• 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, 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

Carcano Theater

Historic Milanese theater, it is still one of the largest halls in the city hosting prose, dance and music shows.
  • Art & Culture
Carcano Theater
737 mt

Prada Foundation

Chaired by Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli, it is an institution dedicated to contemporary art and culture
  • Art & Culture
Prada Foundation, splendid museums
865 mt

Rotonda della Besana

If you want something unusual, visit the Rotonda di via Besana, a show of romantic and mysterious round shapes
  • Art & Culture
Rotonda della Besana, one of a kind monuments
926 mt

The Guastalla Gardens

Today it is one of Milan’s most beautiful green areas, located near the Duomo
  • Active & Green
The Guastalla Gardens
1.05 km

Church of San Bernardino alle Ossa

  • Religious Tourism
Church of San Bernardino alle Ossa
1.22 km

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
1.52 km

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
1.53 km

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
1.58 km

Duomo of Milan

  • Religious Tourism
Duomo of Milan
1.61 km

Museo Diocesano of Milan

Is located in the setting of the cloisters of Sant'Eustorgio, integral part of one of the most antique monumental complexes of Milan
  • Art & Culture
Museo Diocesano, Museums of Milan
1.62 km

Church of Sant'Eustorgio

Founded in the fourth century, the basilica was enriched with valuable Renaissance additions and the famous Portinari chapel was built
  • Religious Tourism
Church of Sant'Eustorgio
1.63 km

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
1.67 km

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
1.69 km

Darsena di Milano

As well as being the city’s port, in the past the Darsena was also a highly important water junction.
  • Navigli
Darsena
1.72 km

Columns of San Lorenzo

A space in the city where time seems to have stopped: just beyond the Porta Ticinese, one of the most evocative views of Milan
  • Art & Culture
Colums of San Lorenzo
1.77 km

Ticinese columns of San Lorenzo

  • Lifestyle
Ticinese columns of San Lorenzo
1.78 km

Vittorio Emanuele Gallery

  • Lifestyle
Vittorio Emanuele Gallery, inspiring monuments
1.79 km

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
1.8 km

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
1.8 km

Navigli District

  • Lifestyle
Navigli District
1.89 km

Events

Leonardo’s ‘Last Supper’ for Francis I: a masterpiece of silk and silver

Palazzo Reale
Piazza del Duomo 12, Milano
07/10/2019 - 12/01/2020
  • Leonardo 500
La cena di Leonardo per Francesco I
1.5 km

BookCity

Milano
13/11/2019 - 17/11/2019
  • Art & Culture
BookCity
1.66 km

Leonardo and his School in the Ambrosiana’s collections

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Piazza Pio XI 2, Milano
01/12/2018 - 31/01/2020
  • Leonardo 500
Mappa della Città di Milano - Leonardo da Vinci
1.8 km

Canova. I volti ideali

Galleria d’Arte Moderna
Via Palestro, 16, Milano
25/10/2019 - 15/03/2020
  • Art & Culture
Canova. I volti ideali
2.32 km

Virtual Museum of Leonardo’s Milan

Museo di Arte Antica, Sala delle Armi
Castello Sforzesco, Milano
02/05/2019 - 12/01/2020
  • Leonardo 500
Milano Leonardo
2.72 km

Extraordinary opening of Sala delle Asse

Museo di Arte Antica, Sala delle Asse
Castello Sforzesco, Milano
02/05/2019 - 12/01/2020
  • Leonardo 500
Sala della Asse
2.72 km

La Lombardia di Leonardo dall'alto

Palazzo Lombardia
Piazza Città di Lombardia, 1, Milano
12/05/2019 - 22/12/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Logo Leonardo
3.95 km

Leonardo’s Horse

Ippodromo di San Siro SNAI, Milano
01/05/2019 - 30/11/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Cavallo di Leonardo
6.62 km

Villa Arconati - Public Opening

Villa Arconati
Via Fametta
24/11/2019
  • Art & Culture
Villa Arconati - Public Opening
14.42 km

Nobili e Servi - Una storia lombarda 27/10

Villa Arconati
Via Fametta
24/11/2019
  • Art & Culture
Nobili e Servi - Una storia lombarda 27/10
14.42 km

Advent and Christmas magic in Villa Arconati-Far

Villa Arconati
Via Fametta, Castellazzo di Bollate (MI)
01/12/2019 - 15/12/2019
  • Art & Culture
Advent and Christmas magic in Villa Arconati-Far
14.42 km

Activities

Homemade Italian pizza cooking class

  • Food & Wine
Homemade Italian pizza cooking class
784 mt

Homemade Italian pasta cooking class

  • Food & Wine
Homemade Italian pasta cooking class
784 mt

Art of making pizza cooking class

  • Food & Wine
Art of making pizza cooking class
784 mt

Sensorial wine tasting at La Porta del Vino in Milan

  • Food & Wine
Sensorial wine tasting at La Porta del Vino in Milan
1.21 km

Private Skip-the-Line Duomo tour with short city walk

  • Art & Culture
Private Skip-the-Line Duomo tour with short city walk
1.47 km

Duomo Cathedral and Rooftop: priority access tour for small group

  • Art & Culture
Duomo Cathedral and Rooftop: priority access tour for small group
1.52 km

Duomo terraces admission tickets

  • Art & Culture
Duomo terraces admission tickets
1.56 km

Fast-track admission tickets to the Duomo of Milan, museum, terraces and archeological area

  • Art & Culture
Fast-track admission tickets to the Duomo of Milan, museum, terraces and archeological area
1.56 km

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
1.56 km

Duomo terraces admission tickets

  • Art & Culture
Duomo terraces admission tickets
1.56 km

Guided tour of the Duomo Cathedral with rooftop terraces

  • Art & Culture
Guided tour of the Duomo Cathedral with rooftop terraces
1.56 km

Duomo Cathedral tour with priority access for small groups

  • Art & Culture
Duomo Cathedral tour with priority access for small groups
1.56 km

Lunch or brunch at Asola in The Brian&Barry Building

  • Food & Wine
Lunch or brunch at Asola in The Brian&Barry Building
1.56 km

Milan walking tour with Da Vinci’s Last Supper skip-the-line tickets

  • Art & Culture
Milan walking tour with Da Vinci’s Last Supper skip-the-line tickets
1.57 km

Duomo of Milan Culture Pass

  • Art & Culture
Duomo of Milan Culture Pass
1.58 km

Museum of Twentieth Century tickets

  • Art & Culture
Museum of Twentieth Century tickets
1.58 km

The hidden treasures Milan's Duomo

  • Art & Culture
The hidden treasures Milan's Duomo
1.58 km

Private Tour of the Museo del Novecento in Milan

  • Art & Culture
Private Tour of the Museo del Novecento in Milan
1.58 km

Private Tour discover Milan Highlights

  • Art & Culture
Private Tour discover Milan Highlights
1.59 km

Caccia al tesoro a Milano per bambini

  • Art & Culture
Caccia al tesoro a Milano per bambini
1.59 km

Where to sleep

ARCO ROMANA

Milano
ARCO ROMANA
139 mt

AFFITTACAMERE FORESTERIA LOMBARDA VAINA

Milano
AFFITTACAMERE FORESTERIA  LOMBARDA VAINA
155 mt

H4U CASE VACANZA

Milano
H4U CASE VACANZA
167 mt

FIVE

Milano
FIVE
170 mt

MURATORI

Milano
MURATORI
178 mt

PORTA ROMANA APPARTAMENTI

Milano
PORTA ROMANA APPARTAMENTI
178 mt

CLEANBNB CREMA 9

Milano
CLEANBNB CREMA 9
212 mt

MAM SRL

Milano
MAM SRL
218 mt

PORTA ROMANA APARTMENT

Milano
PORTA ROMANA APARTMENT
240 mt

ALTAGUARDIA

Milano
ALTAGUARDIA
252 mt

RESIDENZA PORTA ROMANA

Milano
RESIDENZA PORTA ROMANA
275 mt

CLEANBNB SAN ROCCO

Milano
CLEANBNB SAN ROCCO
280 mt

FLATTY APARTMENTS - LATTUADA

Milano
FLATTY APARTMENTS - LATTUADA
285 mt

CASA VANNUCCI

Milano
CASA VANNUCCI
287 mt

PORTA ROMANA SUITE

Milano
PORTA ROMANA SUITE
291 mt

ITALIANWAY VANNUCCI 15

Milano
ITALIANWAY VANNUCCI 15
307 mt

PORTA ROMANA APARTMENT NAVIGLI

Milano
PORTA ROMANA APARTMENT NAVIGLI
314 mt

PIACENZA

Milano
PIACENZA
332 mt

METROPOLITAN EXPO FLAT 5

Milano
METROPOLITAN EXPO FLAT 5
334 mt

MARA&MARS

Milano
MARA&MARS
342 mt