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Capturing the Heart and Soul of Milan on Film

Milan's Duomo cathedral by night - Christmas 2010

Thanks to Italy Chronicles Italian design writer, Paolo Feroleto, I’ve found this excellent video tour of Milan, the city in Italy in which I have lived for many a year.

The quality of the video is very high and it gives the viewer a good idea of what Milan is all about. It was shot hand held with a Canon 7D digital SLR – they really make excellent film cameras too! As a matter of interest for budding film-makers, the lenses used the make this short were: a 17-55mm f2.8, an 11-16mm f2.8 and a 70-200mm f4.

Milan is not on the beaten track for tourists, but it’s worth visiting to if only to see the Duomo cathedral. There are some other good reasons to visit the city too: Top 10 Things to Do in Milan.

I’ll never forget the first time I saw Milan’s Duomo – I suspect my jaw dropped visibly. It really is an incredible piece of architecture and is a fitting centrepiece for the city. Indeed, Milan’s Duomo is, effectively, the centre of Milan, as the city  revolves around its spectacular church and the piazza which it fronts.

Aside from Milan’s Duomo which is featured in the video, there’s lots more to the city, as you will discover if you take a few minutes to watch this video by Italian film maker Giuseppe Vetrano:

A Walk in Milan

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Stop reading, start speaking

Stop translating in your head and start speaking Italian for real with the only audio course that prompt you to speak.

A tip – let the video load fully before watching it – it’s jerky for me if I don’t do this. Go make an espresso while you wait! It is worth the wait.

[vimeo width=”485″ height=”421″]http://vimeo.com/24559705[/vimeo]

Now, if they can get Mr Vetrano to do more videos like the one above to show off all that Italy has to offer, the income generated by tourism will cancel Italy’s national debt in around 6 months! ;)

On the other hand, seeing as Italy is very slow to recognise real talent, tourism authorities in other countries might like to commission Giuseppe Vetrano to produce a few videos to help promote their countries.

Italy is a very creative nation, but a lot of creatively goes unnoticed, I’m sad to say.

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