28. Porta Venezia, Indipendenza

One of the trendiest areas of Milan, including shopping streets, nightclubs and elegant residences with a Liberty style, abode of the Milanese bourgeoisie.

Key Details

What to expect

An area with a middle-class vocation, livened up by multi-ethnic insertions and rainbow flags


A district which is meant for those who don’t renounce to the elegance of streets with refined and never the same facades, close to the city centre

What not to expect

A working-class area at reasonable prices with many pedestrian areas and a little nightlife

Real estate market

An area with a residential vocation, with umbriferous tree-lined avenues crossed by trams and mainly elegant buildings of the early XX century

You are going to fall in love with

The Diana Majestic garden, with its monumental wisteria, in an unexpected green corner of Milan, which is really trendy


Tree-lined avenues, Liberty, new architectures, railwaymen’s houses, Opera San Francesco organization, closeness to the city centre, ethnicity, Macedonio Melloni Clinic, Deco, tertiary sector, cultural melting-pot, Rainbow District, local markets

Commute times

Duomo: 8 min. by car, 19 min. by public transportation
Castello Sforzesco: 13 min. by car, 24 min. by public transportation
Cadorna Station: 15 min. by car, 29 min. by public transportation
Porta Genova Station: 18 min. by car, 30 min. by public transportation
Milano Malpensa: 50 min. by car, 1h 16min. by public transportation
Milano Linate: 14 min. by car, 27 min. by public transportation


Closest underground lines
Line 1 (Porta Venezia Stop)

Surface Transport
Well connected to both trams and buses 

Railroad Service
Centrale Station
Rail Link (Dateo Stop, Porta Venezia)

Highways and freeways
20 min from the A1, 30 min from the A4, 20 min from the A7, 30 min from the A8, 15 min from the East freeway, 20 min from West freeway, 30 min from North freeway


East: dei Mille street

West: Bianca Maria avenue, Porta Venezia Bastions

North: Lazzaretto street, Regina Giovanna avenue, Giustiniano avenue

South: Cinque Giornate Square, S. Maria del Suffragio Square, XXII Marzo Avenue

Neighborhood areas
29. Centrale, Repubblica
21. Città Studi, Susa
19. Porta Romana, Cadore, Montenero
27. Quadronno, Palestro, Guastalla

A walk through the district

An area close to the centre of Milan, with a middle-class and international vocation, hub of the Milanese fashion industry.
Here you can breathe the Old Milan atmosphere, with handicraft ateliers and trendy pubs for young people, including many bars and restaurants. In this area there are also many tourists, who are surrounded by the Milanese Liberty style with its noble buildings adorned with a floral motif.

What to expect

This area is right out of the C Area, which means it is not subject to access restrictions for some types of vehicles, and it is well connected to the public transportation.

Here, there’s an important cultural melting-pot and during the Pride Week it is livened up by stands under the rainbow flag banner. The culinary offer is varied and meant for all budgets.


This area is particularly meant for those who love living in traditional apartment buildings, which offer high-quality apartments with a large floor area.

Here you can find any type of shops – from grocery to craft shops – enriched by big brands shopping windows.

The multi-ethnic dimension is very present in the Buenos Aires area, close to Lecco street, and many gay friendly pubs offer a lively nightlife.

What not to expect

This area is not meant for those who want to live in a calm residential context where there’s not nightlife and the lifestyle is international. It can’t be appreciated by those who don’t care exploring unexpected and full of history, but often hidden and secret, places.

Real Estate market

The area provides a real estate offer with a marked residential character. In the Indipendenza-Risorgimento area there are elegant buildings which mainly date back to the XX century, with beautiful facades adorned with floral motives and elegant wrought irons.

The area near Corso Buenos Aires presents buildings, with a more popular origin and a minor decorative exuberance, which are nowadays redeveloped but homogeneous according to chronology and type. Among them, some exceptions, with their beauty, give to the area a more refined and joyful atmosphere during the Liberty season.

You are going to love…

In this area you will love the Milanese Burano in via Lincoln, a village of little houses for workers which are homogeneous, and at the same time all different, according to characters and have gaudy colours; the area is valorised by beautiful gardens and by the stillness of a private life, elements which give exclusivity to it.

You will be amazed by admiring the Diana Majestic garden, with its monumental wisteria, in an unexpected and really trendy green corner. Here you will find historical stores, like Lanar which offers yarn sales and knitting classes, craft workshops (like Orafi Meda, Luigisalagioielli, with jewellery production), the Borsa del Fumetto shop, an essential place for the comic strips lovers, the Salvagente, which is the first fashion outlet of Milan, and the Multinelli shop, which has been selling hats since 1888.

Behind the corner

The area is close to many cultural temples, like the Museo di Storia Naturale, the Planetario, the MUBA – Museo dei Bambini and the Rotonda della Besana, the Villa Reale with the Galleria d’Arte Moderna.
There are also many house-museums to visit nearby, like the Casa Boschi Di Stefano and the Villa Necchi Campiglio.
Close to it you will find the Giardini Pubblici, a big park where you can walk or have a break, and the Parco Formentano, inside which the Liberty Palazzina arises.

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