Giardino della Guastalla

Giardino della Guastalla

Via Francesco Sforza, 25
MM3 Crocetta, then walk 580 metres

Categories: Parks and Courtyards
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This is the most ancient garden in Milan.

It hides a “peschiera barocca” a nice pool in the park, inhabited by terrapins, and a small temple made by architect Luigi Cagnola.

This garden once belonged to an old monastery founded by the Countess of Guastalla, aimed at deserving ex noble girls the correct education preventing them to be destined either to a convent or to fall under bad influences.

Amongst secular beeches and British style lawns, you will find the special “albero dei sigari” (cigars tree), named after its monumental twisted trunk and its asymmetrical foliage, truly a vegetable sculpture.

Next to the park you will find the most important Milanese sinagogue with its wonderfully blue façade and at walking distance you can easily reach two of the most beautiful streetart examples in Milan: the façade of the Archivio Storico Diocesano transformed into an ancient illuminated manuscript page (Via San Calimero, 13) and the “Milanesi Illustri” (portraits of the most famous people from Milan) in Piazza Cardinale Andrea Ferrari. Closest underground station: MM3 Crocetta, then walk 460 metres.


Info: GiardinoDellaGuastalla


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