On the original Roman road that led to Pavia from Milan, what you see of Porta Ticinese today is only a part of the ... More
On the original Roman road that led to Pavia from Milan, what you see of Porta Ticinese today is only a part of the Neo-Classical design that was submitted by Luigi Cagnola. His ideas included bastions - since dismantled - and the square in the direction of the village of San Gottardo between vast buildings that were to house the local market and receiving office. These buildings were to lie on either side of the gateway and symmetrical to the road, thereby redefining the entire area. The project was begun in 1801 to celebrate the victory of Napoleon at the battle of Marengo in 1800 and the arrival of the French troops from that direction, but construction was halted in 1814 after only the gate and the two toll-gates at the sides had been finished. The building is made from pink granite from Baveno (today blackened by smog and grime) in Vitruvian Doric style. The massive pillars and columns crowned by the large tympanum is one of the most representative Milanese works of Neo-Classical architecture.
When the huge fruit and vegetable market between Via Cadore and Corso XXII Marzo was demolished and turned into a
park after WW2, the building known as Palazzina Liberty was left untouched. Designed by Migliorini in 1908 and completed ...
This stands on the site of the former 'Foppone' church, it was a large Milan cemetery, demolished in 1881, which
was the burial place of those who died in the great plagues of 1576 and 1630. It is now ...
Built by Emperor Maximian in the 4th c. AD when Milan was the capital of the Roman empire in the
West, the imperial palace occupied a huge area between what are now Via Meravigli and Via Torino. The only ...