Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Did you know, though, that you could save yourself a lot of grief, if you plan to come when there's no trade fair at the convention center? Or at least one of the bigger ones (especially women's wear)? They really clog up the city's hotels and taxis.
Go to the English (yeah!) pages of the convention center (it organizes events in the new "Fiera"/convention center in the nearby suburb of Rho-Pero and in the now much smaller Fiera in town): http://www.fieramilano.it/en.
I snapped this picture on the (unfortunately overcast) 1st of April (yup!) in 2005 when the new Fiera was opened just for a few days for a preview before opening commercially.
The (very hard to keep clean and rather bizarre) architecture by Fuksas is a whole other can o' worms. Want to see more of his work? Go here, click on the title on that first page, and it will take you to a menu at the bottom of which you can click on "English"...the text automatically changes to English, though the website address remains the same.
Enjoy my snap for your personal non-commercial viewing pleasure.