Gardens in Milan

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Gardens in Milan

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  • tslimmo4mp
    Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stumble into it. Found it very interesting and a beautiful place. The vines are beautifully kept, the place is oozing history.
    Written March 6, 2024
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  • tinylass
    Sheffield, UK5,794 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Only a short walk from the Duomo and you will find this lovely park with plenty of space to wander around, have a drink in a cafe or bar and people watch. Lovely to relax a bit in the sun after being in the busy centre.
    Written April 29, 2024
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  • Brun066
    Florence, Italy13,036 contributions
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    My first experience of these gardens dates back to the 1950s, when my family moved from Bologna to Milan. In my memories as a child, a feature that no longer exists remains most impressed: the zoo, located in the north-west corner of the park; a magical place for me, but really too small to ensure animal welfare (and in fact it was definitively closed in 1992). But I remember other salient features very well, such as the scenography of artificial rocks on the north side (towards the Bastions of Porta Venezia) and internal waterways and lakes, with a slow and placid stream, and bordered by huge trees. Of course also the Natural History Museum and the Planetarium; but these are attractions apart.
    The position of the garden may seem central today (and it is); but consider that the "Ramparts of Porta Venezia" (on which today a car avenue runs), with which the gardens border to the north, were occupied precisely by the ramparts, so-called "Spanish", because they were built by the viceroy of Spain (ruler of Milan at the time) in the mid-16th century. So the gardens, when they were established (from what I read, in 1784, the time of Austrian domination over the city) were very much on the outskirts.
    The architect who designed the gardens was Giuseppe Piermarini, representative of neoclassical art in Italy, known above all for having built the Teatro alla Scala. Instead, the arrangement with false rocks, streams and lakes, referring to the experience of the English "landscape gardens", dates back to 1881, the year in which a memorable exhibition took place, the Italian National Exhibition, occupying part of the garden, which consecrated the role of Milan as the economic capital of Italy.
    Overall, the gardens are now a remarkable green lung of the city of Milan, all the more precious because it is central in the city today.
    Written January 13, 2024
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  • mel26092016
    London, UK34 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This garden was lovely. The herbs and plants were abundant and lush. It gave you a sense of peace away from a very busy city. Unfortunately my husband and I both got bitten here so just beware. Would be nicer if more seating areas but a lovely place.
    Written May 25, 2024
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  • AMohsen
    Port Said, Egypt489 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    This spot is suitable for shopping as it contains some outlets and it is nicely decorated by this fountain.
    Written January 11, 2021
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  • Five_Aces_Tx
    Dallas, TX1,109 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stopped by here while on a cruise ship excursion to Milan. It's quite peaceful in this area with places to sit and relax. No dogs allowed.
    Written September 8, 2018
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  • Alessandro F
    Milan, Italy31,808 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    You can’t call ten plants and eight benches garden of a Royal Palace, it’s ridiculous.
    Then add the fact that two benches are occupied by the homeless and there are no flowers you realize that the name garden is wrong, at most you can call it a small terrace
    Written September 10, 2019
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