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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 current Porta Venezia, which opens in the ramparts, insists on the same road (corso Venezia) on which were built above the homonymous Roman doors (on the Roman walls) and ages (the medieval walls). Maintained so very attentive
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  • The port is now a focal point for city traffic, but has a great history behind it, I find it a place to compare the past to today.
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  • A district who found dignity in recent years. Inhabited by ancient families of Milan until the years ' 70, lived a difficult moment in the years ' 90 with a bit of decay that had rendered complicated life in those parts. Now, as happens in many parts of the city. There has been a revival that made "passeggiabile". There are some goodies that many citizens do not know, like art nouveau houses via Malpighi. It is very high in recent years, the quality of the premises, which now have adapted to the standards of the center of Milan. Piazza Oberdan, then is the real Porta Venezia, has found an aspect that can be admired and who returned to be a nice business card for entry into the city from outside.
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  • 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.
  • I don't understand why people find this even interesting enough to rate.
  • 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!