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Old 06-06-2014, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Gomorra? Never heard of it.
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:07 AM
 
Location: near Turin (Italy)
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Gomorra is a book\film about the camorra in Naples.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gomorrah_(film)
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Venice Italy
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Milano is not a city geared towards tourism, it gives space for other priorities
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:04 AM
 
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Milano is not a city geared towards tourism, it gives space for other priorities
Milan is going to host EXPO 2015, so you are completely wrong.
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Old 06-07-2014, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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i'm from Turin, that is the other big industrial city in north Italy, and i'd really like Milan when i visit it, during a school trip. "Piazza del Duomo" is just spectacular, and also the sant'ambrogio cathedral, the theater "la scala", or the "castello sforzesco" were really interesting. Maybe you find the city less interesting than Rome or Florence, but Rome and Florence (at least for the artistic point of view) are at a so high level that every city would seem "boring" in comparison. Milan, like Turin (that i know better) are more industrial cities than touristic, but this doesn't mean that you can find interesting and beautiful artistical monuments and museum also over there (in practice you can find something interesting to see also in the smallest cities of italy, you just have to look for them). For example in Milan there is "the last supper" by da Vinci, here in turin there is the" holy shroud " and the Egyptian museum (that is the second in the world after the one in El Cairo). both Turin and Milan also organize quite often cultural events and concerts, and next year Milan will also host the Expo, so those cities are also quite lively. for example tomorrow in milan there is the ligabue's concert's at the "san siro stadium" (ligabue is a famous rock-pop singer), and people from all over italy are going to milan to see him.
Yes i think it was that. I mean if Milan was in North America, it would be amazingly interesting and vibrant, but we were spoilt after seeing all those cities. Milan certainly still has a lot of interesting things. We didn't have time to really explore it though.
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Old 06-07-2014, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I think people consider Milan to be dull because it isn't a giant tourist trap like Venice (no idea why anyone would want to live there) and appears to be a well-functioning, economically-strong city (unlike Naples). Milan is one of Europe's largest cities - I'm pretty sure it has plenty of amenities to please the population who live there - such as shops, restaurants, clubs and so on. It looks like a beautiful city too, at least in parts, with no shortage of historical architecture (conversely, large parts of Naples resemble slums).

Cities that revolve around pleasing tourists are cities that are probably not as good to actually live in. If you're a resident, you're hardly going to visit museums every day.
I think there is USUALLY a good reason why places become tourist traps. I suppose Milan, like cities like Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Manchester, largely escaped that (for good or bad) because it seemed to lack major attractions.
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Old 06-07-2014, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I don't really care why a place becomes a tourist trap - I'm just saying that Milan is a big city and to call it dull or boring is idiotic. Just because a place might not be very interesting to visit, does not make it a boring place to live, and Milan's perceived dullness is only compared to Rome, Florence, Venice - it doesn't seem any more dull than Madrid or Barcelona, or Hamburg and Munich.
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Old 06-08-2014, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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I don't really care why a place becomes a tourist trap - I'm just saying that Milan is a big city and to call it dull or boring is idiotic. Just because a place might not be very interesting to visit, does not make it a boring place to live, and Milan's perceived dullness is only compared to Rome, Florence, Venice - it doesn't seem any more dull than Madrid or Barcelona, or Hamburg and Munich.

It's almost saying Birmingham doesn't seem any more dull than London
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Old 06-08-2014, 01:54 AM
 
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It's almost saying Birmingham doesn't seem any more dull than London
You may be right about Madrid, but Barcellona?

Beside Barca FC and few Gaudi's pieces of art, there isn't anything good there. I've visited the whole city 2 times already.
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Old 06-08-2014, 02:57 AM
 
Location: Finland
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True slums don't exist anywhere in Western Europe or Italy. Don't fool yourself with films like Gomorra which are 90% fantasy and don't represent reality at all.
Not perhaps describing the city as a whole, but Gomorra is real enough that Roberto Saviano (the author) has to live with 24/7 bodyguards until his last day.

And the book is great. The movie maybe not so.
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