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City garden Indro Montanelli: photos, description (Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli)

City garden Indro Montanelli, formerly known as the gardens of Porta Venezia and renamed after journalist and writer Indro Montanelli in 2002-m to year, - the main historical Park of Milan. It is located in the district of Porta Venezia, in the North-Eastern part of the city. The Park was founded in 1784, the year and, thus, is the oldest in Milan. After the founding of the Park expanded several times (today it covers an area of 172 000 sq. m.) and were decorated with various buildings, the most notable of which is the natural history Museum (1888-1893.) and the Planetarium (1930).

In the second half of the 18th century the Park belonged to the family Dugnani and represented cropland. A number of canals serving irrigation areas, was closed at a later date. Here were located the buildings of two former monasteries (the San Dionigi and Carcinine), which ceased to exist during the Austrian domination.

In 1780 year, the Duke Ferdinand im Breisgau, a former Viceroy of Milan, commissioned the architect Giuseppe Piermarini land reclamation and the creation of the Park. The works were completed between 1782 and 1786-m. Interestingly, the works on creation of the Park were actively involved in the prisons. The project of Piermarini was significantly influenced by traditional French gardens with geometric flower beds and a huge tree-lined paths. The North-Eastern part of the Park was given over to the game of soccer.

In 1856-1862-m years by the architect Giuseppe Balzaretti started to expand the Park in its Western part. It was based on the traditions of the English Park with artificial hills, cliffs and small lakes. The work was completed after the unification of Italy. Then, in the 19th century, the Park was built the natural history Museum along with several attractions like bird enclosures and exhibits, in which visitors could see deer, monkeys and giraffes.

Today in the Park Indro Montanelli, you can see a few attractions: the Planetarium, Ulrika Hoepli, Palazzo Dugnani 17th-century, eclectic pavilion Padiglione del Caffe. In 2002, the Park was a statue of Indro Montanelli, a famous journalist and writer, who loved to rest here before work.