Milano is far from a grey city - as someone still says. This stance, common until the 1980s, describes the booming economy of the post-war decades. The city became bigger and bigger, in order to build more factories and warehouses and provide for more people and workers from other areas of the country. Over time, a growing awareness of the importance of green areas has allowed for the rediscovery of Milano’s traditional green spots and – especially in recent years – for the addition of many new ones that both help purify the air we breathe every day and make the city more attractive.
Overcast days are less frequent than they used to be during the winter, and summer and mid-season skies tend to be increasingly blue. Sunday mornings or one’s own free time can now happily be spent in Milano. Right near the new Porta Nuova towers, one of the symbols of the new city, green areas that are ideal for morning running can be found. And you might easily lose yourself among the little lakes of Parco Sempione, or the 640 hectares of Parco Nord.
Flat Milano also vaunts a diminutive peak of its own, Monte Stella, commonly referred to as “San Siro’s Mound”.
If you experience the city in-depth, you will discover a number of small elegant parks that offer the visitor the chance of a green break. Let us discover them together.