Porta Romana is a business-friendly neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants and bars. The neighborhood has many charming qualities, its college atmosphere among the more noteworthy. Take in the natural beauty of the gardens and parks—or broaden your horizons with some local theater. A stay at one of Porta Romana's hotels makes it easy to venture out into the greater Milan area.
Sightseeing around Porta Romana
The area's storied past is told through the monuments and historic sites, while local museums and theaters add a sense of refinement. Study the collections at Museo Diocesano, Fondazione Prada, or Palazzo Reale. Attractions like Museum of the Twentieth Century, Museo Teatrale alla Scala, and Piccolo Teatro Grassi highlight the local culture. Monuments like Torre Velasca, Basilica di S. Eustorgio, and Porta Ticinese are well regarded. Swing by Palazzo Sormani Andreani, Milan Baptistery, and Cathedral of Milan to learn about local history. Take a tour of campus around Bocconi University, University of Milan, or Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory. Terme Milano, Acquario Civico, and Piscina Romano Ponzio are family favorites.
Popular activities in the area include shopping, swimming, and being pampered at a spa. You can spend a leisurely afternoon outside at Parco delle Basiliche, Parco Marinai d'Italia, or Orto Botanico di Brera. Surround yourself with nature at Borromeo Park. For retail therapy, consider Coin Mall, La Rinascente, and Armani Megastore, and seek out the perfect souvenir. If you've got some more time, you won't be disappointed by Arena Civica, Corso Como, and Piazza Portello.
A few of the area's most popular attractions are Piazza del Duomo, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. Church of Sant'Antonio Abate, Basilica of Sant'Eustorgio, and Palace of Justice are other must-sees.
Getting around Porta Romana
Looking for a quick way to explore more of the city? Catch a ride on metro transit at Porta Romana Station and Lodi TIBB Station.
At 4.1 miles (6.5 km), Milan (LIN-Linate) is the closest major airport to Porta Romana. You can also fly in and out of Milan (MXP-Malpensa Intl.), which is located 26.5 miles (42.6 km) away.