The Milan Aristrocracy

Theme: Art, Landmarks, Walking, History, Architecture, Culture/Tradition

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  • Piazzale Oberdan

  • 1

    Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Milan, Italie

  • 2

    Piazza del Duomo, Milan, Italie

  • piazza Scala o piazza Duomo

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By walk.

The route runs through a sector of the city marked by the presence of the aristocratic town, with its rites and its exquisite costumes.

It starts from Oberdan Square, the ancient East Gate, then Porta Venezia Theater. During the Habsburg rule, the solemn character of the inputs came from Vienna. More recently, it is home to places devoted to wellness and pleasure as the "Bagni di Diana." Examining the historical and allegorical sculptures of tollgates daziari, we will take a look at the Corso Venezia with elegant buildings. You can push up the hotel Diana and, if weather permits, admire the Art-Nouveau structures.

In Viale Vittorio Veneto, you will reach the stairs leading to the summit of the ramparts of Porta Venezia, the only surviving stretch of the Spanish walls that can still give you an idea of ​​their 18th century layout, formed by a high tree-lined ring road where in the strolling elegant.

From here, you will enter the Public Gardens, the first city to have such a target. It observes the double Italian and English structure that leads to the Villa Reale in Via Palestro. After a short ride in the park, you will see the main facade. Then, we will leave for Boschetti (Via Marina) and come in via the Senate, where the canal (now buried) stopped the work cloths to "wear tailcoat" and adapt to the decoration of palaces.

Passing the baroque facades of State Archive (formerly Swiss College) and St. Nicholas Church. Peter Celestine, you will cross in Via Verri correspondence and enter the Fashion: Via della Spiga, Via S. Spirit, V. Borgospesso, Via Montenapoleone, Via Bigli. Streets where even today luxury and elegance make the law, but that since the '700 were inhabited by the best aristocracy in palaces, but rarely report outside the inner glitz. An exception is Belgioioso palace in the homonymous square, which also raises the pseudo-Renaissance house of Manzoni.

Due to Omenoni (gigantic statues that adorn the house of the sculptor Leone Leoni) is reached in view of what was once the site preferred by the meeting: the La Scala Opera House. But before you get there, you can go from the square s. Fedele, where is a original façade of Palazzo Marino (other exception to the sobriety of the Milanese residences) and visit the Jesuit church next to the late-16th century decorations presents contemporary contributions of artists such as Fontana, Kounellis, Paladino.

The tour will end in Piazza della Scala or be prolonged in the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery, the "living room," where the aristocracy was not in contact with too many lower class problems.


  • Art
  • Landmarks
  • Walking
  • History
  • Architecture
  • Culture/Tradition


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Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Language: Italiano
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Maximum number of participants: 8

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