In our city there are many buildings of great historical importance. On the occasion of the Expo 2015, they were built several buildings / skyscrapers of modern design that were a great success at international level. For example, the vertical forest was declared the most beautiful high-rise building in the world.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele was built by Giuseppe Mengoni between 1865 and 1877 using 353 tons of iron for the structure and glass. The octagonal gallery is…
Palazzo Reale is situated on the left of the Duomo and it is an important cultural centre especially for arts; three other exhibitions spaces are part of this cultural pole: Rotonda della Besana, Palazzo della Ragione and Palazzo dell’Arengario, seat of the Museo del Novecento.
The sixteen marble Columns of San Lorenzo represent the Imperial Milan; this place has become a hangout on weekends and in summertime. There are many restaurants, bars and fashion shops.
Casa Manzoni (Manzoni’s home) is a building inspired by Renaissance architecture and was the home of writer and poet Alessandro Manzoni from 1813 until his death. It’s the venue of the Manzoni Museum, the National Center for Manzonian Studies and the Historical Lombard Society.
Castello Cova is an historical building of Milan. Constructed in 1915 and based on the project of Adolfo Coppedè, its neo-medieval style inspired the architects of the Torre Velasca skyscraper located in central Milan.
Pirelli skyscraper is one of the symbols of Milan and it is Located in Piazza Duca D’Aosta in front of Central Station. It was originally built to host the offices of Pirelli, the Italian producer of tires, nowadays Regione Lombardia owns it. Designed by Giò Ponti, it was inaugurated in 1960; it has got 32 floors and is 127 metres (416 ft) high.
Palazzo Marino is in Piazza della Scala. Built in 1558 by architect Galeazzo Alessi and restored in 1892 by Luca Beltrami, it is nowadays the seat of the civic administration with the offices of the mayor, the vice-mayor, the Presidency of the City Council, the General Secretariat and the General Management of the Municipality.