Milan and Italy incredible historical and cultural wealth makes this country an ideal host for the ICOM 2016.ù
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Milan guide (eng)
Guida di Milano (ita)
Milan is the 2nd largest city in Italy and one of the most appealing European cities. It is presently undergoing a period of extraordinary development and renovation in connection to the upcoming EXPO 2015 – Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life!
The capital of Lombardy Region represents an amazing network that brings together museums, creative and cultural industries, research, education and industrial development.
Milan skyline is changing and new city districts have been growing steadily in the last five years. World-wide famous architects and designers are presently at work in Milan and its surroundings.
In the last five years, Milan has been actively engaged in green policies and in reducing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere (-20% in 2020) in compliance with the Kyoto protocol. Pollution and congestion charges to enter the city centre are reducing private traffic and car emissions and Milan is becoming more and more a sustainable city.
The 94 Consulates hosted in the city - the greatest number in the world after New York! – are an eloquent expression of its many active foreign communities (about 200) and give to Milan an amazing international and cosmopolitan flavour.
Tourists visiting Milan have the option to discover also many beautiful cities and towns nearby, all very elegant and rich in history and monuments. Also the natural beauties of Milan’s surroundings make it up for a charming experience, with wonderful landscapes and green areas to explore.
Some of the loveliest art and historical cities and towns in Italy as Turin, Verona, Venice, Genoa, Bologna, Florence, and Rome are well connected with Milan by high-speed trains in one to three hours.
Conference attendees will be given the possibility to choose between many interesting proposals for the Excursion Day (July 8th), as well as for the Social Programme (July 5th and 6th evening), while the International Committees will be fully assisted in the organisation of their Outside Meetings, both inside and outside the city of Milan.
Historically, there has always been a special, strong relation between Milan and ICOM Italy (the 20% of ICOM Italy’s members live and work in Milan and Lombardy) and it creates a high valuable context for the organisation of the ICOM 2016 General Conference.