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Porta Romana

There’s no better place to enjoy the iconic Milanese shopping experience than in this sumptuous district, long frequented by the rich, famous and fashionable.

Beautiful, chic and fun are all words that can apply to both the Porta Romana district of Milan and the people who come here. Enjoy the area’s boutiques, restaurants and art or simply sit on a terrace and watch as Milan’s best-dressed stroll up and down the street.

Look away from the clothes and handbags to glance up at the decadent buildings from the 1800s and 1900s that house offices and residences for Milanese elites. Appreciate the more modern architecture of the Fondazione Prada, whose revolving art shows compete with its gold-plated Rem Koolhaas exterior. See contemporary art at the Fabbrica Orobia, an innovative gallery inside a former factory. Attend cutting-edge theater at the Teatro Franco Parenti, known for innovative shows.

The district’s history shines through the Porta Romana, a 16th-century gate on the site of the main imperial entrance historically leading to Ancient Rome. Nearby, the Monument to the Fallen statue commemorates Milanese losses during World War I. Browse for books at the concept bookstore, bar and design shop Open or tour the campus of Bocconi University.

On a hot day, cool off in the Bagni Misteriosi, a public swimming pool with a very Italian statue in the middle. For a more luxurious experience, end the day at QC Termemilano, a thermal pool and spa. Enjoy your Italian vacation with a poolside glass of champagne while looking up at the illuminated arches of Milan’s monumental architecture.

The largely pedestrian Porta Romana is in Milan’s center, well served by tram, bus and subways. Reach it in 20 minutes by bus from the central train station or in 10 minutes from the Milan Cathedral. Parking can be extremely difficult to find, so walk or take public transportation to the area.

On your travels, watch for the vermilion red of Porta Romana’s crest, marking it as one of the historic districts, or “rioni,” of Milan.


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Grand Visconti Palace
Grand Visconti Palace
4 out of 5
Viale Isonzo 14, Milan, MI
The price is £99 per night from 23 Apr to 24 Apr
Located in Porta Romana, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Terme Milano, Bocconi University and University of Milan. Piazza del Duomo and Cathedral of Milan ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (981 reviews)
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"Classic Italian hotel. Very comfortable."

Reviewed on 31 Jan 2020

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Hightown Hotel
Hightown Hotel
Viale Toscana 12, Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano
The price is £37 per night from 19 Apr to 20 Apr
Located in Porta Romana, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Fondazione Prada, Bocconi University and University of Milan. Piazza del Duomo and Cathedral ...
Hightown Hotel
Comfortable and charming studio in Porta Romana
Comfortable and charming studio in Porta Romana
29 Viale Umbria, Milan, Lombardy
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Located in Porta Romana, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Terme Milano and Bocconi University. Piazza del Duomo and Cathedral of Milan are also ...
Comfortable and charming studio in Porta Romana
New Flat Fully Furnished in P.ta Romana
New Flat Fully Furnished in P.ta Romana
1 Via S. Gerolamo Emiliani, Milan, Lombardy
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Located in Porta Romana, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Terme Milano, Bocconi University and University of Milan. Piazza del Duomo and Cathedral ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Well situated for access to sights, restaurants, and public transportation.
"We enjoyed our stay here, including all the comforts of home. Would definitely stay here again upon return to Milan. Public transit, restaurants, and grocery store nearby."

Reviewed on 11 Nov 2018

New Flat Fully Furnished in P.ta Romana
Newtown Hotel - Hostel
Newtown Hotel - Hostel
Viale Toscana 14, Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano
The price is £38 per night from 23 Apr to 24 Apr
Located in Porta Romana, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Fondazione Prada, Bocconi University and University of Milan. Piazza del Duomo and Cathedral ...
3.6/5Good! (7 reviews)
Terrible Services
"We were two friends, we book there separately for the shared dormitory room. When we reach there the receptionist denied to give us space in the same room saying you booked separately so i can’t do any thing for you as its all full. So they put us there in two different shared dormitory rooms."

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2020

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Un posto a Milano
Un posto a Milano
Via privata Cuccagna, 4, Milan
The price is £52 per night from 19 Apr to 20 Apr
Located in Porta Romana, this guesthouse is within 2 mi (3 km) of Piazza del Duomo, Cathedral of Milan and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Teatro alla Scala and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (15 reviews)
"Converted farmhouse into guesthouse combined with restaurant that offers unique accommodation experience. Would definitely go back."

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2019

Un posto a Milano
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