Undoubtedly Milan, where the competition was born in 1908 from an idea of the Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper. The first Giro d’Italia started from Piazzale Loreto in the morning of May 13, 1909 and the last leg of the hundredth edition will end at Piazza Duomo, on May 28 this year. For the first fifty years of the Giro, both the departure and the arrival were in Milan, but then it varied continuously: in 100 editions, the race started from Milan 40 times and finished there 76 times. The oldest leg winner’s finishing line was also in Milan: Giovanni Rossignoli called Baslott, who triumphed in 1920 in the leg from Trieste to Milan at 37. In 1884, Milan was the first city in Europe to have incandescent public lighting. Milan is also a world capital of design. Every year, in April, the city shows off during the Design Week, divided between the Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone. Exhibitions, events, elegance, fun: a celebration. At the recently held Fuorisalone, Enel wore pink and provided visitors with a fleet of free velo-taxis driven by athletes, also wearing pink. Because during the Design week, Milan deserves to be visited.
What is the capital city of the Giro d’Italia?
Published on Tuesday, 2 May 2017
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