Theatro delle Citta d'Italia
de Beer Itb 1629 B
[Padua]: Francesco Bertelli
The region of Lombardia or Lombardy is home to one-sixth of Italy’s population: 10 million people; and 1.3 million of them live in the capital city of Milan. The region is described as an ‘economic and industrial powerhouse’ and is home to Italy’s main stock exchange, Borsa Italiana. Leading fashion labels Valentino, Prada and Armani (among others) have their headquarters in Milan and the city hosts Milan Fashion Week twice a year. Six million tourists visit every year and there is no doubt that a large number of them would make their way to the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie to gaze upon Leonardo da Vinci’s now crumbling masterpiece, The Last Supper.
Pietro Bertelli, “Theatro delle Citta d'Italia,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed June 4, 2023, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8649.