Milan is a big plain city, whoever knows its geographical location will also appreciate its strategic position: a couple of hours are enough to reach both the sea and mountains. Despite this, Milan has a little mountain right in its urban territory; the name of this suggestive site is ’Monte Stella’, aka ‘Montagnetta’ for Milanese people (literally ‘little mountain’) and rises 50 meters above its surroundings.
La Montagnetta is an artificial relief formed after the Second World War by the accumulation of war debris and demolition remains of the city. Around this beautiful park, it’s still possible today to see bear witness of this history by tripping over a tile.
I am truly in love with this park, and I really think Milan has no equally beautiful and magical places. I usually go there every day, in the early morning, with my super dog. We simply walk around and wait for the sun to rise. It is precious for us to feel so safe also at 6:30 in the morning when the sun hasn’t yet risen. We meet our friends, each with their own habits: workouts, jogging, bicycle. In Milan, La Montagnetta is acknowledged as the place for free and honest sports in the open air.
If you are lucky and can go there for a walk in a sunny and limpid day, you’ll reach the top along its spiral paths. From up there, the view is simply amazing, and you’ll embrace the entire city with your eyes.