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Piazza Gae Aulenti

Piazza Gae Aulenti: Our most recommended tours and activities

Milan: Porta Nuova Walking Experience

1. Milan: Porta Nuova Walking Experience

Discover Milan's impressive skyline on this tour. During the last few years, Milan has undergone a period of fundamental change, including the total revitalization of the Porta Nuova district, which has changed the entire panorama of the city.  Enjoy this walking tour with your monolingual guide, who will take you past the skyscrapers, towers, and marvels of architecture that now populate this neighborhood. See the Vertical Forest, a pair of residential towers covered in greenery; the Diamond Tower, an iconic diamond-shaped high-rise; and many more stunning sights. Afterwards, relax and enjoy some free time at the new green lung of Milan: the Biblioteca degli Alberi, a unique green space that will be sure to leave an impression on you. Then, follow your guide throughout Corso Como, a shopping and dining complex and Piazza Gae Aulenti, considered the heart of this modern city. Learn the enchanting history behind this area and its unique architecture.  Prepare yourself for a tour of discovery and take amazing pictures of the new Milan. 

Milan: Private City Highlights Tour with Milan Cathedral

2. Milan: Private City Highlights Tour with Milan Cathedral

Discover the top sights in Milan on this car, van, or bus tour that suits the size of your private group. View both the classic and modern sides of the city as you see attractions like the Porta Nova district, the CityLife tower, and the Ambrosiana Art Gallery. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation or place of choice in Millan. Relax on the drive in an air-conditioned vehicle that has plenty of space for you and your party. Enter the Gothic Milan Cathedral to marvel at countless sculptures, galleries and details that make up this timeless architectural masterpiece. Capture pictures of its marble interior façade to share with friends. Gaze up at the Madonnina sculpture located at its highest point. Drive through the historic center to view the Ambrosiana Art Gallery, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping area, Piazza Mercanti square, the Teatro alla Scala opera house and the Royal Palace. Head to modern Milan to see the Porta Nova business district. Look up at the CityLife tower. Take in the vibe at the contemporary Piazza Gae Aulenti and Piazza Alvar Aalto squares. Return to your accommodation or your desired destination in the city center.

Milan: Private Walking Tour of Porta Nuova

3. Milan: Private Walking Tour of Porta Nuova

Learn more about skyscrapers like the Unicredit Tower, the Diamantone, and the Bosco Verticale on this private walking tour in Milan. Meet your guide and stroll around Porta Nuova to admire avant-garde architectural style of the buildings. Discover eco-sustainable architecture. Hear the history of the neighborhood. Walk to Piazza Gae Aulenti, one of the most representative buildings of the Milanese urban center. Marvel at verdant Bosco Verticale designed by Stefano Boeri. Continue to the Unicredit Tower by César Pelli which towers over the square in front of its 226-meter-high spire. Admire the diamond-like shape of Diamantone which contrasts with the historic architecture of Piazza Repubblica. Visit the Library of Trees, the modern green lung of Milan. Listen to your guide reveal these hi-tech cathedrals in a new light.

Milan: Piazza Gae Aulenti & Casa della Memoria Private Tour

4. Milan: Piazza Gae Aulenti & Casa della Memoria Private Tour

Enjoy a tour with a private guide to admire and discover the most representative parts of Milan skyline. Meet your guide at the entrace to Eataly Smeraldo, then you will walk through Corso Como, a very distinctive and interesting district in Milan and one of the main centers of the city's design, art, and nightlife. You will reach Piazza Gae Aulenti with its impressive skyscrapers, water features, lights, and art installations. Walk through the new beautiful park "Biblioteca degli Alberi" until you reach the Casa della Memoria and then the Fondazione Riccardo Catella, housed in a small art nouveau palazzo. Look around and spot the cool area of Isola, with its symbols represented by Bosco Verticale: the two residential towers designed by Milanese architect Stefano Boerifor Expo 2015 and hosting around 900 trees on its many terraces!

Milan: Piazza Gae Aulenti and Pelli Tower Walking Tour

5. Milan: Piazza Gae Aulenti and Pelli Tower Walking Tour

This brand-new walking tour takes you into the contemporary soul of Milan. Start from the Palazzo Lombardia, where you’ll visit the new headquarters of the Lombardy regional government. With your guide, you will head to Piazza Gae Aulenti, the amazing center of Porta Nuova District. Here you will have views of the skyscrapers that have been built since 2009, such as the Tower Pelli and the Bosco Verticale. Continue your walk along Corso Como to find Eataly, located in the former Teatro Smeraldo. This delicatessen boasts a vast variety of high-quality typical Italian products. Here, at the end of the tour, you can choose to immerse yourself in a complete food shopping and tasting experience or to enjoy an aperitivo in one of the many area cafés.

Milan: Private Porta Nuova Walking Tour with Food Tasting

6. Milan: Private Porta Nuova Walking Tour with Food Tasting

Discover Milan's Skyline on this guided tour. Learn how the city has changed in the last few years. Your professional tour guide will show you the project of the urban renewal of Porta Nuova area, which took place during the last few years. Admire Palazzo Lombardia, the Vertical Forest which is known as the Bosco Verticale, made by the Italian architect Stefano Boeri. See the Diamond Tower made by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. Then, visit the Piazza Gae Aulenti, famous for its art installations, water features, plays of light, and the Unicredit Tower. From Piazza Gae Aulenti, enjoy a nice walk through Corso Como until Eataly Smeraldo. Where you will enjoy an authentic Italian food tasting experience. Discover the ex Smeraldo Theater, as well as their philosophy. The itinerary has been selected with the help of certified guides in order to show you more than just the tourist attractions that everyone knows. With this tour, you are guaranteed a unique experience. See Milan’s new skyline and make sure you have your camera with you as you won't want to miss out on photo opportunities.

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What people are saying about Piazza Gae Aulenti

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see Mailan`'s 21. century face

Great architecture in Milan's Porta Nuova area - spectacular Bosco Verticale. This part of the city give you an idea how new quarters of big cities could look like - when nature is part of it. My tour guide Emmanuela provided me with lots of background information about city developpement concepts, buildings an architects - really worth time and money.