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Arco della Pace

Arco della Pace

Arco della Pace stands in the middle of the Sempione Park . It has been adapted to various historical functions through the years. It was begun by Luigi Cagnola in 1807 to celebrate the victories of Napoleon. It was officially unveiled by the Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria the 10th September 1838. The most spectacular part of the richly decorated arch, which is 25 metres high, is the bronze chariot with six horses, by Abbondio Sangiorgio.

Milano Cathedral

Duomo

The Duomo is the world’s fourth-largest church. The late-Gothic wonder features a forest of spires and statuary, marble pinnacles and pillars, all woven together with a web of flying buttresses. Above the altar is a nail that is said to have come from Jesus Christ’s cross.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele

This is the “Galleria” par excellence, the “salon of Milan “. It was designed by architect Giuseppe Mengoni and built between 1865 and 1877.

Loggia dei Mercanti

Loggia dei Mercanti

Loggia dei Mercanti (Merchants’lodge) between Piazza Duomo and Cordusio is the last surviving part of Medieval Milan.

Castello Sforzesco

Castello Sforzesco

Originally a military fortress, Castello Sforzesco was completely remodeled by the more comfort-minded Francesco Sforza. The new and improved defenses were designed by Leonardo da Vinci.

Brera

Brera

Brera is considered the “artistic” area of Milan and clusters around the Academia di Brera.

Sant’Ambrogio Church

Sant'Ambrogio

Construction of the basilica began in 379 and in 387 it was consecrated by S. Ambrogio, saint patron of Milan.

Navigli Area

Navigli Area

The history of Milan is closely connected with the system of canals that pass through the whole city. The area characterized by the Navigli is certainly one of the most picturesque of Milan.

Colonne di San Lorenzo

San Lorenzo

Colonne di San Lorenzo is an ancient Roman relic in Milan, located in front of San Lorenzo Church near the medieval Porta Ticinese. They represent one of the few surviving relics of the imperial Milan.