Pinsteps. Fontana dei Baci, Milan
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This elegant fountain is one of seventy-four city fountains and is dedicated to the history of love and loyalty of Federico Confalonieri and Teresa Casati. He was a wealthy industrialist and passionate patriot of Italy. She was a famous Italian noblewoman from the Casati clan. When the Austrians crushed the uprising supported by Confalonieri in Naples and Piedmont, he was arrested and sentenced to death. Later, the death penalty was replaced by life imprisonment. Neither the situation, nor the connection, nor the entreaties of the inconsolable Theresa, saved her husband. Because of his adamant decision not to give out his connection to King Carl Albert (remember the king on the balcony?), Confalonieri was treated with, unusually strict. Only after changing the throne in Austria, Federico was able to go free and find refuge in America. In 1840, he was allowed to return to Milan to visit his gravely ill father, but his wife Teresa was already dead. Confalonieri himself died nine years later, not having lived to see Garibaldi and the freedom of Italy. In 1955, in Italy, a film called Conte Aquila appeared on the screens and depicted the story. There are two female images on the fountain - one symbol of generosity, the other - a symbol of fidelity. Near the fountain is an old mansion - the family estate of Confalonieri and Casati.

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Center of Milan by foot for a few hours

This route is suitable for those who come to Milan for a day or for those who stay in the city. We will visit the Dome Square, get acquainted with the architecture of the town, and feel its spirit, born during the formation of independent Italy. We will walk along the quiet streets of the bohemian region of Brera and plunge into urban life in the Castello area. Stories, bars, restaurants, shops, and comfort will accompany us at every step.

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