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Porta Ticinese

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Address: Piazza XXIV Maggio, 20123 Milan, Italy
Phone Number: +39 02 8845 5555
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A Must in Milano!

You cannot say that You have been in Milan if You have missed this part of town! Not only because the "Movida" but because only here You have the perception of the "old" Milano... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Alberto C
Milan, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You cannot say that You have been in Milan if You have missed this part of town! Not only because the "Movida" but because only here You have the perception of the "old" Milano with the channels, the typical "Ringhiera" homes and a huge variety of pubs and restaurants

Thank Alberto C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The area; canals, bars and markets is very nice. The gate itself is not that special, but a nice monument, the old gate to the city I think.

Thank Simon W
Kazanlak, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing market around the canal. Loved the small restaurants and had the best pasta ever. You can buy a lot of home made stuff

Thank Pollinda
Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

This is gate to Navigli and Corso di Porta Ticinese, all key areas downtown Milan. The Arch itseld is nothing special however.

Thank SerGioDubai
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Great monument to the early port to Milan. I never new Milan was served by waterways in early days! Very close to the "port of Milan.

Thank Niel G
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

The gate itself isn't all that interesting, but a stroll down Corso di Porta Ticinese is a nice way to spend an hour or two. It's a funky little street with boutiques of locally made clothes, artisanal panettone, vintage jewelry, etc. Some very interesting shops.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

We walked a bit around porta ticinese while waiting for connection trams. Nice atmosphere and shops. But Not a must have in milan

1 Thank MFer71
Tortona, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

Not far from the Porta Genova station, this so called Porta Ticinese is a meeting point from where many roads meet each other and form one of the most beautiful and lively city place, thanks to the presence of canals ''Navigli''. The emblem of this is the Gateway being placed in the center of Piazza XXIV Maggio.

Thank Magellano81
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

I was hanging out in this neighbourhood with a friend of mine for a while. At night it becomes a spot for lovers to date. There are few bars in the surrounding.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

We were headed to the docks where ships navigate the canals. It is considered a 'Must See' area of Milan. We were delighted by the diversity - boutiques, Basilica, cafes, and then the Ticinese Gate at the May 24 Square. Life throbs here and it is also good to take time out to watch the people going by.

Thank Mypace

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The Navigli is part of historic Milan. In the ancient days, the entire city was linked with canals, similar to Venice. Today, most of the canals are gone, but the Navigli remains a canal-based neighborhood. There are two major canals: Naviglio Pavese and Naviglio Grande. The Naviglio Grande's bridges greet visitors at dusk with an amazing view. The Navigli district specializes in clubs, cafes, and vintage shops. Lifestyle reigns supreme here. You can start the walk from the Colonne di San Lorenzo, an antique colonnade in front of the Basilica di San Lorenzo. During the daytime, this place acts as a meeting point for artists and students reading books or chatting with friends; the nights turn it into a stepping-stone for club hoppers. Science lovers will also relish the opportunity to visit the Science and Technology National Museum Leonardo Da Vinci, showcasing inventions of the Italian genius.
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