Milan is known all over the world: for many it is the most important city in Italy, a second capital that stands out from the rest of the country due to its cosmopolitan impetus, the connection with other European capitals, the innovative architecture, the representation of the Italian excellence in fashion and design.
In the frenzy of the big city, we go in search of a fascinating, surprising secret Milan. Gardens animated by beautiful animals that normally flee the metropolis, buildings that tell an urban story of transformation over time into the undisputed center of the industrialization of northern Italy, increasingly attractive for workers, artisans, artists.
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The Porta Comasina area, now known as Porta Garibaldi, is Milan's skyscrapers district, with the Vertical Garden, the Centro Direzionale Gae Aulenti, and the Milan Movida
At the center of an important urban reconstruction marked by innovation, the Solar Tree by Ross Lovegrove, powered by solar energy illuminates the Gate. In the neighborhood there is the innovative Residenza 4@1Home, the Incubator for Art, a space dedicated to social and cultural networking and the Diamond Tower, a glass and steel skyscraper icon of the new Milan.
Porta Orientale includes three different city gates, built within the Roman, medieval and Spanish perimeter, today the area is identified with Porta Venezia. Corso Buenos Aires and its shopping, Art Nouveau buildings such as the Albergo Diurno, Palazzo Castiglioni and Merri Benegalli are some of its attractions.
The neighborhood around via Torino and corso di porta Ticinese along the Pavia route (the Roman Ticinum) is one of the oldest in Milan. The circus and the Roman amphitheater and the basilicas of San Lorenzo and Sant’Eustorgio are some of the most significant examples of ancient architecture in Milan.
Today known as Porta Magenta, former Porta Vercellina indicates an ancient district, where the tower of the Roman city walls is located, near the Renaissance San Maurizio at the Monastero Maggiore and the Baroque Palazzo Litta. Further along Corso Magenta is Santa Maria delle Grazie and the Casa degli Atellani, with Leonardo's vineyard, a gift from Ludovico to the artist at the time of the Cenacle.