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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.
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“big park” (4 reviews)
Piazza Sempione, Milan, Italy
Centro Storico
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Reviewed yesterday

After a visit in to the castle , walk through Milan's best park and come to this great" arch of peace" . Click pictures and selfies from any angle . It is simply beautiful.

Thank rashmisono
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went there by bicycle and it was really nice to go and pass through it, not really a place to stay.

Thank alon117
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gate is at the end of the park that starts from Sforzesco Castle. You can start the trip in the Castle, walk through the square, see the unfinished statue of Michelangelo, continue to the wonderful garden that begins at the Castle and ends at...More

Thank הלאידר ש
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked here after the touring the castle and through the very pleasant park which is ideal for a relaxing break. The arch is very impressive and reminded of us of others that we've seen around the world. Worth the walk for the photos. Free...More

Thank WirralTiger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This triumphal arch is located at the entrance of Sempione Park. Build by Napoleon at the beginning of the 19th century as a Victory monument. The name of the arch has been changed by the Milan sovereigns.

Thank Sharon_zz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a part of a garden. nice picture place. not so grate. In front there a palace. Palace part is good. Its ok if you take a ticket and see those all museum section. better to visit in the evening last ( it close at...More

Thank Shah_Shailesh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In any other place, this would be the centerpiece of the City. In Milan, it is largely overlooked by the flocks of tourists. Don't you be that tourist! The majesty of this monument is tremendous, and you can walk right up and gaze at the...More

Thank plamichigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great unexpected beauty, I didn't know there was such a beautiful arc outside of Paris and Rome. Well worth to walk around, also the view from the Arc from the parc is great.

Thank Peter N
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This arch can be seen from various vantage points in the city especially when it the castle grounds. You cannot go up in it.

Thank chicago90Phoenix
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This statue was huge and impressive. It is right in the square. Do check out if in the center of Milan

Thank kappy26
Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square
is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon
of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds
to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria
Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high
quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch
expedition into a royal experience. Head to the
rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the
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