WHERE: Società Sportiva Scarioni, via Tucidide corner via Cavriana
Mens sana in corpore sano, according to the old Roman saying.
Sport has always been important in Italy, and Milan stands by this. So much so that its football teams, A.C. Milan and Inter Milan, have always been at the top of the rankings and San Siro stadium is knows as football’s La Scala.
That is the mural’s inspiration, paying homage to the city’s hallowed sides and representing two of their flags: Sandro Mazzola and Gianni Rivera.
But there is more to it than just football: athletics - a symbol of determination and effort - swimming, tennis, boxing, cycling, artistic gymnastics, skiing.
In choosing the sportsmen represented, the intention was to highlight those that in their lives have not only given reputation to the sport for which they have competed, but have also tried to give testimony to the civil value that sports can embody in a healthy society, becoming promoters of important social battles.
The following are depicted: Gianni Rivera, Sandro Mazzola, Pietro Mennea, Gino Bartali, Fausto Coppi, Sara Simeoni, Novella Calligaris, Deborah Compagnoni, Nadia Comăneci, Martina Navrátilová, Wilma Rudolph, Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay).