- this is the heart of Liberty style (Art Nouveau) architecture in Milan
Not only Porta Venezia is one of the 6 ancient gates of Milan, but also it’s the whole district surrounding it, plenty of restaurants and home to the Liberty Style (Art Nouveau) in town.
Here you’ll love both doing shopping in Corso Buenos Aires (the longest open air shopping mall of the world) and lose yourself in the streets of the district discovering beautiful Liberty style (Art Nouveau) gems and other unique architectures.
Between 1923 and 1926 under Piazza Oberdan, in front of Porta Venezia gate, was built a so called “Albergo Diurno” (a “daytime hotel”) who’s main purpose was to offer public toilets and beauty center services to both citizens and strangers. Not only that. At the Albergo Diurno Venezia, designed by architect Piero Portaluppi, you could also benefit from a laundry, a photographer and a travel agent.
Unfortunately the Albergo Diurno is closed for renovation and will be open again in 2016, thanks to an agreement with FAI, an association taking care of prestigious Italian venues.
Wikipedia: Porta Venezia