Milano Due

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Milano Due
Frazione
The Laghetto
The Laghetto
Milano Due is located in Italy
Milano Due
Milano Due
Location of Milano Due in Italy
Coordinates: 45°29′57″N 09°15′55″E / 45.49917°N 9.26528°E / 45.49917; 9.26528Coordinates: 45°29′57″N 09°15′55″E / 45.49917°N 9.26528°E / 45.49917; 9.26528
Country  Italy
Region  Lombardy
Province Milan (MI)
Comune Segrate
Elevation 127 m (417 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,087
Demonym(s)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 20090
Dialing code 02

Milano Due (Milan 2, also known as Milano 2) is a residential centre in the Italian town of Segrate (Province of Milan). It was built as a new town by Edilnord, a company associated with the Fininvest group of Silvio Berlusconi.

Overview[edit]

The main peculiarity of Milano Due is a system of walkways and bridges that connects the whole neighborhood, so that it is possible to walk around without ever intersecting traffic. It was marketed as a residential neighborhood for families of the upper middle class with children.

The works started in 1970, and were completed in 1979. Distinctive landmarks are the sporting facilities, a small artificial lake (il laghetto) and a children's playground.

Media[edit]

Milano Due also hosted the headquarters of the first Italian private television channel, TeleMilano, a small cable network who started broadcasting in the area in 1974. It later evolved into Canale 5, the first national private TV station.

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