Arco della Pace
It is hard to miss the majestic Arco della Pace (Arch of Peace) standing at the far end of Parco Sempione, creating a place where young people like to hang out in the long summer evenings and socialise with friends.
It was constructed in 1806 to celebrate the marriage of Eugene de Beauharnais - viceroy of Italy and adopted son of Napoleon - with Princess Augusta of Bavaria, to mark the beginning of the road that led to Paris.
Castello Sforzesco courtyards
At the other side of Parco Sempione stands the magnificent Castello Sforzesco where the narrative of Milano continues even en plein air. The castle’s outdoor spaces are open to all, and a surprising number of historical relics can be admired in the Cortile delle Armi, Cortile della Rocchetta and in the Corte Ducale: fragments of statues, architectural remnants of a by-gone age, archaeological artefacts, friezes, coats of arms and tombstones are positioned around the castle’s loggias, facades and courtyards or along the external perimeter.