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Destination Milan: Piazza degli Affari

In the area that already in the early Middle Ages hosted the mint - from which the name of Via Moneta - from 1928 to 1940 arose a small neighborhood dedicated to finance.

At an office building by Emilio Lancia (1939), which divides the square from Via Posta, opposes Palazzo Mezzanotte, the historic seat of the Stock Exchange.

Opened in 1932, the Stock Exchange building lost its function with the advent of IT systems in the 1990s.

Designed by architect Paolo Mezzanotte, the building of the Milan Stock Exchange has an impressive white marble facade that reaches a height of 36 meters. It adopts classical architectural models with two arch orders crowned by a tympanum sustained by four semi-columns, at the ends of which are the sculptural groups depicting the "Four Natural Elements.

Since September 2010, the sculpture by Maurizio Cattelan, L.O.V.E. (acronym of Liberty, Hate, Revenge, Eternity): sculpted in the Carrara marble in the impudent gesture of the 'middle finger' - indeed the other four fingers are cut off - and addressed as a mockery to the sancta sanctorum of Milan’s finance. Born to be a temporary installation, among the appreciation and grumbles the City has continually postponed its removal.


Opening hours: open air

Admission: free

How to reach: Metro Duomo, Cordusio, Tram 16, 19

Address: Piazza degli Affari, 20123 Milano MI


Born in Riccione, a seaside town on the Italian coast of the Adriatic Sea. Of Italian father and a Russian mother, I always define myself a crossroads of cultures, in fact I never identified with a nationality, considering myself a real world citizen.
From the early years of life I've traveled, living periods of time abroad, experiences that have further increased my openness towards the new and the different, and the ability to think outside the box.
I'm graduated Expert for Tourism, and continued hmy studies with a Masters Degree in Economics and Management. During and after the studies, I had a multitude of different jobs, mostly oriented towards tourism (my true passion, together with art and opera). Since 2008 I lives in Milan, working in the finance department of an Italian multinational company.
My passion for culture, led me to found in 2013, Kitabu, a publishing house specializing in the publication of books in electronic format, with which in 2015 I launched various projects regarding web-based magazines about different cultural and leisure themes, on of wich is TravelTv.
Despite the many commitments, however, I've never stopped traveling extensively the world, trying in every place to identify myself with the local population.

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