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Porta Venezia, Milan

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Porta Venezia is one of the historical gates of the city of Milan, Italy. In its present form, the gate dates back to the 19th century; nevertheless, its origins can traced back to the Medieval and even the Roman walls of the city.The name Porta Venezia is commonly used to refer both to the gate proper and to the surrounding district, part of the Zone 3 of Milan.NamingThe name "Porta Venezia" was formally given in 1862, possibly in the hope that Venice would soon join Milan in the newly born Kingdom of Italy. Previously, the gate was mostly called "Porta Orientale", with "Porta Renza" being another widely used name. This latter name has been consistently in use through the centuries; for example, it is referred to in Francesco Guicciardini's History of Italy, dating back to the mid-16th century, as well as in Giovanni Verga's works of the late 19th century, and is still remembered by the Milanese population today. Stendhal, who lived in Milan, uses a variation Porta Rense.The origin and meaning of former names of Porta Venezia are disputed. While "Porta Orientale" has an obvious meaning in Italian, this is partially inconsistent, as the gate faces north-east rather than east; Porta Vittoria would in fact be the truly "eastern" gate of Milan. Furthermore, it has to be noted that Milanese gates are not, in general, named after cardinal directions, but rather after the places they lead to. As a consequence, some scholars argue that "Porta Orientale" might actually be a corruption of "Porta Renza", rather than the other way round, as some have suggested.
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  • The neo-classical style eastern twin gates were rebuilt in 1828 to serve as customs offices and are located at the northeast end of central Milan. The original gates were part of the Roman walls and i...  more »
  • Definitely an area to visit if you are looking for shopping, food and drinks. But not much as sights as this is hardcore downtown Milan without frills.  more »
  • shopping is ideal here, you have streets full of shops. eat at a small restaurant near the tube exit and a newstand...daily specials for 4,50€...great rizzotto!Ask for Canolis for dessert! To die for....  more »
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  • this area is famous for shopping , having many international outlets for fashion accessories, try to walk through this street to find the shops.
  • I like this place & Corso Buenos Aires & the gardens around
  • Not the most beautiful but the most well keeped gate of the Milan's antique city. Good view from the roof.
  • Beautiful historic landmark, lots of bars and shops nearby.
  • One of the best and most important historic doors of the ancient city of Milan.