Sunday, May 29, 2011

Pounding horseflesh in Legnano, whizzing tires in Milan or...

I think I'm stuck with the "or"...despite the fact that today is Sunday (and, man, am I pooped!), too much work to do, but you can choose to see...More...

...the palio (historical horse race) in nearby Legnano (remember, I talked about this before:, or the end of Italy's famous bicycle race, the "Giro d'Italia."

Handy map (page in English, I'm impressed!, scroll down for the map) of today's course running from the area of Rho-Pero (site of the relatively new seat of the "Fiera," the convention center) just north west of the center of town down Corso Sempione (planned under Napoleone to be an arrow straight path, at least the beginning of it, between Milan and Paris) and via Dante (a lovely pedestrian zone for the last dozen years, or so) straight to the piazza in front of the Duomo: http:

Had to hunt and hunt for what interested me: WHEN was this going to be a gigantic pain in the butt start and finish? Stumbled on a site in English (Cosmos bless us practical Anglo-Saxons) for this info, not present, or so buried, in Italian sites: As completely uninterested as I am in sports, ya' gotta feel for these folks: right during the hottest part of the day (1:30-5:30 P.M.). At least the very stormy day two days ago did cool things down and dry out the air a bit.

Animals and bikes not your style? An art exhibit in honor of Milan is closing today (though I haven't seen go, and tell me what you thought): paintings of Piera Goldstein Bolocan, Spazio Oberdan, viale Vittorio Veneto 2, 10 A.M. to 11 P.M., entrance free (good deal!) (info: 02.77406302).

Just about to close is "Lo stupore nello sguardo. la fortuna di Rousseau in Italia da Soffici e Carrà a Breveglieri" ("Stupor in the eyes. The popularity of Rousseau in Italy from Soffici and Carrà to Breveglieri") at the Fondazione Stelline, Corso Magenta, 61, from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M., entrance fee: E. 8 (info: 02.45462411).

There, that should keep you busy, while *I'm* working.


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