Archi di Porta Nuova
Archi di Porta Nuova
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The Porta Nuova gate in the 12th-century walls of Milan was reinforced and embellished by Azzone Visconti (1330-39), and consists of two arches flanked by towers. Partially destroyed and incorporated into other buildings in the 15th century, it was restored in 1861 with further restoration in 1931.
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The area
Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
How to get there
  • Turati • 4 min walk
  • Montenapoleone • 6 min walk
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Peter H
Fredericksburg, VA784 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
I think this Arch was one of the gates of the Middle Ages wall that surrounded the city. It’s a very prominent site and follows the same architecture as the early Roman Arches. I would encourage anyone visiting Milan to check it out.
Written 26 May 2022
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Cymro
Coimbra, Portugal3,355 contributions
Nov 2019
One of 2 surviving medieval gates into the city, Archi di Porta Nuova is the least attractive and has none of the splendour of the others. If you are walking to the centre from the direction of Giardini Pubblici_Indro_Montanelli, you will come across it if you walk down Via Alessandro Manzoni.
Written 29 January 2020
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy25,874 contributions
Jan 2020
This beatiful medieval Door was on the border of the circle of canals from 12th century until 1929 when the canal was covered.
The Door risk being demolished last century, fortunately for the opposition of the intellectuals of that period, he did not suffer the tragic end of countless works of art cancelled by the ignorance of politicians.
Written 25 January 2020
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johnhp702
Derby, UK18,016 contributions
Jan 2020
There are only two arches remaining of the medieval walls from when Frederick I Barbarossa's siege of Milan occurred and this is one of them, it is now a busy roadway.
Written 14 January 2020
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,213 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
Part of the medieval defence system, this, rather small, gate is quite an interesting find. Near the famous Golden Square and worth checking out.
Written 15 December 2019
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differentname
Woodbridge, CT2,597 contributions
Sep 2019
For all this city has to offer, old and new, I found this insignificant, not well thought out or restored.

It just 'did not float my boat'
Written 26 October 2019
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,389 contributions
Jun 2019
With a Milan Hop on Hop off Bus Tour, we rode through this gate, and because it looked so different than anything else, I took a photo of it. Later on, I learned that this is one of the remaining two medieval gates of the city.
We were able to see the ancient Roman stele on the facade of Porta Nuova, but unfortunately missed the marble shrine of the Madonna and Child with Saints since it is on the external facade, overlooking Piazza Cavour. We planned to walk back, but there were much more things to see, and our time was limited.
Written 30 August 2019
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PrestonGuild
United Kingdom54,780 contributions
Oct 2018
These gates are part of the medieval walls of Milan. There are several of these gates in the city.

The gates look rather incongruous surrounded by modern buildings, buses and trams.

Yet it does have a charm seeing this old part of Milan.
Written 20 August 2019
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bruceincharlotte
Charlotte, NC31 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
Literally the "New Gate," Porta Nuova is actually quite ancient. Originally built in the 12th century after the Barbarossa destruction of 1162, it was restored in the 19th century with the addition of the two lateral passages. It is part of when the city walls were reinforced and embellished by Azzone Visconti (1330-39).

Slightly anachronistic to see a modern sports car revving its engine as it passed through the gate.
Written 24 March 2019
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,213 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
One of many city gates, this one being one of the oldest and is quite remarkable and outstanding site.
Written 15 January 2019
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