• Active & Green

Indro Montanelli Gardens

The park with a thousand names, since 2002 has been renamed Indro Montanelli Gardens in memory of the journalist and essayist

Where
Milan

The Indro Montanelli Gardens, Milan's first public park created in between 1782 and 1786, was designed by the architect Giuseppe Piermarini.

As they stand today, the Public Gardens extend between Corso Venezia, the Bastions of Porta Venezia , Via Manin and Via Palestro. In 2002, the area was named after the late Indro Montanelli, the famous journalist whose image is depicted in a statue near the Piazza Cavour entrance.

The current layout of the gardens, however, dates back to the mid-19th century and was designed by Giuseppe Balzaretto (1857-62 ) and Emilio Alemagna (1881), with an English layout. The garden features groves, ponds, hills and artificial rocks , statues and monuments to famous people with dense vegetation in spontaneous patterns that included natural and exotic essences.

This fenced park is frequented by a diverse public, from joggers and cyclists, to those who want to enjoy a drink in the countryside. Children can choose from three playgrounds and a recreation area with rides and a train.

Inside the Montanelli Gardens you can admire monumental trees, like the dawn redwood trees and a row of chestnut trees, and even a false cypress on the banks of the pond. There is also a specimen of a century-old sycamore.

The park includes museums and architectural heritage: Palazzo Dugnani, the Civic Museum of Natural History and the Ulrico Hoepli Planetarium. One interesting site to see in the nearby Museum of Natural History is the Butterfly Oasis: a corner of a tropical rainforest , where hundreds of multi-coloured butterflies fly about. Visitors to the gardens may also catch a glimpse of the spectacular plants and animals.

Take me here: Indro Montanelli Gardens

Places

PAC

The most prestigious space for contemporary art in Milan organizes exhibitions of great national and international artists.
  • Art & Culture
PAC – Pavillion of Contemporary Art
165 mt

Villa Belgiojoso Bonaparte

  • Art & Culture
Villa Belgiojoso Bonaparte, Milan's Royal Mansion
202 mt

GAM

It hosts masterpieces from the neoclassical age to Lombard romanticism with Hayez, up to the most famous works of Scapigliatura
  • Art & Culture
GAM, Modern Art Gallery
203 mt

Planetarium

To shine in the city of Milan are not only the hight fashion clothes: the celestial stars shine at the Planetarium in Milan
  • Art & Culture
Planetarium, discover the cosmos
270 mt

Natural History Museum

With an exhibition area with 23 rooms, it is today the largest and most important naturalistic museum in Italy
  • Art & Culture
Natural History Museum, tourism in Milan
361 mt

Manzoni Theater

One of the most prestigious Italian theaters, it offers a rich calendar of shows: prose, cabaret, events, workshops ..
  • Art & Culture
Manzoni Theater
580 mt

Villa Necchi Campiglio

Villa Necchi Campiglio is one of the hidden beauties of Milan, a true architectural and artistic treasures, trucked away in via Mozart.
  • Art & Culture
Villa Necchi Campiglio
610 mt

Bagatti Valsecchi Museum

House museum in the Montenapoleone district, the result of an extraordinary collecting event of the late nineteenth century
  • Art & Culture
Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, museums in Milan
668 mt

Milano, the Fashion district

The Fashion District, an area in the heart of Milan, bordered by Via Manzoni, Via della Spiga, Corso Venezia and Via Montenapoleone
  • Lifestyle
Milano, the Fashion district
735 mt

Poldi Pezzoli Museum

An elegant 19th-century aristocratic residence, displaying the private collection of its former owner
  • Art & Culture
Poldi Pezzoli Museum
776 mt

Teatro Nuovo

A few steps from the Duomo, a theater that captures the most important innovations in the panorama of national and international shows.
  • Art & Culture
Teatro Nuovo
892 mt

Conca dell'Incoronata

It's located at the end of Via San Marco within the city’s Spanish walls after the “Tombun de San Marc”.
  • Art & Culture
Conca dell'Incoronata
931 mt

Casa Manzoni

It's one of those places where time seems to stand still: you can still breathe the romantic air in which the great writer lived
  • Art & Culture
Casa Manzoni, museum in Milan
950 mt

Brera Botanical Gardens

A romantic green oasis in the center of Milan. The flower beds are home to some of the richest collections of species in our flora
  • Active & Green
Brera Botanical Gardens
953 mt

Brera Picture Gallery

  • Art & Culture
Brera Picture Gallery
988 mt

Teatro alla Scala

One of the most famous international opera temples, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan enchants the world with opera, concerts and ballets.
  • Art & Culture
Teatro alla Scala
1.14 km

La Scala Theatre Museum

  • Art & Culture
La Scala Theatre Museum
1.17 km

Duomo of Milan

  • Religious Tourism
Duomo of Milan
1.21 km

Milan Central Station

It is much more than a station. It is a place to experience shopping, the flavors of the world and use the many services available
  • Art & Culture
Milan Central Station
1.22 km

Vittorio Emanuele Gallery

  • Lifestyle
Vittorio Emanuele Gallery, inspiring monuments
1.24 km

Events

Leonardo3 - The World of Leonardo

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Ingresso Piazza della Scala Milano
01/03/2013 - 31/12/2018
  • Art & Culture
Leonardo3 - The World of Leonardo
1.17 km

Rina Sala Gallo Piano Competition

Teatro Manzoni
Via Manzoni, 23, Monza
07/10/2018 - 13/10/2018
  • Art & Culture
Rina Sala Gallo Piano Competition
13.31 km

The Museum invites you

Musei Civici
via Teodolinda, 4
24/06/2018 - 23/08/2018
  • Art & Culture
The Museum invites you
13.36 km

An Encounter with Dante

Boschetti Reali
Monza
08/09/2018
  • Art & Culture
An Encounter with Dante
14.16 km

Cinema and concerts under the stars

Reggia di Monza
Viale Brianza 1, Monza
13/06/2018 - 30/08/2018
  • Art & Culture
Cinema e concerti sotto le stelle
14.47 km

Activities

Milan Natural History Museum tickets

  • Art & Culture
Milan Natural History Museum tickets
233 mt

Entrance tickets and audio guides for the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum

  • Art & Culture
Entrance tickets and audio guides for the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum
666 mt

Museum of the Risorgimento tickets

  • Art & Culture
Museum of the Risorgimento tickets
840 mt

Tour of the new architecture in Milan: skyscrapers, urban developments and design

  • Art & Culture
Tour of the new architecture in Milan: skyscrapers, urban developments and design
896 mt

Music tour of Verdi with Teatro alla Scala

  • Art & Culture
Music tour of Verdi with Teatro alla Scala
908 mt

Milano, red roses, kisses & pictures

  • Art & Culture
Milano, red roses, kisses & pictures
938 mt

Lunch or brunch at Asola in The Brian&Barry Building

  • Food & Wine
Lunch or brunch at Asola in The Brian&Barry Building
973 mt

Best of Italian food on a walking tour of Milan

  • Food & Wine
Best of Italian food on a walking tour of Milan
1.04 km

Milan Segway tour

  • Art & Culture
Milan Segway tour
1.07 km

Milan Segway night tour

  • Art & Culture
Milan Segway night tour
1.1 km

Guided tour of the Brera district and Pinacoteca

  • Art & Culture
Guided tour of the Brera district and Pinacoteca
1.11 km

Exclusive guided tour in Milan: La Scala, Duomo Square and Galleria

  • Art & Culture
Exclusive guided tour in Milan: La Scala, Duomo Square and Galleria
1.13 km

The best of Milan tour with Last Supper skip the line tickets

  • Art & Culture
The best of Milan tour with Last Supper skip the line tickets
1.13 km

Musical tour of La Scala Opera House and Giuseppe Verdi

  • Art & Culture
Musical tour of La Scala Opera House and Giuseppe Verdi
1.14 km

"Leonardo3. The World of Leonardo" interactive exhibition tickets

  • Art & Culture
"Leonardo3. The World of Leonardo" interactive exhibition tickets
1.16 km

La Scala Opera House and Museum tour

  • Art & Culture
La Scala Opera House and Museum tour
1.16 km

Milan Highline Galleria tour

  • Active & Green
Milan Highline Galleria tour
1.17 km

Secrets of Italian chocolate

  • Food & Wine
Secrets of Italian chocolate
1.24 km

Brera, old meets cool walking tour

  • Art & Culture
Brera, old meets cool walking tour
1.24 km

Private 1.5 h Walking Tour: Vertical Forest, 10 Corso Como and Piazza del Duomo

  • Art & Culture
Private 1.5 h Walking Tour: Vertical Forest, 10 Corso Como and Piazza del Duomo
1.25 km

Where to sleep

STANZA LUMINOSA IN CENTRO

Milano
STANZA LUMINOSA IN CENTRO
277 mt

ALLA CASA DI GIO

Milano
ALLA CASA DI GIO
301 mt

PORTA VENEZIA

Milano
PORTA VENEZIA
347 mt

MANIN

Milano
MANIN
348 mt

MICASA

Milano
MICASA
354 mt

MORANDI4MI

Milano
MORANDI4MI
357 mt

SIENA

Milano
SIENA
358 mt

BRIANZA

Milano
BRIANZA
359 mt

PIKININI HOUSE

Milano
PIKININI HOUSE
365 mt

IL NIDO SUL TETTO A MILANO

Milano
IL NIDO SUL TETTO A MILANO
365 mt

LE STANZE DI ELSA

Milano
LE STANZE DI ELSA
383 mt

CASA MIA

Milano
CASA MIA
394 mt

NH MACHIAVELLI

Milano
NH MACHIAVELLI
395 mt

SUITELOWCOST

Milano
SUITELOWCOST
412 mt

NH MILANO TOURING

Milano
NH MILANO TOURING
419 mt

IBIS MILANO CENTRO

Milano
IBIS MILANO CENTRO
419 mt

DOMUS

Milano
DOMUS
429 mt

PANFILO CASTALDI 39

Milano
PANFILO CASTALDI 39
435 mt

CHANG HUAI PING

Milano
CHANG HUAI PING
435 mt

MERCURE MILANO CENTRO PORTA VENEZIA

Milano
MERCURE MILANO CENTRO PORTA VENEZIA
436 mt