Milan is a dynamic and creative city that changes constantly; over the years it has continually renovated itself becoming now a major world fashion, design and architectural capital.
MILAN AND RUNNING
Exploring Milan with a Running Tour gives the chance to see not only the main tourist city spots but also to discover the legends behind them.
For example everyone knows Duomo Cathedral but who knows why its facades are full of demon statues? The legend says that in a cold winter night the Duke of Milan was awakened by Satan who wanted to take his soul.
The duke was so frightened that the day after, gave immediately the order to build the Cathedral with many evil’s figure as a present for the devil. Nowadays there are more than 3400 statues… and you can discover them on the Wonder of Milan running tour.
Milan gives also the opportunity to run in one of the top ranking green area: Parco Sempione. This is the park where people go to switch off and eat ice creams. The very design of the park, due to architect Emilio Alemagna, was conceived with the intent of creating panoramic views encompassing both monuments from Sforza castle to Arch of Peace
Milan gives also the opportunity to run in one of the top ranking green area: Parco Sempione. This is the park where people go to switch off and eat ice creams. The very design of the park, due to architect Emilio Alemagna, was conceived with the intent of creating panoramic views encompassing both monuments from Sforza castle to Arch of Peace.
Speaking about the Arch, wanted by Napoleon, it is interesting to note that The horses were intended to face Paris, to welcome the Emperor, but now face the other way, towards the city. Do you know why? The answer is that the Austrians, that conquered Milan after French, did it just to offend French.
In a running tour through Milan you can discover these, and many others stories, without missing the must see sites, such as the fashion district, with its luxury boutiques or the modern area of PortaVolta where you can run through the skyscrapers that changed the Milan’s skyline.
If after the run you need some rest, you can live the tradition of “Aperitivo”: Drinks Paired with Food and friends, typically drinks that will kick-start the digestive system, stimulating the senses in preparation for a dinner ahead.
Aperitivo is Milanese concept that follows in step with “la dolce vita” and the spirit of connecting with family and friends and of course on the running tour we will pass close to the bar where the tradition was born.
After experiencing Milan running tour you will know the city like Milanese people and you will understand how it has become the addictive city it is today.