Around the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum

  1. Museo Bagatti Valsecchi

    Bagatti Valsecchi
  2. Museum of Milan and of Modern History

    Museums
  3. Cova

    Food
  4. Monument to Sandro Pertini

    Architecture
  5. Grand Hotel Et De Milan

    Architecture
  6. Church of San Francesco di Paola

    Architecture
  7. Palazzo Borromeo D'Adda

    Architecture
  8. The arches of Porta Nuova

    Architecture

Around the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum

A stroll around the Quadrilateral of Fashion

The magnificent house-museum of the Bagatti Valsecchi brothers is in the heart of the Quadrilateral of Fashion, the nucleus of roads between Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga. It is the zone where there is the world’s highest concentration of famous international stylists’ boutiques, as well as myriad upscale design and furniture stores, alternating with contemporary art galleries and antiques specialists. Many of the showrooms are housed in 18th/19th-century palazzos. One of these, Palazzo Morando, includes the wonderful apartment that plays host to the Museo di Milano (Museum of Milan), which is dedicated in large part to the themes of fashion and dress. A traditional stop-off in which to recover from the exertions of shopping is Pasticceria Cova, where the leading lights of the movement for Italian Unification would meet, back in the mid-18th century. Via Montenapoleone leads into Via Manzoni near the Monument to Sandro Pertini. Adjacent is the Grand Hotel et de Milan, which is inextricably linked to Giuseppe Verdi, who died there in January 1901. Proceeding towards the periphery of the city, you come, on your right, to the vibrant church of San Francesco di Paola, a rare example of sacred rococo architecture in Milan, and on the other side the long facade of Palazzo Borromeo, with its attractive arched courtyard. Last but not least, you come to the Arches of Porta Nuova, a remnant of the circle of Viscontean walls.

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