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Celebration for the 40th anniversary of Boscoincittà

Via novara 340, Milan, Italy

During forty years, thousands and thousands of people have planted what has become today a large park in Milan, a beautiful forest in the north-west of the city. Always called Boscoincittà and exists thanks to Italy Nostra. Celebrating his birthday on September 20. Three generations of families and lovers of nature and the city, experienced gardeners and would-be tourists, scouts, schools, conscientious objectors, in all some ten thousands of people have sown and planted in the last 40 years, the 120 acres of Boscoincittà: maples, oaks, elms, poplars, willows and ash trees, vegetable gardens, water gardens, streams, lakes and water lilies. Saturday, September 20 we celebrate together the 40th anniversary of the Wood, with a big party that traces the history of the park most loved by the Milanese through the testimonies of those who have contributed to its birth, cured him, watched him grow and now wants to present to future generations. Our designed and built by Italy in 1973, Boscoincittà is the first example of urban forest in Italy. The association, which is responsible for the protection and enhancement of the environment in voluntary cultural, then took to the city of Milan a large area northwest of the city to realize (after many complaints about the lack of public parks in the city) park public with the help of volunteers. The first projects were built with woods and clearings and trails and ponds by the architects from Ugo Rats and Marco Bacigalupo; then the landscape architect Giulio Crespi to develop the final design. The initial 35 hectares will become then 80 at the end of the third expansion occurred in 1994, with new agreements with the Municipality of Milan expanding up to 120 acres with the last speech of 2003, half in and half forest clearings, trails, gardens and water . Today the conduct of the Forest is under the direction of the agronomist Silvio Anderloni, second director after the "historic" director Sergio Pellizzoni. Boscoincittà is, as its name indicates, 15 minutes from Milan city center - just 7 km from the Duomo; There is also a bus stop 72 direct from Piazza De Angeli which stops outside the park entrance. The historic Cascina San Romano is the operational center of the park with secretarial services, with farmyards for parties and picnics, with maps to explore the network of trails by foot or by bike. The trees are large, the manicured lawns, the lake is surrounded by aquatic plants: one has the impression of being light years away from the city, but that is nearby. Boscoincittà means urban gardens, orchards, bee garden, water garden, 8 km of trails, 6 km of ditches and canals that flow into the artificial lake of 2.5000 square meters and an annual program of activities for fans and families who have thousands of loyal of Milan. For tourists have been prepared parking areas. In addition to running and cycling in the park, go horseback riding along the trails, you can stand under the arcades or even in the silent green library to consult books, documents and articles about the environment, gardens and agriculture. The Forest is also an area of ​​refuge and reproduction of dormice, foxes, rabbits, hedgehogs, moles, hares, herons, pheasants, owls, owls. Afternoon program of 20 September at the Bosco 16 hours Welcome to the Friends of Luisa Bosco Toeschi, president of the North of Milan Silvio Anderloni Director of Boscoincittà The Beginnings of the Forest intervene Piergiuseppe Torrani, first author of the Forest of Our Italy Carlo Tognoli, Mayor of Milan 1976-1986 Giulio Crespi, landscape architect Sergio del Bosco Pellizzoni, director of Boscoincittà for 30 years Giuseppe Locatelli, former farmer and last inhabitant of Cascina San Romano objectors and scouts who have worked at the Woods Developments in the park intervene Marco Formentini Mayor of Milan between 1993 and 1997, Gabriele Albertini, Mayor of Milan from 1997 to 2006 the volunteers of the Wood, the gardens, the water garden The present and the future are involved Luca Carra, Director of National Nostra Italian Chiara Bisconti, Councillor the Quality of Life, Green and Urban Giuliano Pisapia, Mayor of Milan Hours 17.30 to 18.30 • Souvenir photo of all participants on the threshing floor of the farmhouse San Romano • Entertainment: music band will play Nema Problema • Snacks and ice cream for everyone for children • Walk to the pond with the guides in the Forest • Guided tour of the exhibition on the 40th anniversary of the Woods • Final concert of Celtic Harp Orchestra

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