Milan and the Castanese area

Combining the cosmopolitan flavour of Milano with a unique experience in the nearby area of Castanese and its Cluster of Local Culture. Not only a visit, a chance to live the glamour of Italian life and culture… Castanese, a territory close to Milano, proposes a rich set of interesting initiatives that will offer “new experiences”, a new way of being tourist

Milan and Castanese area

Combining the cosmopolitan flavour of Milano with a unique experience in the nearby area of Castanese and its Cluster of Local Culture. Not only a visit, a chance to live the glamour of Italian life and culture… Castanese, a territory close to Milano, proposes a rich set of interesting initiatives that will offer “new experiences”, a new way of being tourist.

Description of the trip

Castanese and Naviglio canal

Arrive to Castanese CLC, navigation of the Naviglio Grande canal by boat across fortresses, villas and palaces, old bridges,, Dinner in the Buscate CLC where you’ll enjoy time listening Angelino’s old stories about the Buscate’s toothpicks factory. He’ll tell you stories about the main old factory of the area, introducing you to the magic toothpicks world.

Milano

Visit of Milano, well known as business capital of Italy, but also a city rich of art with a monumental richness blended in an urban context. During visit you’ll see the Duomo, the famous gothic cathedral, walk through Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and the Montenapoleone’s fashion district, admire the Temple of the Opera theatre, “La Scala”, and get amazed in front of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. Back to Castanese, at Villa Annoni will enjoy a “magic evening” with popular music, songs…and traditional dishes. Together will spend a nice evening discovering commons and differences between our countries and cultures…

Castanese andl Pigotte

A tour through Castanese will bring to Vanzaghello, for admire a copy of Leonardo’s painting, in Arconate with its wonderful old palaces, in Dairago where you will enjoy a children’s dance show. After lunch in the Arconate’s Senior Center, where you will be introduce to the «pigotte», Milanese’s rag dolls. In the lab seniors and volunteers will show you how they hand-make rag dolls, sold to raise funds for UNICEF, you’ll learn the process and – if you like– you can try to create one.

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