Travelling impressions 3
All of Milan is great to see. It could be darned hot in July, but nevertheless we enjoyed a weekend in this beautiful city. Some districts in particular are a must-go for visitors. In my opinion one of them is the "Ticinese district".
T he Ticinese district which extents along the "via Torino" and "Corso di Porta Ticinese" axis is one of the oldest in Milan and owes its name to the eponymous city gate. It includes the Basilica of Sant' Eustorgio which is located in a well known city park called Parco delle Basiliche, that also includes another prominent basilica, that of San Lorenzo. Nearby are also the Colonne di San Lorenzo, which are among the best preserved Roman ruins in Milan. The plaza where the Colonne di San Lorenzo are located is also one of the key places and a very popular evening meeting place for young people.
I love this area because of its variety, its authentic charme and style. A lot of shutters especially in the street of "Corso di Porta Ticinese" are used for graffiti art, which makes this street also so colorful when the shops are closed. For street photography it is a great place. Take a seat in a cafe and enjoy.
I´d like to share some pictures which I took last Saturday strolling around the "Corso di Porta Ticinese":