Knowing Milan and its province
Historic Centres, Near Magenta
The route starts from one of the best-known places in Milan, touching for the tourists who love football: the historical stadium San Siro, now named after Giuseppe Meazza.
Leaving the city, we will pass through the large green areas of Trenno Park and Boscoincittà, the road Novara becomes Highway 11. Acting as a border, between the more urbanized area and industrial dry plains to the north, is a passage that has strong signs of the traditional Lombard countryside and its irrigated plains to the south. Among ancient villages and new residential neighbourhoods we will cross Settimo Milanese, Sedriano, Corbetta with its extraordinary villas, and then onto to Magenta, a main town on the plains west of Milan. It is here on the 4
June 1859 we executed the important Battle of Magenta.Franco-piemontesi claiming victory over the Austrians, allowing Napoleon III to enter Milan and representing the first step towards the unification of Italy. Continuing west and then crossing the Naviglio close to Ponte Vecchio we will enter the heart of Ticino Park, the first regional park and river in Italy, created in 1974 to protect the river and its natural habitats by an increasingly heavy attack of industry and urbanization. The park, which stretches from Sesto Calende up until Pavia, protects an area rich in nature, art and history as well as a rich ecosystem.
In closing the route, on return to Milan, is another symbol
of the city: a historical symbol that is renowned, for its extraordinary architectural appearance and in the new headquarters outside the city.
The new Milan Exhibition Centre that covers a large area, is the basis used to represent the revival and regeneration of the whole metropolitan area and region.
The project of itineraries is by AIM - Association of Metropolitan Interests - and was developed for the site in association with provincial editorial staff of visitamilano.