The oldest public park in Milan
It is the oldest public park in Milan, inaugurated in 1786 at the behest of the Habsburg administration who resolved to reclaim a depressed area of Porta Venezia by entrusting the design to the architect Giuseppe Piermarini. The design, in the style of the "French garden" and in advance of the urban renewal that would soon invest the major European capitals, provided geometric flowerbeds, wide tree-lined avenues, areas equipped for leisure and gymnastic exercises, even a vast space dedicated to the "ball game".
Since then little or nothing has changed within the historic park, a 172,000 square meter jewel between the streets Manin, Palestro and Corso Venezia. In 2002 it was named after the journalist and essayist Indro Montanelli who loved to walk and spend his free time among these avenues.
In its footsteps you can jog in peace, pedal aimlessly or simply enjoy an aperitif on the shores of the pond, perhaps admiring trees of enormous size such as cypresses, centenary plantains or a beautiful metasequoia. You can not miss a visit to the Civic Museum of Natural History and the Ulrico Hoepli Planetarium, both housed in the perimeter of the park.