Milan – A City that Never Grows Old – Day 3 – Part 4

At Via Giosuè Carducci, # 36, you will find Castello Cova, or as it is also known, Palazzo Viviani Cova.  The palazzo dates from 1910, and was designed by the architect Adolfo Coppedè.

The Pusterla di Sant’Ambrogio is one of the ten city gates that were part of Milan’s medieval system of defensive walls.  The gate dates from 1171, but later, through the centuries, fell to ruins.  It was rebuilt to the original plans in 1939, by Gino Chierici.  Over the two arches, you will see three statues, which date from the 14th century.  They are Saint Ambrose, the patron saint of Milan, Saint Gervase, and Saint Protase.

The Leopardi European Institute is a multi-lingual school educating children of all ages, from kindergarten to high school.

The Chiesa di San Giorgio al Palazzo is found on Piazza San Giorgio.  Founded in 750 AD, the church was renovated in the Baroque style in 1623, by Francesco Maria Richini.  The facade, dating from the 18th century, is the work of Francesco Croce.


Next up: We hop on a train, and head to the incredible city of Venice!


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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