Valerio Zanicotti

In this unique photography portfolio entitled Le Corti di Milano (or The Courts of Milan), Italian photographer based in Milan, Valerio Zanicotti, pays tribute to the historical city of Milan and its people, by capturing through his lens some of its most beautiful courtyards.

Courtesy of Valerio Zanicotti

Courtesy of Valerio Zanicotti

Valerio compares the architecture of this modern era to glass palaces wherein the people who live do not even have time to greet each other. Le Corti di Milano celebrates the original dream of Garibaldi the Italian patriot who united the Italian regions into one Italian state. It is the dream of union among people, of the old architectural buildings with their courtyards where people feel safe and cared for.

Courtesy of Valerio Zanicotti

Courtesy of Valerio Zanicotti

In these courtyards, when one looks up to see the sky, one sees rows of windows that contain people who have come to know and care for each other like a family. It is truly this architecture of the courtyard, that builds not just homes, but also relationships.

 By: Priyanka Shah

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