Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Snaps from Milan - La Madonnina

La Madonnina is the statue of the Virgin Mary high above the Duomo in the city centre. Traditionally it was the highest point in Milan, that is until the skyscrapers came along. From today until the 22nd it's holding the Italian flag, in celebration of the Cinque giornate di Milano - the five days of Milan. This was when an anti-Austrian rebellion rose in the city, which was then part of the Austrian empire. During these five days the Austrian soldiers were driven away from the city in 1848. There's also a busy piazza in the city called Piazza Cinque Giornate.

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