Corso Garibaldi

Corso Garibaldi, Milan: Address, Corso Garibaldi Reviews: 4/5

Corso Garibaldi
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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
  • Moscova • 1 min walk
  • Lanza • 7 min walk
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AMohsen
Port Said, Egypt400 contributions
Enjoying hanging out there
Feb 2020
This is a nice district or region to hang out and watch some eye-catching architecture besides some nice stores for shopping.
Written 27 November 2020
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Cymro
Coimbra, Portugal3,227 contributions
A Mile Long Street Leading To The Castle Area
Nov 2019
The Corso Garibaldi leads from the Garibaldi Gate, Porta Garibaldi, down to the castle area. It is a commercial street, with numerous shops, cafés and restaurants. It's a pleasant walk, which I enjoyed despite the rain.
Written 29 January 2020
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paolovbossi
The Hague, The Netherlands673 contributions
My favourite area in Milan
Jan 2020
I lived in this area almost 15 years ago so probably i'm not the most objective reviewer. I loved this area, i consider it one of the most "authentic" areas of Milan. Littel shops, amazing restaurant. It's between the center and the modern districts, few steps from Brera and from Parco Sempione.
Written 5 January 2020
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,213 contributions
Good walk
Oct 2019 • Family
Nice street that we walked through on our way from the city centre towards the square with skyscrapers.
Written 14 December 2019
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Hedayet N
Cairo, Egypt5 contributions
Lovely lively area
Oct 2019
Lovely place very lively and fun with small restaurants, cafes and pubs. Small boutiques and walking ditsnce to major attractions
Written 14 October 2019
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy25,328 contributions
Commercial street
Aug 2019 • Solo
The ancient Door at the end of this street was called Porta Comasina.....door leading to Como, only since 1860 is called Porta Garibaldi as the street.
The course is of the longest with 1100 meters, full of shops and artistic and culinary attractions.
Written 23 August 2019
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia10,403 contributions
Great area connecting the old and new
May 2019 • Friends
This is a street of high importance in Milan, as well the entire area around, connecting the old with new in this Italian metropolis.
It runs from the artistic and designer Brera district, which is also close to the historic Castello Sforzesco, all the way up to the new built modern area around Unicredit tower and vertical garden Bosco Verticale skyscrapers.
The area may not be interesting for first time visitors to Milan limited with time - it's not in the prime, historic area. But, if you're a returning visitor or you have more time I would strongly suggest visiting it.
Written 21 May 2019
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Brun066
Florence, Italy10,386 contributions
I was lucky enough to see the evolution of this neighborhood through sixty years ...
May 2019 • Business
... because since the end of the 1950s I lived in Milan, in an area not far away.
At that time, in the context of a Milan that was clearly characterized as a Fordist city (and which was already the economic capital of Italy at the time), Corso Garibaldi was a rather unattractive part.
This neighborhood, both in its dwellings and in its shops, had a popular taste; but this popular character in those years was little appreciated: the typical and the vernacular were considered - according to the spirit of the time - overall residues of a past age, destined to disappear soon.
Such disappearance was announced at that time by the ugly blocks of seven-to-ten-story buildings that already interrupted the continuity of the traditional street fabric (and which still appear in this form today). These buildings, in the sections where they stood, also prefigured a greater width of the road: greater width that in perspective should have become a feature of the whole Corso Garibaldi.
Subsequently (from the 1970s?) the positive connotation of this model "à la Le Corbusier" has gone, the building substitution has therefore stopped, and the street has "crystallized" in this mixture of old and new buildings, rather deformed and unpleasant.
In my opinion, to determine instead the current pleasant layout of the street, pedestrianization (completed in 2005) was decisive. Transforming a busy street into a "strolling parlor", although all the pre-existing built form remains intact, has determined the qualitative leap of Corso Garibaldi, from a transit route suspended between old and new, to a place where the contrast between old and new becomes instead permanent, appreciated in itself, and indeed symbolic of the contemporary "soft city".
The process obviously couldn't have been completed without a rehabilitation of the built heritage (the old one, but also the new blocks, at risk of rapid obsolescence); a rehabilitation in turn made convenient by a process (now almost completely accomplished) of "gentrification".
The process was further facilitated, because the Corso Garibaldi is included in an axis between two areas of Milan where the vocation to the entertainment (restaurants, pubs, discos, etc.) was more advanced: namely the area of ​​Corso Como on the north end (with the most recent supermodern appendix of "Porta Nuova") and the Brera area on the south-west end.
So today, along with these neighborhoods I have mentioned, this part of Milan is an almost continuous entertainment area, which doesn't allow us to imagine (except for the most attentive observers) the very different meaning it conveyed just a few decades ago .
Written 16 May 2019
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A A
991 contributions
Business and leisure
May 2019 • Friends
Nice business area with posh shops. At the end of the street you can find flower house:)
Many restaurants and gelatos...
Written 10 May 2019
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T0urist7
Warsaw, Poland1,393 contributions
Walk
Jan 2019 • Couples
Corso Garibaldi leads to the modern part of Milan, which is less attractive for tourists than the historical part. During a walk along Corsica Garibaldi, you will reach the enclave where you will find elements of green, ecological architecture.
Written 23 January 2019
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