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Corso Venezia

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A street full of historic buildings

Corso Venezia is one of the most elegant streets in Milan and connects San Babila and Corso Buenos Aires, creating one of the sides of the Fashion Quadrilateral. The buildings that outline the street are mainly in neoclassical or Liberty style and tell the Milanese bourgeoisie that lives there.

In ancient times it was called Corso di Porta Orientale, from which the roads that connected Milan to Monza and Bergamo started. Today here are the Indro Montanelli Gardens, among the most beautiful green spaces in the city.

Among the most majestic palaces of the street stands Palazzo Serbelloni where Napoleon and Josephine Bonaparte and King Victor Emmanuel II stopped. At number 47 stands Palazzo Castiglioni in Liberty style. A little further on is Palazzo Bovara in neoclassical style. Here Stendhal stayed while visiting Milan.

There is also a Renaissance house, Ca' del Guardian, then Casa Fontana, so called because it was restored and decorated by Bramante or Bramantino on commission from Francesco Fontana. Palazzo Saporiti instead stands out for its neoclassical columns. At number 23 of the street lived the founder of Futurism, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, in an apartment decorated in Moorish style.

Corso Venezia

Corso Venezia, Milano MI, Italia

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