More AgriCulture = more Food, more Health, more Work, more Protection of the Land
VIA LATTEA, which means MILKY WAY, is a five-year project (2011-2015) conceived and organised by FAI in collaboration with EXPO 2015. Its aim is to promote and enhance the huge natural and cultural heritage of the agricultural belt which surrounds Milan. This area, of more than 47,000 hectares, represents one of Europe’s most extensive metropolitan green areas, dotted with farmhouses, ancient abbeys, mills and historic hamlets. It’s an example of the beneficial integration between cultural heritage and the requirements of agricultural production.
This trail is in the heart of Milan’s Parco Agricolo Sud in the municipalities of Albairate and Cisliano and also runs along the Naviglio Grande canal. The canal is the first testimony to the importance of this area’s waterways, a system which was able to be developed due to the abundance of water rising from the dense network of springs and artificial canals.
Thirty mayors against the construction of a west bypass of Milan (“TOEM” in Italian – short for “Tangenziale Ovest Esterna Milano”).
Photo galleries with images and videos taken during the last Via Lattea trail in June.