• 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.

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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

Indro Montanelli Public Gardens

  • Parks
Indro Montanelli Public Gardens
176 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

Villa Belgiojoso Garden

  • Parks
Villa Belgiojoso Garden
288 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

Via Senato Library Garden

  • Parks
Via Senato Library Garden - ph: Biblioteca di Via Senato
440 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

Villa Necchi Garden

  • Parks
Villa Necchi Garden
623 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

Perego Garden

  • Parks
Perego Garden - ph: Comune di Milano
671 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

Activities

Milan patisserie food tour

  • Art & Culture
Milan patisserie food tour
462 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

Milan food walking tour

  • Art & Culture
Milan food walking tour
1 km

Evening food walking tour in Milan

  • Food & Wine
Evening food walking tour in Milan
1.04 km

Milan 2-hour self-balancing scooter tour

  • Art & Culture
Milan 2-hour self-balancing scooter tour
1.07 km

Milan 3-hour self-balancing scooter tour

  • Art & Culture
Milan 3-hour self-balancing scooter tour
1.07 km

Milan self-balancing scooter night tour

  • Art & Culture
Milan self-balancing scooter night tour
1.07 km

Teatro alla Scala private tour in Milan

  • Active & Green
Teatro alla Scala private tour in Milan
1.12 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

Tickets for 'Leonardo3. The World of Leonardo' interactive exhibition

  • Art & Culture
Tickets for 'Leonardo3. The World of Leonardo' interactive exhibition
1.16 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

Tour of Milan's squares and public art

  • Active & Green
Tour of Milan's squares and public art
1.2 km

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

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

Duomo and Rooftop priority access tour for small groups

  • Art & Culture
Duomo and Rooftop priority access tour for small groups
1.27 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
1.28 km

Contemporary architecture in Milan: the Porta Nuova District

  • Art & Culture
Contemporary architecture in Milan: the Porta Nuova District
1.33 km

Where to sleep

IL RICCIO ROOMS & APARTMENTS 2

Milano
IL RICCIO ROOMS & APARTMENTS 2
301 mt

VP101

Milano
VP101
317 mt

VP 104

Milano
VP 104
351 mt

BRIANZA

Milano
BRIANZA
359 mt

HINTOWN APARTMENTS MILANO PANFILO CASTALDI 33 E

Milano
HINTOWN APARTMENTS MILANO PANFILO CASTALDI 33 E
366 mt

HINTOWN APARTMENTS MILANO PANFILO CASTALDI 33 H

Milano
HINTOWN APARTMENTS MILANO PANFILO CASTALDI 33 H
366 mt

LECCO 3253

Milano
LECCO 3253
367 mt

CONTEMPORA APARTMENTS VIA CAVOUR SUB 502

Milano
CONTEMPORA APARTMENTS VIA CAVOUR SUB 502
378 mt

TADINO 3

Milano
TADINO 3
403 mt

NH MILANO TOURING

Milano
NH MILANO TOURING
419 mt

FENICE

Milano
FENICE
445 mt

MILAN ROYAL SUITES 4

Milano
MILAN ROYAL SUITES 4
451 mt

ARIA SUB. 714

Milano
ARIA SUB. 714
458 mt

ARIA SUB. 25

Milano
ARIA SUB. 25
458 mt

ID 163 - VIA PALAZZI 4

Milano
ID 163 - VIA PALAZZI 4
466 mt

ITALIANWAY PALAZZI 6

Milano
ITALIANWAY PALAZZI 6
475 mt

VICO FASHION DISTRICT

Milano
VICO FASHION DISTRICT
501 mt

369HOMES VENEZIA33 SUB. 704

Milano
369HOMES VENEZIA33 SUB. 704
505 mt

THE WESTIN PALACE

Milano
THE WESTIN PALACE
551 mt

EASYLIFE FELICE CASATI 24

Milano
EASYLIFE FELICE CASATI 24
568 mt