Milan,  Italy - July 15, 2020: generally crowded with tourists and office men on their lunch break is very peaceful and quiet desert

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Porta Garibaldi & Isola

Against a backdrop of shimmering skyscrapers and the Bosco Verticale, this modern urban park bustles with activity. Sprawling lawns, a rich variety of plant life and an unusual design of irregularly shaped fields and circular ‘forests’ create atmospheric spaces for both play and contemplation. Additionally, its many bicycle and pedestrian paths seamlessly connect to transport, public spaces such as Piazza Gae Aulenti and surrounding neighbourhoods. The city’s third-biggest park, it’s the final piece in the Porta Nuova redevelopment project.

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1. Bosco Verticale

0.15 MILES

Stefano Boeri’s ‘Vertical Forest’ consists of two high-rise apartment blocks whose many reinforced balconies overflow with around 700 trees and 20,000…

2. Casa della Memoria

0.17 MILES

In the shadow of the Bosco Verticale, you’ll spot a neon sign stating boldly ‘Do Not Kill’. It seems odd in this quiet corner, but it serves the ‘House of…

3. UniCredit Tower

0.18 MILES

Italy’s tallest skyscraper (231m) is home to its largest bank, Unicredit, which occasionally allows the public to visit its dramatic top-deck viewing…

4. Palazzo Lombardia

0.19 MILES

Lombardy’s regional headquarters, this glinting, 161m, glass-and-steel skyscraper was the city’s first audacious step towards the contemporary skyline…

5. Piazza Gae Aulenti

0.19 MILES

Join locals sightseeing at this landmark square named after Italy's most famous female architect. The linchpin of Milan’s Porta Nuova regeneration project…

6. Torre Pirelli

0.42 MILES

Construction began in 1956 on Milan’s tallest grattacielo (skyscraper). The 32-storey Pirelli Tower sits on the site of the company’s 19th-century factory…

7. Fondazione Feltrinelli

0.46 MILES

Herzog & de Meuron’s first public buildings in Italy, these two elongated, slanted structures look reminiscent of greenhouses. The Feltrinelli Foundation,…

8. Stazione Centrale

0.58 MILES

Annually, nearly 100 million people pass through these hulking portals and onto train platforms beneath a cinematic cylindrical glass roof. Begun in 1912…