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Arco della Pace
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3 Hours Bike Tour in Milan
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Milan Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Vintage Tram with MilanoCard
Ranked #39 of 904 things to do in Milan
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Owner description: In 1801 Napoleon ordered the demolition of the fortifications for Milan's Castello Sforzesco. This left a large space for the piazza Sempione, now a suitable site for a monumental construction to serve as a triumphal entrance to the city. Begun in 1807 in honour of Napoleon, the arch was not finished until 1838 for the occasion of the coronation of Ferdinando I as King of Lombardy-Venetia. The work of neoclassical architect Luigi Cagnola, inspired by Settimo Severo's arch in Rome, the structure features three colossal Corinthian columns with an arch made of granite from Baveno and adorned with marble from Crevola di Ossola. It is surmounted by the famous 'sestiga della pace' -- the work of Abbondio Sangiorio -- and by four statues of victorious men on horseback.
Reviewed 1 July 2013

A magnificent piece of architecture, at the bottom of the road from our hotel, and next to the Pizza OK restaurant where we ate every night. Built by Napoleon in a straight line with the Castello Sforzesco and the Duomo, as he did with the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

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Reviewed 24 April 2013

My favorite aperitivi are around Arco della Pace, which is by the way a beautiful monument, easy to get to with the trams.

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Reviewed 14 December 2012

arco della pace closes parco sempion at the opposite ende for the Sforza Castle. from there one of the longest, straightest, widest avenues in Milan (corso Sempione) starts on. don't get mi wrong, its just ten blocks and not all that wide, but still stands out. the first hundred yards of corso sempione are littered with places for 'aperitivo', i.e. drinks with massive free muchies for trendy but cash-strapped milanese to spend an evening. great in the summer!

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Reviewed 1 October 2012

Impressive and beautiful. One of the symbols of Milan between Parco Sempione (a wonderful park in Milan) and the Castel nearby.

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Reviewed 13 May 2012

My son and I walked to this arch, ordered constructed by Napoleon, from the Castello. It is well worth a brief visit. The statues on the top are impressive as is its size and beauty.

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