Porta Nuova

Porta Nuova

ACCESS 1. From Piazzale Principessa Clotilde (where you can find Porta Nuova Gate), walk towards Piazza Gae Aulenti;
ACCESS 2. MM2 MM5 Garibaldi, reach Piazza Gae Aulenti and then walk towards via Gaetano da Castillia, 28 (access to Wheatfield through Fondazione Riccardo Catella). then go back and walk to Piazzale Principessa Clotilde;
ACCESS 3. MM5 Isola or MM2 Gioia walk towards via Gaetano da Castillia, 28 (access to Wheatfield through Fondazione Riccardo Catella) and then up to Piazza Gae Aulenti and finally go to Piazzale Principessa Clotilde.

Categories: Monuments and Churches
Hashtag: #architecture, #panoramaview, #skyline, and #streetart

Photo tips

  • Cesar Pelli Tower from the “eye” on the roof of the gallery (at the end of the climb from Corso Como)
  • Bosco Verticale
  • The water games at the fountain in Piazza Gae Aulenti (every hour)
  • Wheatfield and the city (contrasts) > #Wheatfield

Get inspired: they’re on Instagram: @fondazione_trussardi and @portanuovasmartcommunity

More info

Porta Nuova is the area surrounding Porta Nuova Gate, an ancient well preserved Napoleonic access to Milan city centre situated in Piazzale Principessa Clotilde.

The area is today known as the most futuristic district in town, thanks to the skypescrapers which have dramatically changed the city skyline.

Torre Cesar Pelli (aka Unicredit Tower, one of the icons in our artwork) is the symbol of this area, but also the Bosco Verticale (literally, vertical wood, as the concept is that on every balcony of these two skyscrapers a plant or a tree is grown up) is worth being admired.

What’s more, in this area, amongst the buildings, the American artist Agnes Denes has realized her Wheatfield“: a work of land art consisting of a 50 thousand square metres field sown with wheat. The field, which had been sown with wheat and alfalfa by more than five thousand people on February 28th, is open to the public every Saturday. A journey on a dirt track will allow visitors to see the growth of plants to full maturity, when the wheat will be cut and celebrated in a big harvest festival scheduled for mid-July.

‘Wheatfield’ is open everyday from 9am to 8pm.

Link

Wikipedia: Porta Nuova

Official website: Fondazione Riccardo Catella

Official website: Fondazione Nicola Trussardi

Official website: Confagricoltura

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