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I Was Walking Around Milan, When I Pointed My Camera Through A High Window and…

Milan (Italy). As the title says, I was walking around Milan today – more or less it was lunch time – when I noticed a high window above my head. It was open…

To be honest, I knew what was behind that window, but still I wanted to “steal” a photo of the interior. I have been loving this place – the cloister of San Simpliciano Basilica – since the first time I saw it. It’s such a magic location in the heart of Milan, so peaceful and “disconnected” from the hectic life out there, with the colonnade surrounding a wonderful garden.

During the Design Week, it’s normally used for some expositions and installations and for this reason is packed with people. Today no, the cloister was empty and “the silence coming from the interior” is what captured my attention. I took my camera, I brought it above my head to reach the high window and I took this photo.

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Piazza del Plebiscito

Naples (Italy). Considered as one of the most beautiful square in Italy, Piazza del Plebiscito with its 25,000 square meters is one of the largest one in the Country, and is it is today a very popular landmark in Naples. The current shape dates back to the XIX century (during the Napoleonic period) and the name itself comes from October 21st, 1860 when with a plebiscite the local Regno delle Due Sicilie became part of the Regno di Sardegna (Kingdom of Sardinia).

And the “Basilica Reale Pontificia di San Francesco di Paola” photographed here on an early Saturday morning photo-walk around Naples some weeks ago, is probably the most famous building in Piazza del Plebiscito. If you want to really enjoy this place, try to select a moment when it’s not too crowded, walk along the colonnade and visit the Basilica interior, which resembles – and it’s not a coincidence – the Pantheon in Rome.

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