• 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

The Mysterious Baths

The dream of a memory, De Chirico’s legacy in a curious fountain, hidden in Parco Sempione
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The Mysterious Baths
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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
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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
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The Guastalla Gardens

Today it is one of Milan’s most beautiful green areas, located near the Duomo
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The Guastalla Gardens
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Church of San Bernardino alle Ossa

  • Religious Tourism
Church of San Bernardino alle Ossa
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Royal Palace

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Royal Palace
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Duomo Museum

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Museo del Novecento

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Duomo of Milan

  • Religious Tourism
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Museo Diocesano of Milan

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Church of Sant'Eustorgio

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  • Religious Tourism
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  • Art & Culture
Teatro Nuovo
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Museo Giovani Artisti (Young Artists Museum)

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ArtLine

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L.O.V.E.

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The Grande Disco

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San Lorenzo Basilica

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The Red Oak of Porta Ticinese

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Activities

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Private Tour discover Milan Highlights

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  • Food & Wine
Fashion and Food in Milan
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Milan - Franciacorta - Venice

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Guided tour of Classic Milan

  • Art & Culture
Guided tour of Classic Milan
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On the Navigli between courtyards and old-fashioned houses

  • Art & Culture
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Milan Street Art Tour, Navigli and Ticinese area

  • Art & Culture
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The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, a tour to the masterpieces of Art

  • Art & Culture
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Guided tour of the Museum of La Scala, Milan

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Private walking tour Milan the city of fashion

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Guided tour by boat on the Navigli of Milan

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Guided tour of the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio

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