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Milan’s third airport

This latest product from Aerosoft depicts an Italian airport generally known as Milan/Bergamo Airport, when in fact neither of these is part of its official name: Il Caravaggio International Airport or Orio al Serio International Airport (ICAO LIME). The latter refers to its actual location in the Municipal Territory of Orio al Serio, roughly two miles northeast of the city of Bergamo.

The Dolomites border the north of Italy.

I understand that the airport’s official name was derived from the Baroque painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, who lived as a child in Caravaggio, in the Province of Bergamo. He is not to be confused with the more famous Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, responsible for painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome and his most famous 17ft sculpture of David. He actually died before Caravaggio was born.

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