Apart from the museum, this is a street full of life , surrounded by fashion stores and cafés
Mudec, Museum of Cultures (project by David Chipperfield): permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, see www.mudec.it/eng for details and updated news. Restaurant run by Michelin starred chef Enrico Bartolini. Design store inside.
“Giorgio Armani's fashion and art museum, which showcases the designer's 40-year career as well as photography exhibitions, is set in an unsurprisingly polished space in a former Nestlé granary.”
“The park covers an area of approximately 40 acres along the route that, from the Duomo, leads to the Passo del Sempione through the Arco della Pace. Construction started in 1890 and it was designed by Emilio Alemagna to locate the pavilions of the 1906 International Expo and is now Milan’s park par excellence, much frequented by sports enthusiasts and families, especially on weekends. However, it is not only the green lung of the city but also a place that narrates the history of Milan's past. For example, the Ponte delle Sirenette is the bridge named after the four statues that characterize it. Constructed in the Dongo ironworks in 1842, it is believed to be the first metal bridge built in Italy and was positioned on what is now via Visconti di Modrone after the city’s ring of canals was covered. Another interesting story is that of the “acqua marcia”, the fountain which in olden times was considered a panacea for health thanks to its high sulphur content. By climbing the Torre Branca (108.60 m high), commissioned in 1932 by the municipality of Milan, visitors can get an amazing view of the city. The tower was designed by Gio Ponti and assembled in just two and a half months to inaugurate the fifth Triennial (1933). Another attraction located in the park is the Civic Aquarium, the only building left of those specifically constructed for the International Expo in 1906. After the restoration, completed in 2006, the interior space was designed to comprise didactic exhibition and research areas with numerous pools of fresh and marine water containing more than a hundred species of aquatic organisms. Last but not least, the park is also home to a rather special public library: it was awarded the Medaglia d'Oro at the tenth Trienniale in 1954 for its splendid architecture.”
“12,000m2 space dedicated to exhibitions, performances, workshops and conferences, with a large studio and artists’ residence. Plus restaurant and bar. ”
“Trendy place, basically just a canal where people sit with their drinks and look at the water. There are swans.”