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Arco della Pace

Address: Piazza Sempione, Milan, Italy
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Ranked #55 of 371 Attractions in Milan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
Owner description: In 1801 Napoleon ordered the demolition of the fortifications for Milan's Castello Sforzesco. This...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
Owner description: In 1801 Napoleon ordered the demolition of the fortifications for Milan's Castello Sforzesco. This left a large space for the piazza Sempione, now a suitable site for a monumental construction to serve as a triumphal entrance to the city. Begun in 1807 in honour of Napoleon, the arch was not finished until 1838 for the occasion of the coronation of Ferdinando I as King of Lombardy-Venetia. The work of neoclassical architect Luigi Cagnola, inspired by Settimo Severo's arch in Rome, the structure features three colossal Corinthian columns with an arch made of granite from Baveno and adorned with marble from Crevola di Ossola. It is surmounted by the famous 'sestiga della pace' -- the work of Abbondio Sangiorio -- and by four statues of victorious men on horseback.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We walked through the park and found this monument at the end. Not much to say its the same as every other Arc I've been to. There's nothing around it, but makes a nice picture.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is a beautiful monument set at the end of an amazing park. Make sure you leave a good amount of time to stroll through the park. It's a special place. Even recommend taking a picnic and spending a few hours to enjoy the scenery. Plenty of park benches around. Would certainly recommend!!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The arch of peace appeared in the distance as we walked around the parkland from the Castello Sforzesco, so we made our way to see this monument. It was worth the walk as it stands almost majestically on its own.

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Buenos Aires
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Situated right behind Castello Sforzesco, yuo have to walk through Piazza Sempione to reach the Arc.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This place is an overrated touristic spot. The place is great to see, but after 5 minutes you will have enough of this. I would only suggest to see it if you visit the castle not far away from it first. This is not as great as the Triumph Arch in Paris and it looks like a small copy.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is one of Milan's most famous monuments ... normally, tourists would only look at the Arch from the Castle side ... like in the background ... no ... you should walk all the way down the park until you reach the Arch itself ... then, you will start discovering the real Milano where the Milanese stroll and enjoy their... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Just go see it no more , it' s not far from castello sforzesco so usually plan it while you visit the castle

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Maldives
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

It seems like a copy of the Arc de Triumph in Paris but is still worth a visit. The arch in itself is pretty with a huge ground in front and attached to a big park.

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robinsville, nj
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Situated in Piazza Sempione, at the other end of the Park when coming from Sforza palace, it is remarkably quiet and serene. My husband was a bit disappointed by its size, as it seemed to be growing smaller the closer we got to it (the steps in Piazza Sempione go down toward the Arco)

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Hertfordshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Well worth the walk from the castle, through Sempione park and finish here, great place to sit and people watch

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