Porta Venezia is one of historical centers of Milan. A history of Porta Venezia gate dates back to 19th century. Many Milanese think that its history can be traced back to Middle Ages or even Roman times. The name "Porta Venezia" was officially given to the gate in 1862, in a hope that the county of Venice will join the Kingdom of Italy. Before, the gate was called "Porta Orientale".
Maybe you're tired from Italian food or daily routine and you want to add a Russian spark to your life, then these places are for you. 1. Shop "Kalinka" One of the largest Russian stores in Milan, where you can find buckwheat, vodka, and black caviar. A large selection of gifts, russian movies, and anything that can remind you of Russian spirit. The store is located at 40 Via Boscovish.
Central railway station in Milan - one of the most important transportation hubs in Italy and in Europe. Trains operate daily between Rome, Venice, Paris, Nice, Zurich, and other major cities. More than 300 thousand passengers transpass through this station on daily bases. Approximately 600 trains depart from 24 platforms, daily.
Monza - a city, better known in literary circles due to a story shared with the world by the brilliant Italian writer Alessandro Manzoni in his novel "The Betrothed". Also, this city is very popular among auto-motor sport fans. Here is located the Autodromo Nationale Monza - the legendary auto-motor track, for long considered the fastest in the world. Every year, the Italian Grand Prix of Formula 1 is held there.
The main gates to the city of Milan are located along the fortification of Porta Nuova that served as an extension to the fortification of Porta Venezia. The gates were built between 1810 and 1813 by the architect Giuseppe Dzanoyya, who, also, participated in the design of the Duomo facade. Construction around Porta Nuova gates was a stepping stone to the development of civil engineering around city fortifications and a start to active urbanization of Northern Milan.
Pirelli Tower is one of the earliest examples of modern Italian architecture. Italians affectionately call it "Il Pirellone" (The Big Pirelli). The skyscraper is 124 meters high, which made it the tallest building in Italy from 1958 to 1995. It was designed by the architect/designer Gio Ponti and realized by an engineer Pier Luigi Nervi.
If you exceeded your budget but want to keep up with a local way of life then give your wallet a 'rest'. On the first Sunday of every month, you have a unique opportunity to visit a number of selected museums for free. This is a great news for people who like to enrich culturally without any need to overspend. Keep in mind that only municipal museums are free.