Breil Milano www.breil.it


Apart from the usual Italian spaghetti, pasta and pizza, there are many typical Milan dishes. Take these 3, the most typical ones: all of them have something yellow and bronzed in their colours, so it seems as if Milan has the sun inside :). As Feuerbach said "you are what you eat" :)

RISOTTO ALLA MILANESE
Risotto Milanese-style
Note: this is a typical dish of Milan, made with rice, saffron and a good quality meat stock.

Serves 4 - Ingredients
For risotto: 400 g (14 oz) Italian or pearl rice, 60 g (2 oz) unsalted butter, 1,5 l (50 fl oz - 6 1/4 C) meat stock, 1 medium size onion, 1/2 teaspoon ground saffron, 60 g (2 oz) grated Parmesan cheese, salt.
For meat stock: 200 g (7 oz) beef, in a piece, 100 g (3 1/2 oz) turkey, 100 g (3 1/2 oz) chicken, 1 onion, salt.
Level: medium difficulty. Time, preparation: 10 minutes. Plus time for making meat stock cooking: 20 minutes. The wine: Botticino (a red wine from Lombardy, Milan region).

Traditional recipe
The authentic recipe has another ingredient: beef bone marrow (about 50 g - 1 3/4 oz) to be melted together with butter. Now its use is forbidden in Italy. In any way the secret for this dish is to use a very good saffron. You can also add mushrooms or little pieces of Italian sausage to the ingredients; so you'll have a good one-plate meal. Otherwise you can serve it as a first course and then the boiled meat as the main dish. Prepare the stock. Pour into a pan 2 l (75 fl oz - 9 C) water; add the peeled onion and beef meat. Season to taste with salt and bring to the boil; when the water boils, low the heat to just the simmering point, half-cover and leave to cook for about an hour. At this point add chicken and turkey and continue cooking a further one hour, half-covered and on a low heat. Remove fat, filter the stock and keep it boiling while you are preparing risotto.Peel and chop the onion; put it together with half the butter in a saucepan. Melt the butter and sauté the onion over a very low heat. If necessary, add 2 tablespoons hot stock. Continue cooking for about a quarter of an hour. Add the rice and cook, over a higher flame, for 3-4 minutes until it looks milky, stirring with a wooden spoon. Add 2 ladlefuls of meat stock, and simmer until absorbed, stirring. Keep adding stock, ladle by ladle, until rice is tender, according to the instructions on the package. Shortly before the end of cooking time (5 minutes) whip in the saffron.Switch off the gas, add the remaining butter, stirring, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, if you like, and serve.

For a faster and lighter recipe.
- We use 8 tablespoons olive oil instead of butter and just before serving we sprinkle only with Parmesan cheese and don't add any butter.
- If we want an even lighter dish, we prepare stock with good quality bouillon cubes in chicken or vegetables flavors; besides we use 4 tablespoons dried or fresh chives instead of onion and add 2 teaspoons dried marjoram.
- Another suggestion is adding wine (good quality red wine), before stock, and simmering until absorbed, stirring.


COTOLETTA ALLA MILANESE
Veal escalopes, Milanese-style
Serves 4 - Ingredients
4 veal cutlets on the bone, 1 egg, 50 g (1 3/4 oz) dry breadcrumbs, 60 g (2 oz) butter, parsley, white flour, olive oil, salt, 1 lemon.
Level: easy recipe. Time, preparation: 15 minutes, cooking: 20 minutes. The wine: Oltrepò Pavese Pinot Nero (an Italian red wine from Lombardy).

Traditional recipe
Flatten the cutlets, flour them; dip them first into beaten egg and then into the dry breadcrumbs. In a frying pan, melt the fat with some tablespoons of oil. Brown the cutlets on both sides, over a gentle heat. Arrange on a serving dish and garnish with wedges of lemon and sprigs of parsley.

Note:
- Who likes low fat food, can substitute butter with olive oil.
- For frying, you have to choose a good olive oil. It keeps inalterated its properties at the highest temperatures. The dishes are more digestible and savory.
- You can accompany this dish with baked potatoes or with a green salad with apples and walnuts.


PANETTONE
Panettone, traditionally baked in a tall cylindrical shape, originated in Milan, and is served at Christmas time, but also for celebrations such as weddings and christenings. It can be served as a bread, coffeecake or dessert.
You can cook it, but maybe it's better to buy it :) ('cause then you are sure that's it :) ...you know, it's one of those things with a secret recipe, as the Coca-Cola :)
..."don't try this at home", lol.
The real historic panettone also MUST have the "canditi" (coloured candies), not only the raisins, or it's not panettone. If you prefer the "pandoro" from Verona, you're not a real Milanese.

Ingredients
1/2 cup raisins, 5 tablespoons rum, 1 (1/4-ounce) package active dry yeast or 2 1/2 teaspoons, 1 cup warm water, 3 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 5 tablespoons granulated sugar, 3 tablespoons powdered milk, 5 tablespoons butter, softened 1 large egg, 1/2 teaspoon anise extract, 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, 3 tablespoons chopped candied citron, 2 tablespoons pine nuts.

Dissolve yeast in warm water. In a bowl, combine flour, salt, sugar, powdered milk, softened butter, egg, anise and almond extracts. Stir in the yeast mixture and knead to form a soft dough. Add the drained raisins, chopped dried mixed fruit, and pine nuts. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat, cover, and allow to rise until doubled; about 1 1/2 hours.
Punch down; form in a greased loaf pan*, and allow to rise again; about 1 hour.
Bake at 350°F for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the top is browned.
Makes 1 loaf.
*Or use a greased 1-pound coffee can to obtain a more traditional shape.

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I ragazzi italiani sono come me, molto passionali.
4 elementi li contraddistinguono: il calcio, la musica, la famiglia e l'amore per l'eleganza. I miei amici italiani sono dei fighi, indossano vestiti e scarpe stupende, sciarpe favolose, occhiali da sole anche di notte e donne bellissime al loro fianco. Beh, sono considerato una figura santa in Italia. E' Milano... l'Italia è grande amico, cazzo se mi piace andarci".
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Italy is Oasis spiritual home.
Italian boys are like me, very passionate.
4 elements mark them: football, music, family and love for elegance. My Italian friends are cool, they wear wonderful clothes and shoes, fabulous scarves, sunglasses even at night and beautiful women by their side. Well, I'm considered quite a holy figure in Italy, It's Milan... Italy's great man, I
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Milan is the best fucking crowd, and I really mean it!
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