27. Quadronno, Palestro, Guastalla

Situated in the historical city center, the area is characterized by Neoclassical refined buildings with their upper-middle class and aristocratic tone, the numerous cultural institutions and churches with a monumental relevance and big tree-lined avenues interspersed with elegant gardens. Explore the refined streets full of fashion stores and design galleries, and then be surrounded by the cultural atmosphere of the numerous district museums.

Key Details

What to expect

An area situated in the city center with an elegant and refined residential vocation, with tree-lined avenues, historical buildings of interst, gardens, museums and pubs for all ages


It is meant for those who love an elegant and aristocratic lifestyle surrounded by the stillness of the historical gardens, but without renouncing to the closeness to stores

What not to expect

A modern residential area, with big malls and pedestrian areas

Real estate market

The area provides a real estate offer which mainly includes elegant, noble buildings with a Neoclassical style and fitted out with private greenery

You are going to fall in love with

A suspended in time atmosphere where you can still breathe the history of the ancient and Neoclassical Milan


Elegance, aristocratic and upper-middle class soul, Neoclassical area, Liberty, Deco, historical city center, tree-lined avenues, historical gardens, villas, private greenery, historical complexes, huge cultural offer, families, shopping, boutiques, showrooms, galleries, trading stores, pubs for cocktails, restaurants, health facilities, colleges

Commute times

Duomo: 5 min. by car, 10 min. by public transportation
Castello Sforzesco: 10 min. by car, 25 min. by public transportation
Cadorna Station: 14 min. by car, 20 min. by public transportation
Central Station: 10 min. by car, 20 min. by public transportation
Milano Malpensa: 50 min. by car, 1h 20min. by public transportation
Milano Linate: 15 min. by car, 30 min. by public transportation


Closest underground lines
Line 1 (Palestro Stop)
Line 3 (Crocetta Stop)

Surface Transport
Well connected to both trams and buses 

Railroad Service
Close to the Passante (Porta Venezia Stop)

Highways and freeways
15 min from the A1, 30 min from the A4, 10 min from the A7, 30 min from the A8, 20 min from the East freeway, 20 min from West freeway, 30 min from North freeway


East: Majno avenue, Cinque Giornate Square, Montenero avenue, Caldara avenue

West: Senato street, Visconti di Modrone street, Sforza street, Bianca di Savoia street

North: Cavour Square, Manin street, Città di Fiume avenue

South: Beatrice d’Este avenue, Angelo Filippetti avenue

Neighborhood areas
28. Porta Venezia, Indipendenza
30. Garibaldi, Moscova, Porta Nuova
32. Center
26. Porta Genova, Ticinese
18. Navigli
19. Porta Romana, Cadore, Montenero

A walk through the district

Originated with a religious vocation, this area was characterized almost exclusively by churches and monasteries until the XVIII century. It started its principal development in the XVIII century, when it changed to an elegant and neoclassical atmosphere which can be still breathed nowadays. In the early XX century, thanks to the development of the city, it lived a new expansion season, which watched arising some of the most beautiful buildings of the city, an example of the best Liberty style in Milan: the Palazzo Castiglioni and the houses of Cappuccini and Barozzi street.

What to expect

This area is meant for families and those who love living in refined residences, with large tree-lined avenues surrounded by the beauties of the city centre.

You will get into the numerous cultural institutions and churches with a big monumental and historical relevance.

An elegant and green central area with pubs for all ages.


This area is meant for those who want to be surrounded by an elegant and aristocratic atmosphere in the city centre, admiring the artistic details of the terrace’s ornaments and the ones of the neoclassical facades.

It is meant for those who move by public transportation, passing through the big gardens by walking, and at the same time want to have the car at hand. It has also an interesting cultural life thanks to the many museums, like the MuBa Museum, the Museo Storia Naturale and the Planetario.

What not to expect

In this area you will not find modern residential buildings, neither big malls nor large pedestrian areas.

Here the multi-ethnic style is not common and it is difficult to find alternative and creative spaces with a hipster spirit.

Real Estate market

Real Estate market
The real estate offer includes mainly noble buildings with a neoclassical style, only in part used as residences, which nowadays hold prestigious showrooms and offices or representatives’ offices, and allow to be half-seen magnificent private gardens, in addition to elegant courtyards.

You are going to love…

This area has beautiful gardens; you will be amazed by the Giardini della Guastalla with the Baroque Fish Pond.

You will love the beautiful Umanitaria cloisters, location for concerts and courses and the San Pietro church frescoes of the XV century in Gessate.

Do not miss the visit to the Villa Campiglio Necchi, an elegant casket of art works and modernity, designed by the architect Portaluppi.

Behind the corner

The area is close to the Quadrilatero della Moda area with the most exclusive brands stores, to the Duomo and the big shopping districts in Corso Buenos Aires and Corso Vittorio Emanuele. Not too far from it there are also Cà Granda, which is nowadays an Università degli Studi of Milan headquarter, the Terme di Milano and district gay friendly pubs in Lecco street and surroundings.

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