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Rotonda della Besana

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Beautiful Rotunda della Besana in Milan, Italy

Green area in the center of Milan. It used to be a cemetery, then part of an hospital. It is now a... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
It's got a great cafe/restaurant !

We had stopped inside the old cemetery walls for a rest after a previous foray into the duomo area... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2015
Milan, Italy
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24 Oct 2018
“Beautiful Rotunda della Besana in Milan, Italy”
13 Jul 2016
“"Ring a ring of Rosies"”
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Via Enrico Besana 12 | corner of Via Regina Margherita, 20122 Milan, Italy
Centro Storico
+39 02 5501 1404
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

Green area in the center of Milan. It used to be a cemetery, then part of an hospital. It is now a park enclosed by a nice series of columns and surrounded by walls. We came to walk in the evening and it evoked feelings...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Apart from being an architecturally interesting place, this is where they used to quarantine people inflicted with the Black Death (the Plague) in the 14th century!! Now it's a park with a restaurant/bar and a sanctuary away from the noisy traffic.

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed 27 September 2015

We had stopped inside the old cemetery walls for a rest after a previous foray into the duomo area and thought it was some kind of children's area. It has a great space within the walls for football etc but the central building also serves...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

Originally a cemetery, over time the Rotonda has been adapted for a number of other uses and today it is more like a small park and leisure area.

Date of experience: September 2013
Thank Aleksandr S
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