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Monte Stella: photo description (Monte Stella)

Monte Stella — this is the name of an artificial hill in Milan and the surrounding city Park. The unofficial name — Montagnetta di San Siro ("Little mountain of San Siro"). Founded in 1950-ies, the Park is spread over an area of 370 thousand sq. m. And the hill was created from the debris left over from buildings that were damaged during the bombing of Milan during the Second World war and the last remnants of the Spanish walls, demolished in the mid 20th century.

The Park of Monte Stella is located in QT8 district is a pilot district, entirely designed in the postwar years. The Creator of the hill is the architect Pietro Bottoni he spent his "child" to his wife Stella, hence the name of the hill and Park. The height of the hill is 45 meters. According to the initial project, it had to be two times higher, but the design had to be modified to prevent damage to the buildings located on the adjacent street, via Isernia. Already from the height of 25 meters from the hill offers a panoramic view of Milan and the surrounding areas, and on a clear day you can even see the peaks of the Alps and the Apennines.

The attraction of the Park is the garden of Giardino dei Giusti memorial perpetuating the memory of the opponents of genocide and crimes against humanity. Every tree in the garden dedicated to one such person, for example, Moshe Beysky, Andrei Sakharov, Svetlana Broz, and Pietro Kuciukian.