Before the Duomo Cathedral emerged palms
On the main square of Milan with 42 palm trees up to five meters, and soon they were joined by another fifty banana plants, hibiscus and hydrangea bushes. View the Duomo square in front of the cathedral of the same name has changed, and that not everyone likes.
Many Milanese are outraged and say the area is a decoration “kitsch”, while supporters of the project are reminiscent – at the end of the XIX century to the Duomo Cathedral palms grew. According to the plans of the authorities, and palm trees, and bananas remain on the western side of the Piazza del Duomo for three years, said the publication Corriere.
Officials stress that the garden area – a kind of temporary exhibition. Sponsor of the project was US coffee house chain Starbucks, which also does not add to the popularity of the idea among the locals.