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.Plan your Porta Venezia visit and explore what else you can see and do in Milan using our Milan trip itinerary planner.
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Snodo importante e nevralgico della città, situata lungo le mura spagnole (i "bastioni") Porta Venezia - un tempo Porta Orientale - è un'area vasta e trafficata su cui dominano i due caselli realizzat... read more »Crucial and of the city, located along the Spanish walls ("ramparts") Porta Venezia-East Gate-is an area dominated by the two large and busy caselli made by Rodolfo Vantini in 1827-28, impressive and aesthetically pleasing, the boundary line between the aristocratic Corso Venezia and the hectic, long undisputed Corso Buenos Aires shopping destination.show original
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Hay comienza una avenida de negocios y restaurantes es una zona muy linda para caminar de día y de noche.There begins an avenue of shops and restaurants is a very nice area to walk day and night.show original
Amzing place, with plenty if shops along orso Buenos Aires, the nearby park is perfect fot a walk or to relax. Good connection with the metro and undergroung train line. Overall a really beutiful neighbourhood!
Impressive town gate.
Fernando De Araujo / FDA
Is a prominent city gate building on the busy Corso Venezia. Course it's not the most spectacular building in Milan, nevertheless has its place in architectural style. I start my journey day from Porta Venezia. Walked to piazza San Babila, enjoyed Corso Venezia and then arrived close to the "Quadrilatero" for some great shopping. So it's close to a good shopping area named Corso Buenos Aires.
Great place to be, especially when one heads towards San Babila and leaves c.so Buenos Aires behind their back.
Ciro Francesco Raspanti
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