Not many people know that Milan inherited much of its past to Roman influence, but fewer are aware of its true origins, which can be traced back to more ancient times.
Some sources indicate that Milan owes its roots to a Celtic population, later confirmed by recent findings. However, the foundation of this ancient village has something legendary and curious about it...
According to a few writings, including one of medieval origin, the legend recounts that Belloveso was uncertain where to found the future colony. He then encouraged some of his men to consult the gods and obtain a response.
The answer stated that the city should be constructed where a woolly sow was spotted. So it was fate that soon after, an animal of the same appearance emerged from a bush as prescribed by the oracle.
Perhaps this encounter sanctioned the beginning of the long history of the Lombard capital, Milano, which from a fortuitous event between myths and legends, is today an international metropolis.
Curiously enough, there are also references in some Milanese buildings and places. The best known is a bas-relief affixed to the pillar of the Palazzo Della Ragione near the Duomo cathedral. Of course, this representation is far from proof of the facts, but it offers an exciting insight into a possible origin.