• 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

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
216 mt

Leonardo3 - The World of Leonardo

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Ingresso Piazza della Scala Milano
01/03/2013 - 31/12/2018
  • Leonardo 500
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele
332 mt

Christmas and New Year in Milan

Milano
07/12/2018 - 02/01/2019
  • Lifestyle
Natale e Capodanno 2018 a Milano
344 mt

Romanticism

Gallerie d’Italia
Piazza della Scala, 6, Milano
26/10/2018 - 17/03/2019
  • Art & Culture
Romanticismo
410 mt

Carlo Carrà

Palazzo Reale
Piazza del Duomo, 12, Milano
04/10/2018 - 03/02/2019
  • Art & Culture
Carlo Carrà
507 mt

Picasso Metamorphosis

Palazzo Reale
Piazza del Duomo, 12, Milano
18/10/2018 - 17/02/2019
  • Art & Culture
Picasso Metamorfosi
507 mt

The wonderful world of nature before and after Leonardo

Palazzo Reale
Piazza del Duomo 12, Milano
05/03/2019 - 07/07/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Il meraviglioso mondo della natura
507 mt

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
507 mt

Leonardo and the Sala delle Asse converging nature, art and science

Museo di Arte Antica, Sala dei Ducali - Cappella Ducale
Castello Sforzesco, Milano
16/05/2019 - 18/08/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Madonna col bambino
761 mt

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
761 mt

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
761 mt

Being Leonardo da Vinci. An impossible interview

Piccolo Teatro Studio Melato
Via Rivoli, 6, Milano
02/05/2019 - 05/05/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Intervista Leonardo
851 mt

The Last Supper after Leonardo

Fondazione Stelline
Corso Magenta 61, Milano
01/04/2019 - 30/06/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Wang Guangyi_The Last Supper
1.09 km

Leonardo da Vinci: early ideas for the Last Supper

Cenacolo Vinciano
Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie 2, Milano
13/10/2018 - 13/01/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Leonardo da Vinci: early ideas for the Last Supper
1.19 km

Leonardo da Vinci Parade

Museo nazionale della scienza e della tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci
Via San Vittore, 21, Milano
19/07/2018 - 13/10/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Leonardo da Vinci Parade
1.2 km

Gaffurio and the Maestros of the Chapel in the Duomo di Milano at Leonardo’s time

Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milano
17/06/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Organo Leonardo
1.82 km

The art of Banksy. A visual protest

Mudec
Via Tortona, 56, Milano
21/11/2018 - 14/04/2019
  • Art & Culture
MUDEC Banksy
2.44 km

Leonardo’s Horse

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

TEATRO MANZONI -2018/2019 SEASON

Teatro Manzoni
Via Manzoni, 23
15/11/2018 - 07/04/2019
  • Art & Culture
TEATRO MANZONI -2018/2019 SEASON
14.68 km

CHAPEAU!

Musei Civici
via Teodolinda, 4
20/10/2018 - 06/01/2019
  • Art & Culture
CHAPEAU!
14.76 km

Activities

Plein-air painting experience on lake Como with wine tasting

  • Art & Culture
Plein-air painting experience on lake Como with wine tasting
0 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

Last Supper tickets and Codex Atlanticus guided tour

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

Navigli guided tour with canal cruise

  • Art & Culture
Navigli guided tour with canal cruise
223 mt

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

  • Art & Culture
Private last minute guided tour of Milan with skip-the-line entrance to La Scala
247 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

Private last minute guided tour of the Duomo Cathedral with skip-the-line tickets

  • Art & Culture
Private last minute guided tour of the Duomo Cathedral with skip-the-line tickets
326 mt

Milan Highline Galleria tour

  • Active & Green
Milan Highline Galleria tour
326 mt

La Scala Opera House and Museum tour

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

Tickets to the Museo Teatrale alla Scala

  • Art & Culture
Tickets to the Museo Teatrale alla Scala
330 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

Direct access to Milan Duomo Cathedral + Rooftop Guided Tour

  • Art & Culture
Direct access to Milan Duomo Cathedral + Rooftop Guided Tour
346 mt

Musical tour of La Scala Opera House and Giuseppe Verdi

  • Art & Culture
Musical tour of La Scala Opera House and Giuseppe Verdi
356 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

The best of Milan tour with Last Supper skip the line tickets

  • Art & Culture
The best of Milan tour with Last Supper skip the line tickets
363 mt

The hidden treasures Milan's Duomo

  • Art & Culture
The hidden treasures Milan's Duomo
397 mt

Museum of Twentieth Century tickets

  • Art & Culture
Museum of Twentieth Century tickets
402 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

PALAZZO SEGRETI

Milano
PALAZZO SEGRETI
226 mt

AFFITTACAMERE FORESTERIA LOMBARDA SAN TOMASO

Milano
AFFITTACAMERE FORESTERIA LOMBARDA SAN TOMASO
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

LA FINESTRA SUL LAGO DI RAINOLDI MARA

LA FINESTRA SUL LAGO DI RAINOLDI MARA
231 mt

HOTEL MILANO CASTELLO

Milano
HOTEL MILANO CASTELLO
232 mt

PARK HYATT MILANO

Milano
PARK HYATT MILANO
234 mt

CAMPERIO HOUSE SUITES & APARTMENTS

Milano
CAMPERIO HOUSE SUITES & APARTMENTS
246 mt

HEMERAS BOUTIQUE HOUSE

Milano
HEMERAS BOUTIQUE HOUSE
249 mt

FLAT IN MILAN

Milano
FLAT IN MILAN
249 mt

PALAZZO SEGRETI APARTMENTS BRERA

Milano
PALAZZO SEGRETI APARTMENTS BRERA
252 mt