Fonderia Napoleonica Eugenia, Milan

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  • Located in the vibrant area of Isola, close to the new purple underground line, this place is so magical! It is a very nice example of industrial architectures and it was used as a place for bells...  more »
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  • Thanks to one of the ubiquitous Christmas markets in December will open to the public a place that Milan (and owners) jealously: Fonderia Napoleonica Eugenia. Here, in addition to bells, bells and Cade, were merged and assembled, three others, Manzoni statue placed in piazza San Fedele, the monument to Vittorio Emanuele which stands in piazza del Duomo and going back in time, the bronze chariot that makes beautiful show the Arco della Pace. The site can be visited by reservation (minimum 15 people) and can be rented for private events. 💫
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  • When you say the island, probably someone thinks about some wonderful middle of nowhere in the middle of the ocean. Others perhaps remember a trip to Elba, Sicily or Sardinia. All very different but all islands surrounded by water. Even our island, district of Milan, is linked to water: not the sea, but to that of a source that years ago right around there he spurted. To be precise, this source was close to the sanctuary of Santa Maria alla Fontana (the name just to remind the source) and was considered by local residents as miraculous. Towards the end of the 18th century the land owned by the Church was particularly large and stretched all the way to neighboring districts. When Napoleon arrived in Italy, decided to remove some of these plots to the Church (actually not just land, buildings) that were then the French requirements. In 1806 Eugène de Beauharnais decided that some of the spacious rooms of the monastery were used as bronze foundry; he entrusted all of the founders who came directly from France (the brothers M.j.) and called the Foundry Eugenia, in honor of the viceroy. In this place were produced in both small and large objects; among the latter, one cannot fail to mention the bronze chariot lying on the Arco della Pace. In the second half of 1800 the foundry was transferred to newly established that bought a large family Barigozzi reverberatory furnaces to complete (in a single merger) of complexes of bells, called "concerts" typical of Milan. The Foundry developed a lot in the following years: he worked for many Italian and foreign cities. During the second world war interrupted the task, to take it up momentum soon after the war. Starting in the 60 years of the 20th century things got worse and the historic Foundry closed in 1975. In Milan we can admire many works of Foundry: the monuments of Manara and Manzoni were merged here and the statue of Vittorio Emanuele II in piazza del Duomo, designed by Ercole Rosa, fenne merged also in via Thaon di Revel.
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