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Are you planning or intending to go to Italy either to live there or to go on holiday there?

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ITALY Are you planning or intending to go to Italy either to live there or to go on holiday there? If you are then hopefully you can find out all the information you would like, about the North and South of Italy. You should be able to compare the two areas by reading the information on the North and then on the South. This booklet mainly concentrates on Naples and Milan. NORTH-Milan Location. Milan is found in the Northern part of Italy. Venice is just east of Milan and Florence is south east of the city. Switzerland is north of it and Lyon, in France, is west of Milan. Above is a map of Italy highlighting the northern position of Milan. Climate * The climate in The North is in between a British climate (temperate) and a Mediterranean climate. * In the winter it is cold and the temperatures in January is between 0oC-2oC. There is frost in winter quite often and fog too but fog can happen at any time in any year (100days of fog on average in Milan in 1 year). * When it is summer it is very warm with the temperatures in July about 24oC. * The rainfall isn't usually heavy and 800mm of rain falls evenly throughout a year. Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ave MAX (�C) 5 8 13 18 23 27 29 28 24 17 10 6 17 MAX (F) 41 46 55 64 73 81 84 82 75 63 50 43 63 MIN (�C) 0 2 6 10 14 17 20 19 16 11 6 2 10 MIN (F) 32 36 43 50 57 63 68 66 61 52 43 36 50 RAIN (mm) 44 60 77 94 76 118 64 91 69 125 122 77 1017 RAIN (inches) 1.8 2.4 3.1 3.8 3 4.7 2.6 3.6 2.8 5 4.9 3.1 41 SOUTH-Naples Location. ...read more.


People liking Gothic architecture will surely love the sight of the religious building. It's exterior includes 2245 statues, 135 spires, 96 gargoyles and about 1km of tracery (patterns created in stonework). It was built in 1386, Gian Galeazzo Visconti gave orders for the cathedral to be built. He was Milan's ruler of that time. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II was built in the 19th century but to be more specific it was built in 1865. This place contains an arcade of shops and restaurants, perfect for half a day's trip. You can see the local peoples' actions and experience the atmosphere of an Italian city created by the Milanese. Giuseppe Mengoni designed this structure with elegance in every one of its corners and an extremely beautiful glass roof. Teatro ala Scala is truly different to any other opera houses in the world; in fact it's the worlds' most distinguished opera house. The auditorium seats 2800 people and has the largest stage in Europe. It was named after an earlier church on the site, and it was first opened to the public in 1778. Much of the building was built in 1946 because of the amount of damage it suffered from the war. It was reopened after repairs were made to it. Pinacoteca di Brera is a gallery in Milan, which contains Northern Italy's second finest collection of paintings as Venice's Gallerie dell'Accademia contains the finest. The gallery was built in the 18th century (about 1700), Napoleon gathered together paintings from churches and palaces all over Italy to bring together such a fine collection. Above is picture of the elegant Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Santa Chiara is a Provencal Gothic type of structure and was built in 1328, but had to be rebuilt after the terrible World War II. Teatro San Carlo is an opera house that is the largest and leading one in Italy. It is also one of the most distinguished opera house in the European country. ...read more.


All children in Italy have to go to school from the age of 6 to 14 and this is a law. Over 90% of the children attend a state school. City life. The oldest sections of an Italian city mostly have low buildings with apartments around a central courtyard, and the newer parts have large blocks of flats. It is very uncommon for a resident to rent a flat rather than buy it. Unmarried children usually live with their parents and once a child is a young adult and old enough to live by themselves, the parents often help them to buy a flat of their own. Young working woman who work out of home get the grandparents to look after their children although there are child-care centers in most urban areas that can be used. Rural life (life in the countryside). Before most rural townspeople lived in flats but only the wealthy could afford their own houses in the centre of the community. Nowadays more and more houses for one family are being built in the rural areas and often outside of the old community. The Milanese are well known for being ambitious, energetic and skilled in business. Many people work in tertiary (i.e. working as a business personnel with a business firm or as a skilled worker). The people in Naples are known as lively and more carefree compared to the people in other Italian cities. Music plays a very important part in Neapolitan life. Some songs coming from Naples are well known around the world e.g. "Santa Lucia," "O Sole Mio" and "Funiculi, Funicula." The people in Milan like going to a caf� in the afternoon in the city whether making business or simply just to meet some friends. A popular meeting place is Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (See section on tourism for more information). The Teatro San Carlo is one of the largest opera houses in Italy and seats an audience of 3500 people (See section on tourism for more information on Teatro San Carlo). ...read more.

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