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".
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.
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.
Arco della Pace is located in the heart of Milan near Parco Sempione, opposite to the Sforzesco Castle. Construction of the Arco della Pace began in 1807 by Napoleon, after he became the first President of the Italian Republic. In this arch he tried to showcase the greatness of his victories, when he triumphantly entered the city. Architect, who realize the dream of the king, is Luigi Kanola.