• 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

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

Villa Necchi Campiglio

Villa Necchi Campiglio is one of the hidden beauties of Milan, a true architectural and artistic treasures, trucked away in via Mozart.
  • Art & Culture
Villa Necchi Campiglio
1.92 km

Events

Carlo Carrà

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

Picasso Metamorphosis

Palazzo Reale
Piazza del Duomo,12 Milano (MI)
18/10/2018 - 17/02/2019
  • Art & Culture
Picasso Metamorfosi
1.5 km

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
1.5 km

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

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

Romanticism

Gallerie d’Italia
Piazza della Scala, 6 Milano (MI)
26/10/2018 - 17/03/2019
  • Art & Culture
Romanticismo
1.94 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
2.22 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
2.68 km

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
2.72 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

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
2.76 km

The Last Supper after Leonardo

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

The art of Banksy. A visual protest

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

Leonardo’s Horse

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

Activities

Art of making pizza cooking class

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

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

Guided tour of the “Picasso Metamorfosi” exhibition at Palazzo Reale

  • Art & Culture
Guided tour of the “Picasso Metamorfosi” exhibition at Palazzo Reale
1.51 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

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

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 discover Milan Highlights

  • Art & Culture
Private Tour discover Milan Highlights
1.59 km

Rooftop terraces of the Duomo Cathedral: priority access tour

  • Art & Culture
Rooftop terraces of the Duomo Cathedral: priority access tour
1.6 km

Navigli Canals of Milan: Guided Walking Tour

  • Art & Culture
Navigli Canals of Milan: Guided Walking Tour
1.64 km

Fashion and Food in Milan

  • Food & Wine
Fashion and Food in Milan
1.64 km

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
1.65 km

Best of Milan rickshaw experience

  • Art & Culture
Best of Milan rickshaw experience
1.66 km

Direct access to Milan Duomo Cathedral + Rooftop Guided Tour

  • Art & Culture
Direct access to Milan Duomo Cathedral + Rooftop Guided Tour
1.66 km

Milan Mix Aperitivo and Street Food Tour

  • Art & Culture
Milan Mix Aperitivo and Street Food Tour
1.68 km

Wine tasting in Milan

  • Food & Wine
Wine tasting in Milan
1.7 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

MEDAGLIE D'ORO APARTMENT

Milano
MEDAGLIE D'ORO APARTMENT
175 mt

MURATORI

Milano
MURATORI
178 mt

PORTA ROMANA APPARTAMENTI

Milano
PORTA ROMANA APPARTAMENTI
178 mt

LACHESSA

Milano
LACHESSA
184 mt

MAM SRL

Milano
MAM SRL
218 mt

QUIET AND BRIGHT IN PORTA ROMANA

Milano
QUIET AND BRIGHT IN PORTA ROMANA
226 mt

CREMA 12

Milano
CREMA 12
231 mt

URBAN RETREAT

Milano
URBAN RETREAT
233 mt

CASA AGNESI

Milano
CASA AGNESI
233 mt

BASECAMP

Milano
BASECAMP
234 mt

ALTAGUARDIA

Milano
ALTAGUARDIA
252 mt

GRAZIOSO BILOCALE PORTAROMANA

Milano
GRAZIOSO BILOCALE PORTAROMANA
272 mt

RESIDENZA PORTA ROMANA

Milano
RESIDENZA PORTA ROMANA
275 mt

LA CASA DI BIANCA

Milano
LA CASA DI BIANCA
277 mt

CASA VANNUCCI

Milano
CASA VANNUCCI
287 mt

PORTA ROMANA SUITE

Milano
PORTA ROMANA SUITE
291 mt