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The Garden and the Planetarium

A guided walking tour through the "Giardini Pubblici", to discover the history of this part of Milan and the Planetarium foundation
Save the date! Saturday June 13 and June 27, 2015. Starting time: 11:00 AM (the tour will take about 1h 30m). Ticket fee 5€ - reservation required.
For further information and booking, call 0288463340 (from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 to 13:00) or send an email to: info@astrofficina.it
Disponibile anche in italiano: I Giardini e il Planetario

In Porta Venezia there is the first public park of the city, built in the years 1782-1786 in an area between the medieval walls and the Spanish boundary walls, area which at that time was entirely covered by groves, orchards and kitchen-gardens.

In 1881 a group of Milanese manufacturers wanted to gather in the same place the excellence of the newborn Italian industry, so they organized the first Italian Industrial Exposition inside the park. When the exhibition closed down, the garden was restored and renovated according to the present configuration.

In 2002 the park was entitled to the well known journalist Indro Montanelli.

During the walking tour we will tell you the story of the park and of those buildings and structures once existing in the area and now disappeared, such as the early Christian Basilica di San Dionigi and the Zoo. Besides, we will talk about the current scientific institutions, that is to say the Civico Museo di Storia Naturale, one of the most important naturalistic museum in Europe, and the Civico Planetario Ulrico Hoepli, today still the oldest and widest in Italy.

The tour will finish inside the Planetarium building, where we will discover all the secrets of the instrument itself reproducing the sky and its movements, and where we’ll say goodbye under the stars and constellations that since 1930 the Institute shows to our city.

In collaborazione con AstrOfficina

Civico Planetario "Ulrico Hoepli"
c/o Giardini Pubblici "Indro Montanelli"
c.so Venezia, 57 - 20121 Milano
Palestro of the Metropolitana (underground, tube), Line 1 (follow the directions "Museo Storia Naturale"; facing the Museum front, the Planetarium is a few tens of meters to the right); Tram 9, 29, 30; Passante Ferroviario Porta Venezia

Tel. 02-88463340 (dal lunedì al venerdì, dalle ore 9:00 alle 13:00)
Fax 02-88463559
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