• 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

Activities

Walking tour of 20th century Milan

  • Art & Culture
Walking tour of 20th century Milan
1.24 km

Tour of the cloisters and courtyards of Milan

  • Art & Culture
Tour of the cloisters and courtyards of Milan
1.45 km

Longboard course for beginners

  • Active & Green
Longboard course for beginners
1.51 km

Duomo and Rooftop priority access tour for small groups

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

Best of Milan and Last Supper semi-private tour from Duomo

  • Art & Culture
Best of Milan and Last Supper semi-private tour from Duomo
1.57 km

Private tour of the Museo del Novecento in Milan

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

Milan Open Tour - Hop Off Hop On

  • Art & Culture
Milan Open Tour - Hop Off Hop On
1.58 km

Private Tour discover Milan Highlights

  • Art & Culture
Private Tour discover Milan Highlights
1.59 km

Navigli Canals of Milan private STEP walking tour with a local guide

  • Art & Culture
Navigli Canals of Milan private STEP walking tour with a local guide
1.64 km

Fashion and Food in Milan

  • Food & Wine
Fashion and Food in Milan
1.64 km

Duomo and Sforza Castle guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Duomo and Sforza Castle guided tour
1.65 km

Duomo of Milan guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Duomo of Milan guided tour
1.65 km

Duomo Cathedral private tour with a local guide

  • Art & Culture
Duomo Cathedral private tour with a local guide
1.65 km

Highlights of Milan bike tour

  • Cycle Tourism
Highlights of Milan bike tour
1.65 km

Milan Porta Nuova and Vertical Forest guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Milan Porta Nuova and Vertical Forest guided tour
1.66 km

Private Milan tour - an introduction with a local guide to see the City Unscripted

  • Lifestyle
Private Milan tour - an introduction with a local guide to see the City Unscripted
1.66 km

Milan half-day private walking tour with a local - 100% personalized

  • Lifestyle
Milan half-day private walking tour with a local - 100% personalized
1.66 km

Eat like a local in Milan private food tour - 100% personalized

  • Food & Wine
Eat like a local in Milan private food tour - 100% personalized
1.66 km

Modern Milan tour by rickshaw

  • Art & Culture
Modern Milan tour by rickshaw
1.68 km

Shopping tours by rickshaw in Milan

  • Lifestyle
Shopping tours by rickshaw in Milan
1.68 km

Where to sleep

ITALIANWAY_VIALE SABOTINO 19_SUB 24

Milano
ITALIANWAY_VIALE SABOTINO 19_SUB 24
117 mt

KIBILÙ VIALE CALDARA

Milano
KIBILÙ VIALE  CALDARA
192 mt

VIALE CALDARA 23 SUB.702

Milano
VIALE CALDARA 23 SUB.702
272 mt

METROPOLITAN EXPO FLAT 5

Milano
METROPOLITAN EXPO FLAT 5
334 mt

CORSO LODI SUB 13

Milano
CORSO LODI SUB 13
350 mt

SUITE PORTA ROMANA 2

Milano
SUITE PORTA ROMANA 2
380 mt

LIVINGPLACE ORTI 14 SUB. 419

Milano
LIVINGPLACE ORTI 14 SUB. 419
386 mt

EASYLIFE ORTI 16

Milano
EASYLIFE ORTI 16
386 mt

CASA ORTI

Milano
CASA ORTI
386 mt

ORTIQUATTRO 5

Milano
ORTIQUATTRO 5
397 mt

ORTIQUATTRO 2

Milano
ORTIQUATTRO 2
397 mt

MONTENERO 22

Milano
MONTENERO 22
421 mt

PORTA ROMANA SUB 708

Milano
PORTA ROMANA SUB 708
428 mt

PORTA ROMANA SUB 707

Milano
PORTA ROMANA SUB 707
428 mt

PORTA ROMANA SUB 706

Milano
PORTA ROMANA SUB 706
428 mt

HOMELY AND FINE APARTMENT

Milano
HOMELY AND FINE APARTMENT
434 mt

ITALIANWAY PAPI 14/B

Milano
ITALIANWAY PAPI 14/B
448 mt

PALLADIO

Milano
PALLADIO
464 mt

KIBILÙ VIGNOLA 3

Milano
KIBILÙ VIGNOLA 3
472 mt

ITALIANWAY PALLADIO 16

Milano
ITALIANWAY PALLADIO 16
480 mt