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Located right behind the Brera Art Gallery, in the Brera Place complex, Orto Botanico di Brera dates back to the late 18th Century. An Italian monk and botanist, Fulgezio Vitman, worked for the establishment of this botanical garden in 1774. It was created with the aim of providing an educational platform for students of botany and pharmacy. Giuseppe Piermarini, of the Scala Theatre fame, assisted Vitman in designing the garden. Orto Botanico di Brera, today, is home to a vast collection of medicinal plants, ornamental plants and vegetables. A restored greenhouse, located at the northern end, is used as a teaching center by the Academy of Fine Arts.
This artificial basin is considered to be the lake of Milan and is used for high-level motorboat, canoe and rowing competitions. There are also many sports centers around the shore which offer windsurfing, canoeing, rowing and waterskiing. It is also possible to get a fishing permit here. It is open in the summer months only. Some major concerts and music festivals are also held here.
Located on the outskirts of Milan, the Leolandia Park is a spectacular amusement park. Sectioned into 6 thematic areas with a total of 39 attractions on board, you are guaranteed to have a fun-filled day out. Enjoy at The World of Peppa Pig or challenge your adventurous soul by sitting in all the terrifying rides. You can also take your kids to the animal section of Leolandia and let them feast their eyes on fishes, reptiles, farm animals, parrots and many more birds and beasts. Live music, dance and drama performances also take place which are quite entertaining to behold. However, the show stealers at this amazing park are the 160 scale reproduction of Italy’s most beautiful monuments. Don't forget to keep your camera ready when you visit these delightful miniature models. Operating since 1971, this place is frequented by both locals and tourists and is a must-visit if you are in Milan.