The event will start at 12:00pm in Milan on the Thursday and finish on Sunday at approximately 3:30pm.
MILAN AS A CITY:
Milan is Italy’s city of the future, a fast-paced metropolis where money talks, creativity is big business and looking good is an art form.
Ruled by the Caesars, Napoléon, the Austro-Hungarians and Mussolini, Milan has an ancient and fascinating history. After the unification of Italy in 1861, it also became an important industrial and cultural centre – a title it still holds today. While it may not have the historic attractions of other Italian cities, it holds its own with art collections old and new, which mark the genius of old masters and provoke new conversations about where the world is headed. Prestigious nights at La Scala, an illustrious literary heritage and a vibrant music scene also do much to debunk the city’s workaholic image.
Since Leonardo da Vinci broke all the rules in his stunning Last Supper, the indefatigably inventive Milanese seem to have skipped straight from the Renaissance to the 1900s. Not only is Milan a treasure trove of 20th-century art, but art deco and rationalist architecture abound. Today the city leads the way with the largest post-war re-development in Italy, impressive, sustainable architecture and a futuristic skyline modelled by Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind and César Pelli. The city is also burgeoning into a hi-tech hub, home to start-ups galore and the likes of Google, Microsoft, Alibaba and Apple.
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The Jewish presence in Milan dates back to the Roman period. Hebrew inscriptions from this period have been found by archaeologists. A Milanese synagogue dated back to at least the 4th century, but it was destroyed by local residents. Milanese Jews continued to live there over the centuries.
It was not until the 13th century, with the arrival of more Jews in the Lombardy region, that the Milanese community developed. A synagogue was built following a permission granted by Duke Filippo Maria Visconti in 1452. However, at the end of the century, the Milanese Jews were expelled.
Their return took place mainly at the beginning of the 19th century, when the city became the Lombard capital of the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy. Seven Jewish families lived there in 1820, a figure that rose to 200 people twenty years later, a population mainly composed of students who came to take advantage of the opening of the universities without discrimination. Participating in the fight for national independence, the Milanese Jews were integrated into the Kingdom of Italy and were granted equal rights as citizens in 1859.
After the First World War, Jews from Eastern Europe settled in Milan. The influx of refugees increased further following the first persecutions in Germany. There were thus 12,000 Milanese Jews present in 1938.
At the beginning of the Second World War, about 5,000 Jews managed to escape to the USA and Israel. Following the German invasion, many Jews were captured, deported and murdered.
Fewer than 5,000 Jews lived in Milan after the war, including refugees from the surrounding villages. Some went to Israel, but other refugees settled in Milan, mainly from Egypt from the late 1940s. Thus, of the 8500 Milanese Jews in 1965, most were Sephardic. Other Jews from Arab countries integrated in Milan after the Six Day War and the persecutions.
The property is set in one of the greenest districts and is moments away from the heartbeat of the city, making it an ideal place to meet up and socialize for both business and leisure. Quiet haven within dynamic, urban Milan, the hotel offers a range of facilities and a warm welcome to the guests looking for an inspiring place to connect. An extensive garden gives an unmissable opportunity to relax in a quiet corner of the city and a fascinating setting to enjoy aperitifs and a pleasant outdoor time.