IN THE STREETS OF MILAN
Between the Navigli and the Fuori Salone, in the majestic Lombard city of Milan.
Here we are in one of the stages of our journey to the most representative places of Italian cultural beauty. Places that for their landscapes and their atmospheres are a source of inspiration for us at FULGOR MILANO. The great city of Milan, in Lombardy, is one of the destinations of international tourism. Among the many destinations there are the Navigli.
The history of Navigli
The system consists of five canals: Naviglio Grande, Naviglio Pavese, Naviglio Martesana, Naviglio di Paderno, Naviglio di Bereguardo. The first three were connected through Milan via the Fossa Interna, also known as the Inner Ring. The urban section of the Naviglio Martesana was covered over at the beginning of the 1930s, together with the entire Inner Ring, thus sounding the death knell for the north-eastern canals. Commercial carrying continued on the Naviglio Grande, but the decline was steady and by the 1960s a project of a fluvial port to reach the Po River and consequentially the Adriatic Sea through the canals was shelved for good. With the regular water regime of the Navigli, vast areas were irrigated and made productive, connecting with the reclamation work begun by the monks of the abbeys south of the city already in the 10th century. The construction of the entire system lasted from the 12th to the 19th century. The Cerchia dei Navigli. (also known as Naviglio Interno, Fossa Interna or Cerchia Interna) represented the "hinge" of the Milanese city that allowed the system to function as a whole.
The Design Fuorisalone
Fuorisalone represents something unique on an international level. the event that celebrates Milan, the Capital of International Design.
The Fuorisalone is the most important city event that attracts the spotlight from all over the world, it was born in the Tortona area on the wave of the most daring experimentation that allowed design to communicate with new ways and is, in fact, the main showcase linked to design and Tortona area has maintained, over the years, the primacy of reference district for this world event. With more than 10,000 square meters of exhibition space available in the heart of the Tortona area, the exhibition circuit hosts over 40 foreign companies every year, ranging from industrial design to technology to large installations, attracting 150,000 visitors in just one week.
The balance between flavors and territory
In addition to visiting the various places, you can take a short break to be able to taste the most popular dishes of the area, such as the Cotoletta alla Milanese.
The dish consists of a slice of veal loin on the bone, breaded and fried in butter, which is finally poured over the cutlet. The meat remains soft and maintains a nice pink color close to the bone. The fragrance of the breading and the softness of the meat are the secret of the Milanese cutlet. By expertly dosing the breading, choosing the ingredients (for example, crumb of stale but not old white bread) and the temperature of the flame, excellent results can be obtained. A recent version of the cutlet, prepared especially in the summer season, involves serving it cold covered with tomatoes, cut into thin pieces, and rocket.