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“A good start before walking to the center of Milan”
Review of Arco della Pace

Arco della Pace
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Ranked #41 of 887 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 14 September 2013

Yes, you need to spend some time in front of this Arch. Its not as great as the similar one in Paris. From this place as well, the castle can be seen as well.

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Reviewed 24 July 2013

Wonderful piece of history and architecture and it's FREE to visit. Very similar in design to the Arc De Triumphe in Paris, this Arch of Peace was ordered and constructed by Napoleon and it still bears his name inscribed on the legend.
Go and visit Castello Sforsesco and walk from there, through Park Sempione to the arch.
A nice stroll through the park, even if it is 34 degreees! One thing to note is that the various stalls and vans selling snacks don't rip tourists off and you can pick up a cold bottle of water for 1 euro, 20 cents!

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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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