• Art & Culture

Porta romana

It was the Imperial gate and is the main gateway to Milan. From it started the road to the Ancient Rome

Where
Piazzale Medaglie D'Oro, 2, 20135 Milano
Contacts
+39.02.884.55555

The elegant Corso di Porta Romana (the former city gate of Milan) has long been the centre of city life in Milan and was the place chosen by the local nobility to build their mansions.

Triumphant ceremonies and joyful celebrations were held here. At the end of the eighteenth century, its importance began to decline as a result of new districts that flourished in different areas of the city.

The Porta Romana is located at the end of the corso in a square called Medaglie d'Oro. It was once part of the Spanish walls, which were among the most famous in Europe, a fragment of which remains on the right side of the door. The arch was built in 1598 to designs by Aurelio Trezzi on the occasion of the arrival in Milan of Maria Theresa of Austria, who was on her way to Madrid to marry Philip III of Spain.

Today in this old district in central Milan, you can still soak up the atmosphere of the old Milan by sipping a coffee at one of the famous historic bars or stopping for lunch at one of the many typical trattorias.

Nearby are the Teatro Carcano, one of the most important theatres in the city, built on the ruins of the former convent of St. Lazarus, and the Terme di Milano, an elegant spa complex with saunas, steam baths, Jacuzzi and relaxation areas. 

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Places

Ambrosian Picture Gallery

It houses the largest collection of Leonardo's sheets, the Codex Atlanticus, exhibited thanks to temporary thematic exhibitions
  • Art & Culture
Ambrosian Picture Gallery
191 mt

Museo Mangini Bonomi

Housed in an elegant Milanese building, the museum exhibits an extensive collection organized in 40 sections
  • Art & Culture
Museo Mangini Bonomi, Musei Milano
214 mt

Vittorio Emanuele Gallery

  • Lifestyle
Vittorio Emanuele Gallery, inspiring monuments
319 mt

La Scala Theatre Museum

  • Art & Culture
La Scala Theatre Museum
326 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
346 mt

Museo del Novecento

A permanent collection of XXth century artwork inside Palazzo Arengario only a few steps away from the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery
  • Art & Culture
Museo del Novecento
402 mt

Royal Palace

Palazzo Reale is one of Milan’s most famous landmarks, the link between the city’s illustrious past and its innovative present.
  • Art & Culture
Royal Palace
432 mt

Duomo of Milan

  • Religious Tourism
Duomo of Milan
473 mt

Duomo Museum

With 26 rooms, the Museum covers an area of 2000 square meters including sculptures, paintings, tapestries, terracottas
  • Art & Culture
Duomo Museum, outstanding museums
483 mt

Church of San Maurizio

In the heart of Milan, is defined the Sistine Chapel of Lombardy. Completely frescoed leaves you breathless
  • Religious Tourism
Church of San Maurizio
543 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
555 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
643 mt

Poldi Pezzoli Museum

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

Needle, Thread and Knot

  • Art & Culture
Needle, Thread and Knot in Piazzale Cadorna
733 mt

Brera Picture Gallery

  • Art & Culture
Brera Picture Gallery
744 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
774 mt

Sforza Castle

Social life in Milan has always revolved around the Sforza Castle, a symbol of the city’s renowned industriousness and its love of beauty
  • Art & Culture
Sforza Castle
781 mt

Piccolo Teatro

"An Arts Theatre for Everyone" since 1947.
  • Art & Culture
Piccolo Teatro
837 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
839 mt

San Lorenzo Basilica

Majestic, it is preceded by 16 Roman columns, with Corinthian capitals, which delimit one side of the late-antique portico
  • Religious Tourism
San Lorenzo Basilica
860 mt

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
332 mt

Love, Museums, Inspiration - Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence

Museo Bagatti Valsecchi
Via Gesù, 5, Milano
19/01/2018 - 24/06/2018
  • Art & Culture
Love, Museums, Inspiration - Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence
836 mt

Exhibition "Mars - close encounters with the red planet"

Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia di Milano
Ingresso da via San Vittore 21, Milano
09/02/2018 - 03/06/2018
  • Art & Culture
Exhibition "Mars - close encounters with the red planet"
1.21 km

Taste of Milano

The Mall
Porta Nuova Varesine, Milano
10/05/2018 - 13/05/2018
  • Food & Wine
Taste of Milano
1.69 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
14.68 km

San Giovanni Festival

Centro Storico e Parco di Monza
24/06/2018
  • Art & Culture
San Giovanni Festival
15 km

Activities

Private wine day tour to Barolo and Barbaresco from Milan, with stunning old vintages tasting

  • Art & Culture
Private wine day tour to Barolo and Barbaresco from Milan, with stunning old vintages tasting
47 mt

Personal Shopper Experience in Milan

  • Lifestyle
Personal Shopper Experience in Milan
86 mt

Highlights and hidden gems of Milan tour with a local

  • Art & Culture
Highlights and hidden gems of Milan tour with a local
146 mt

Biblioteca Ambrosiana tour: the timeless beauty of paper

  • Art & Culture
Biblioteca Ambrosiana tour: the timeless beauty of paper
191 mt

Last Supper tickets and Codex Atlanticus guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Last Supper tickets and Codex Atlanticus guided tour
210 mt

Typical food stores walking tour of Milan with tasting

  • Art & Culture
Typical food stores walking tour of Milan with tasting
240 mt

Private skip-the-line Duomo tour with professional guide

  • Art & Culture
Private skip-the-line Duomo tour with professional guide
276 mt

Best of Milan by night with rooftop aperitivo

  • Art & Culture
Best of Milan by night with rooftop aperitivo
276 mt

La Scala Opera House and Museum tour

  • Art & Culture
La Scala Opera House and Museum tour
328 mt

"Leonardo3. The World of Leonardo" interactive exhibition tickets

  • Art & Culture
"Leonardo3. The World of Leonardo" interactive exhibition tickets
339 mt

Best of Milan rickshaw experience

  • Art & Culture
Best of Milan rickshaw experience
346 mt

Super saver tour of the Duomo Cathedral with rooftop terraces and virtual reality experience

  • Art & Culture
Super saver tour of the Duomo Cathedral with rooftop terraces and virtual reality experience
346 mt

Perfumes and fragrances of Milan private tour

  • Art & Culture
Perfumes and fragrances of Milan private tour
349 mt

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

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

Personal shopper experience in Brera district

  • Lifestyle
Personal shopper experience in Brera district
398 mt

Museum of Twentieth Century tickets

  • Art & Culture
Museum of Twentieth Century tickets
402 mt

Off the beaten track wine tour in Monferrato, Piedmont from Milan or Turin

  • Food & Wine
Off the beaten track wine tour in Monferrato, Piedmont from Milan or Turin
416 mt

Rooftop terraces of the Duomo Cathedral: priority access tour

  • Art & Culture
Rooftop terraces of the Duomo Cathedral: priority access tour
426 mt

Gourmet and Glamour experience at Cannavacciuolo Café and Bistrot

  • Lifestyle
Gourmet and Glamour experience at Cannavacciuolo Café and Bistrot
429 mt

Royal Villa of Monza half day tour from Milan

  • Art & Culture
Royal Villa of Monza half day tour from Milan
431 mt

Where to sleep

APARTHOTEL DEI MERCANTI

Milano
APARTHOTEL DEI MERCANTI
195 mt

GRAN DUCA DI YORK

Milano
GRAN DUCA DI YORK
201 mt

SPADARI AL DUOMO

Milano
SPADARI AL DUOMO
205 mt

BROLETTO APARTMENT

Milano
BROLETTO APARTMENT
210 mt

FORESTERIA LOMBARDA LAGO WELCOME MILANO DUOMO

Milano
FORESTERIA LOMBARDA LAGO WELCOME MILANO DUOMO
224 mt

LE TERRAZZE MILANO

Milano
LE TERRAZZE MILANO
224 mt

MILANOSUITES

Milano
MILANOSUITES
224 mt

AFFITTACAMERE FORESTERIA LOMBARDA SAN TOMASO

Milano
AFFITTACAMERE FORESTERIA LOMBARDA SAN TOMASO
226 mt

PALAZZO SEGRETI

Milano
PALAZZO SEGRETI
226 mt

STAR

Milano
STAR
226 mt

GLAMOUR APARTMENTS

Milano
GLAMOUR APARTMENTS
227 mt

LONDON

Milano
LONDON
228 mt

HOTEL CLERICI

Milano
HOTEL CLERICI
229 mt

PARK HYATT MILANO

Milano
PARK HYATT MILANO
234 mt

CAMPERIO HOUSE SUITES & APARTMENTS

Milano
CAMPERIO HOUSE SUITES & APARTMENTS
246 mt

FLAT IN MILAN

Milano
FLAT IN MILAN
249 mt

HEMERAS BOUTIQUE HOUSE

Milano
HEMERAS BOUTIQUE HOUSE
249 mt

PALAZZO SEGRETI APARTMENTS BRERA

Milano
PALAZZO SEGRETI APARTMENTS BRERA
252 mt

FORESTERIA LOMBARDA LOCANDA AL DUOMO

Milano
FORESTERIA LOMBARDA LOCANDA AL DUOMO
252 mt

DUOMO INN

Milano
DUOMO INN
253 mt