Isola - Porta Venezia

Discover Isola and Porta Venezia District

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In this article, we will talk about the neighborhoods of Porta Venezia and Isola.

Bosco Verticale

The Bosco Verticale is a complex of two residential buildings located in the center of Milan, in the Isola district.

The Bosco Verticale has won numerous competitions: the International Highrise Award, which was awarded in 2014, and in 2015 the Bosco Verticale won the prize for “the most beautiful and innovative skyscraper in the world”.

Bosco Verticale | Rooms in Isola
A picture of Bosco Verticale in Isola.

Distant 2.5 km from Piazza del Duomo, in addition to the proximity to the center of Milan, the two towers are very well connected to the various means of transport.

In fact, the Bosco Verticale is served by the subway stations of Isola, Gioia, Zara, Garibaldi FS and Repubblica, the last two of which also have the railway station (Repubblica and Porta Garibaldi underground).

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Porta Garibaldi

Porta Garibaldi | Rooms in Isola
A picture of Porta Garibaldi in Milan, with its famous Unicredit tower.

Porta Garibaldi is an elegant area with luxury bars, fashion shops, and clubs frequented by the rich and famous people of Milan.

Piazza 25 Aprile is home to gourmet food Eataly Milan, while the surrounding streets host boutiques, chic hotels, restaurants serving international cuisine and the famous department store 10 Corso Como.

The Milan Porta Garibaldi station is one of Milan’s most famous train stations.

In it it is possible to interchange between: numerous international, national (including high-speed) and regional railway lines, a line to Malpensa airport, 9 suburban railway lines, 2 subway lines (M2 and M5), 5 surface lines (10, 33, NM2, N25, and N26), buses to the airports of Malpensa, Linate and Orio al Serio.

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Cimitero Monumentale

Cimitero Monumentale in Milan | Rooms in Isola
A view of the entrance of Cimitero Monumentale in Milan.

The Monumental Cemetery of Milan, familiarly called the “Monumentale”, is the great city cemetery in the center of Milan.

At the Monumental Cemetery, there is the tomb of Alessandro Manzoni, a very famous Italian writer, author of the Italian masterpiece “The Betrothed”.

Stazione Centrale

Milan Central Station | Rooms in Centrale
A glance at the inside of the Central Station in Milan.

Milano Centrale Station is the main railway station of the city, the second in Italy for passenger flow after Roma Termini, and one of the principal railway stations in Europe.

It was inaugurated in 1931 to replace the old central station that was in the current Piazza Della Repubblica.

The Centrale district is full of hotels and ethnic restaurants around the station.

The secondary roads connect with Corso Buenos Aires, an important shopping street.

Porta Venezia

Entrance of Porta Venezia | Rooms in Porta Venezia
The Gates of Porta Venezia in Milan.

Milan Porta Venezia enjoys a central location and is a well-connected neighborhood with the rest of the city. In fact, in addition to the many bus and tram lines, there are the train station of Milan Porta Venezia and two subway stations, Porta Venezia and Palestro, both located on the line M1.

The Indro Montanelli Gardens are the green part of the Porta Venezia district in Milan and are the ideal place to spend moments of full relaxation. There are also many attractions for children.

The Civico Planetario is the largest planetarium in Italy. In addition to projecting and representing the image and movements of the stars, it has a library and regularly carries out educational activities concerning astronomy and science.

Museo Civico di Storia Naturale – Civic Museum of Natural History

Museo Civico di Storia Naturale in Milan | rooms in Porta Venezia
Museo Civico di Storia Naturale in Milan .

It is one of the most important nature museums in Europe. It has three million pieces, contains a hundred or so splendid Italian dioramas and sections dedicated to botany, zoology, paleontology, entomology, and mineralogy.

Villa Reale

It contains works by the most prestigious national and international artists of the past like as Picasso, Manet, Canova, Van Gogh, Cézanne and Matisse.

Very beautiful also, the nearby gardens with their lush flora and pond make it a place of timeless beauty.

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