Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli, Milan

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Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli, formerly known as Giardini Pubblici and Giardini di Porta Venezia are a major and historic city park in Milan, Italy, located in the Porta Venezia district, north-east of the city center, in the Zone 1 administrative division. Established in 1784, they are the oldest city park in Milan. After their establishment, the Gardens have been repeatedly enlarged and enriched with notable buildings, most notably the Natural History Museum and the Planetarium .HistoryIn the second half of the 18th Century, the area of the Public Gardens was owned by the Dugnani family and was mostly cultivated land; a number of canals irrigated the area that were later closed. The area also included the buildings of two former monasteries (the San Dionigi and the Carcanine monasteries) which had ceased activity under Austrian rule. In 1780, Ferdinand, Duke of Breisgau, who was viceroy of Milan in 1771-1796, assigned architect Giuseppe Piermarini at the renewal of the area and the establishment of a city park. The works were completed between 1782 and 1786, and largely employed prisoners serving a life sentence as manpower.Piermarini's design was largely influenced by French formal gardens, with geometric flower beds and large tree-lined pathways arranged in such a way to create pleasant perspective effects. At the north-eastern corner, an area was dedicated to the game of soccer.
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  • August 3, 2017
    Within walking distance of the hustle and bustle of shopping, also you can actually to the from Corso Buenos Aires, where its situated the Planetarium, fast foods, sources with very fresh drinking water, large streams with animal and plant life, sources where even dogs bathe, deserves the penalty and much to make a stop in a day and about tod if visiting the city to foot.
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  • July 27, 2017
    Stop you with the children to take the shadow where to play on the playgrounds. Quiet and relaxing away from the bustle of the city.
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  • July 24, 2017
    Large gardens in the historic center of Milan, held really well. Several benches (which perhaps need a painted) various services and events throughout the year.
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  • Very nice park in the center of Milan. I walked through this park a bit and relaxed by getting out of the sun and sitting on the benches. The park seemed well maintained and had several structures and statues.
  • I used to cross this park to the Duomo during my visit in Milan on March 2017. Day and Night also have people sitting on the park chair under the cold winter wind. They really know how to enjoy the cold ! I always asked them for direction because the park is open, no fence so easy to lost your way. They're very helpful to guide you even they can't speak your tongue. There is a corner for the dog where owner will train there dog there or a gathering place for dog. The park have limestone cave and stream where you can find water duck and color plant even at winder. Is a good resting place after shopping or sigh seeing at Duomo.
  • Lovely park close to central Milan. Good play area for children. Nice place for a picnic or an ice cream - there are two eateries in the park that I know of.
  • Wonderful garden and park next to the centre. Lots of runners around and an area for kids to play.
  • went here to visit the museum and on Liberation day saw the March, smelt plenty of wacky tabacky. The garden is a great place to just hang out, go for a run or take the kids to explore.

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