31. Arco della Pace, Arena, Pagano

An area where history is the main protagonist and you can breathe the authentic Milanese elegance with its architectures, which include Art Nouveau and Neo Renaissance style, without forgetting the big green spaces and the chic nightlife pubs.

Key Details

What to expect

An elegant residential area close to the city centre, with tree-lined avenues, historical complexes of interest, museums and pubs for young people


It is meant for those who love an elegant and calm lifestyle, with historical stores and boutiques, monumental parks and refined and trendy pubs

What not to expect

A modern residential area with big malls

Real estate market

The real estate offer of the area includes mainly elegant, noble and well-kept apartment buildings of the XX century

You are going to fall in love with

A refined atmosphere, enhanced by the Liberty style of the building’s facades and by the precious private internal courtyards; it is close to the city centre with its museums, cinemas and theatres, but without renouncing to the dynamism of the cocktail bars


Elegance, Liberty, serenity, families, closeness to the city centre, tree-lined avenues, monumental parks, huge cultural offer, shopping, historical stores, cocktails pubs, restaurants, historical complexes, organizations, volunteering, well connected to the public transportation

Commute times

Duomo: 20 min. by car, 10 min. by public transportation
Castello Sforzesco: 7 min. by car, 6 min. by public transportation
Cadorna Station: 5 min. by car, 5 min. by public transportation
Centrale Station: 15 min. by car, 20 min. by public transportation
Milano Malpensa: 40 min. by car, 1h by public transportation
Milano Linate: 30 min. by car, 50 min. by public transportation


Closest underground lines
Line 1 (Stops Cadorna, Conciliazione, Pagano, Buonarroti)

Surface Transport
Well connected to both trams and buses 

Railroad Service
Cadorna railway station (Railroad with Malpensa Express)

Highways and freeways
30 min from the A1, 15 min from the A4, 20 min from the A7, 15 min from the A8, 25 min from the principal freeways


East: Legnano street

West: Buonarroti street, Giotto street

North: Belisario avenue, Leone XIII avenue, Massena street, Corso Sempione, Morazzone street, Rosmini street, Melzi D’Eril street, Alfieri street, Giannone street

South: Burchiello street, Guido D’Arezzo street, Alberto da Giussano street, Conciliazione Square, Baracca Square, Magenta avenue, Carducci street, Parco Sempione 

Neighborhood areas
15. Fiera, Sempione, CityLife, Portello
24. Cenisio, Sarpi, Isola
30. Garibaldi, Moscova, Porta Nuova
25. Solari, Washington
26. Porta Genova, Ticinese

A walk through the district

A central area, close to the city centre, with a middle-class origin, where you can breathe serenity in an always elegant and refined atmosphere. There are many historical and cultural centres in the area, which enhance this part of the city where it is possible to have access to the numerous extremely Milanese attractions, like the big monumental parks, the Arena Civica and the Santa Maria delle Grazie church, together with the Leonardo’s Ultima cena, which represent the (only) two UNESCO sites of Milan.

What to expect

This central area, which is a real crossroads of the Milanese transport system, stands out for its historical and cultural soul and the numerous complexes dedicated to education, foundations and the most representative museums of the city.

Although there aren’t local markets, you can find many neighbourhood trading stores which offer high-quality products.

Here you can find also the more generous and unselfish spirit of Milanese people, next to the refined atmosphere of the trendy and well-known pubs, with centres dedicated to people who are in need of help the most.


This area is particularly suggested to those who love an elegant and calm lifestyle, which is at the same time surrounded by the cultural energy of the city

Here you can walk through the big tree-lined avenues, admiring the beauties of the facades with a Liberty style, discovering many historical places, like the Savoia Boot Shop, which was founded in 1870 and produces custom-made artisan shoes, and the Santa Teresa Pharmacy, with its flower motif decor.

After going shopping in the numerous boutiques which offer refined and noble items, you can stop by at the big monumental parks; if you want to have a cocktail or a dinner, there are many places which offer elegant and trendy atmospheres.
Enjoy a break at the frequented Bar Bianco, which is situated inside the spectacular Parco Sempione.

What not to expect

This area is not meant for those who love modern residences with an international style and prefer big malls and supermarkets with driveway.

It can’t be appreciated by those who want to live in a multi-ethnic dimension and search for alternative and creative spaces with a hipster soul.

Real Estate market

The area offers mainly residential buildings with very elegant apartment buildings of the XX century, which are supervised by janitors and overlook large umbriferous tree-lined avenues.

As well as the interiors, facades are well-kept and often present wrought irons and artistic concretes (in the Casa Binda of Conciliazione Square 1 the historical elevator of the XX century is still working).

You are going to love…

In this area you will love the private Liberty courtyards, which can be seen from the front doors and will amaze you with their richness and elegance.

You will be amazed by visiting the little Chiostrino delle Rane of Santa Maria delle Grazie church, admiring the flower motives on the building’s facades, as well as on the refined wrought irons which can be seen near the area of Ariosto street.

Enjoy the blooming of magnolias in Tommaseo Square and the numerous scupltures made by artists like De Chirico, Arman and Mo, which are scattered in the greenery.
In the Biblioteca civica, which is situated inside Parco Sempione, there are art works made by Munari and Somaini; moreover, do not miss the optical telescope which lines up Corso Sempione, the Arco della Pace, the Castle, passing through the Burri’s Teatro Continuo.

Behind the corner

The area is close to Leonardo’s places (like the Vigna di Leonardo) and to high-quality historical complexes, like the Palazzo delle Stelline.
Not too far from it you can find the Brera district with its Pinacoteca, the Orto Botanico, the Osservatorio Astronomico and the Academia delle Belle Arti.
You can easily reach by walking the San Simpliciano Church, Corso Garibaldi and via Paolo Sarpi. Moreover, you can easily reach the new CityLife district by public transportation.

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