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Giardini di Villa Reale

#102 of 799 things to do in Milan
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Address: Via Palestro, Milan, Italy

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As far as parks go, this one is quite nice

I enjoyed my time in this park quite a lot since it was a sunny, warm day of October. The place is ideal for a quick picnic, reading or taking photos of Villa Reale or the ducks... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2017
Mihaela N
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

I enjoyed my time in this park quite a lot since it was a sunny, warm day of October. The place is ideal for a quick picnic, reading or taking photos of Villa Reale or the ducks as the wide lawn look very pretty. I've also noticed that events are held here like festivals, concerts or kids activities.

Thank Mihaela N
Kelowna, Canada
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is a relatively small park but a delight, especially on a hot summer day. There are plenty of benches in the shade beside a little lake and stream. Young children play a pick up game of soccer on the open lawn. But it is much less busy than the Public Gardens nearby.

1 Thank Terry L
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

Excellent Collection Of Mostly Late 19th And Early 20th Century Masters. Mostly Italian Painters, But Approximately Ten Per Cent Are Foreign Masters (Cezanne, Picasso, Etc.) Non-Flash Photography Is Allowed Throughout The Museum.

Thank Howard E
Makati, Philippines
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Reviewed 25 September 2014

Having studied in Switzerland, near the Italian Border, gave me many opportunities to visit Milan. This park was often a favorite respite from my studies and as well as the occasional shopping spree of cosmopolitan Mila. There are lovely cafes that you can take out a panini and have eat at the park.

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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Nice park, but nothing special compared to other parks I've seen elsewhere. The maintenance of this place is just sufficient. It's worth a visit, but don't expect nothing you'll be amazed by. Take a walk there if you are in San babila/Corso Venezia area.

Thank Carlo_Milan_Italy
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

This place was just wonderful to walk around. It has some work being done so it limits were you are going and looks run down, but overall - look past this and it is a lovely garden to enjoy and even participate in events

1 Thank M C
Bradford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

Lovely park in centre of Milam with pond, ducks and terrapins. Had a lovely lunch in the cafe which was much cheaper than main street.Take an empty bottle as you can fill up at the outside water dispenser near the entrance,next to the museum.

3 Thank julie t
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Reviewed 10 August 2012 via mobile

The garden is really tranquil, gorgeous and virtually empty. The reason is it is restricted to children under 12 "and their tutors" which reveals the antiquated origins of this restriction. We read the sign at the gate but dismissed it as a bad English translation that was trying to say "children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult". The... More 

Thank Clinton C
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 May 2012

A great park surrounding a sumptuous Villa which has great interiors and hosts the Museum of the 1800's

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Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

My favourite part of Milan as after Rome, Piza, Florence I had city fatigue and needed to spend some time not looking at buildings! A lovely welcome break particularly on a sunny day.

Thank Sarah G

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