Milan – A City that Never Grows Old – Day 2 – Part 5

The Archeological Museum’s path leads one to the Polygonal Tower, which dates from the Middle Ages.  Do yourself a favor, and step inside the structure, before visiting the rest of the museum, in order to see the lovely frescoes that adorn the lower walls!

The modern sculpture, found on the floor of the tower is by the artist, Domenico Paladino.

You will be able to visit the upper section of the tower later, as you make your way through the newer section of the museum.

The statue of a deity enthroned dates from the 5th century BC.

Before leaving the museum, we paid a visit to the upper section of the tower.

Not far from the museum, we stumbled across the ruins of the Roman Imperial Palace, which was home to the Emperor Maximianus in 286 AD.  Many of the items we had just seen in the Archaeological Museum were discovered at this site.

Nearby, the Torre dei Gorani stands at Via Gorani, # 4.  Dating back to the 11th century, the tower was once part of the noble residence of the Gorani family.  The main body of the palazzo, as well as most of the rest of the street and the neighborhood, were destroyed in bombings during WWII.  The tower is all that remains.

For dinner, we headed over to the Navigli area, having made reservations at a restaurant called Momento.  The food was delicious, and the service was great.  We had a lovely time, but I do have to say that, if you want to eat there, you must make a reservation!  The dining room is small, and so, the place can fill up very quickly, especially on weekends.

We began our meal with an octopus slider, served on a squid-ink bun.

Our two entrées were: the polpo CBT, which was octopus cooked slowly, over low heat, with potatoes, kataifi pasta, and crushed red pepper; and the millefoglie del momento, a millefoglie with creamy baccala, a cherry tomato confit, and olives.  They were both delicious!  And, of course, we had to have desert!

On the way back to the apartment, we passed a bar/café that had live music.  The band sounded good to us, from the street, so we went inside.  Needless to say, we had a great time, staying until they played their last song, at around 1:00am.


Next up: We spend one last day in Milan, before heading out on another adventure!


Note: This blog is written in English and Spanish, and the author takes no responsibility for the quality of any other translations that may appear.  If you have enjoyed this post, please, check out our archives for more posts from Milan, as well as other Italian destinations.  Grazie!


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