• 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

  • Art & Culture
Villa Necchi Campiglio, Milano
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

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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

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
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Basilica di San Simpliciano

  • Religious Tourism
Basilica di San Simpliciano, Churches of Milan
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Activities

Liberty Milan walking tour

  • Art & Culture
Liberty Milan walking tour
408 mt

Tickets for Villa Necchi Campiglio

  • Art & Culture
Tickets for Villa Necchi Campiglio
677 mt

Private walking tour Milan the city of fashion

  • Art & Culture
Private walking tour Milan the city of fashion
756 mt

Private tour of the new architecture and skypscrapers in Milan

  • Art & Culture
Private tour of the new architecture and skypscrapers in Milan
896 mt

Fashion and Food in Milan

  • Food & Wine
Fashion and Food in Milan
897 mt

La Scala Theatre guided tour

  • Art & Culture
La Scala Theatre guided tour
1.12 km

Leonardo da Vinci exploration game and tour in Milan

  • Art & Culture
Leonardo da Vinci exploration game and tour in Milan
1.13 km

Exclusive guided tour of Milan with La Scala, Duomo Square and the Galleria

  • Art & Culture
Exclusive guided tour of Milan with La Scala, Duomo Square and the Galleria
1.13 km

La Scala Opera House and Museum tour

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

Milan railway stations guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Milan railway stations guided tour
1.17 km

Private tour of Milan skyline

  • Art & Culture
Private tour of Milan skyline
1.18 km

Shopping and tea at concept store Idillium Parfums et COCO C’MOI

  • Lifestyle
Shopping and tea at concept store Idillium Parfums et COCO C’MOI
1.18 km

Sensory experience and aperitif at concept store Idillium Parfums et COCO C’MOI

  • Lifestyle
Sensory experience and aperitif at concept store Idillium Parfums et COCO C’MOI
1.18 km

Shopping and aperitif at concept store Idillium Parfums et COCO C’MOI

  • Lifestyle
Shopping and aperitif at concept store Idillium Parfums et COCO C’MOI
1.18 km

Personalized perfume at Idillium Parfums et COCO C’MOI

  • Lifestyle
Personalized perfume at Idillium Parfums et COCO C’MOI
1.18 km

Private last minute guided tour of Milan with skip-the-line entrance to La Scala

  • Art & Culture
Private last minute guided tour of Milan with skip-the-line entrance to La Scala
1.26 km

Private Tour of Teatro alla Scala and Church of San Fedele

  • Art & Culture
Private Tour of Teatro alla Scala and Church of San Fedele
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Duomo terraces admission tickets

  • Art & Culture
Duomo terraces admission tickets
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Admission tickets to the Duomo of Milan, museum, terraces and archeological area

  • Art & Culture
Admission tickets to the Duomo of Milan, museum, terraces and archeological area
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Guided tour of the Duomo Cathedral with rooftop terraces

  • Art & Culture
Guided tour of the Duomo Cathedral with rooftop terraces
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ALLA CASA DI GIO 3

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MANIN

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METAITALY DA FRANCESCA

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VP 105

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VP 105
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VP 104

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VP 103

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VP102

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SIENA

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BRIANZA

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EASYLIFE VIA LECCO

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