Clothing for all tastes and all ages, shoes, books, perfumes and cosmetics, furnishing accessories and toys for children. Corso Buenos Aires, one of the longest commercial streets in Europe, counts more than 350 shops. 


The road, that was previously called Corso Loreto, in 1906 was renamed on the occasion of the first edition of the Universal Exhibition hosted in Milano.

This decision was made by the mayor Ettore Ponti to give a more international look to the city. In addition to Corso Buenos Ayres, Piazzale Argentina and Piazzale Lima were also renamed. These names were chosen to remind the existing link between the city and the two Latin American countries, the destination of a massive Italian emigration between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

In 2001, the mayor of Lima gave the city a plaque, that can be seen on a building in Piazzale Lima, to remind the friendship between these two cities that saw this migratory exchange.


How to get there


Piazzale Argentina can be reached using the M1 and M2 undergrounds and buses 55, 56, 91. 

For more information for passengers with disabilities, please visit the ATM web page


If you reach the area by car, you can park along Bastioni di Porta Venezia and Corso Venezia (Area C) on the blue stripes. You can find two parking spaces reserved for disabled pass holders at 2, Viale Vittorio Veneto. Another parking space reserved for disabled pass holders can be found at 4, Corso Buenos Aires (in front of the pharmacy).

From Piazza Argentina to Piazza Lima

Our itinerary starts from Piazza Argentina (M1 underground line - Loreto stop, equipped with a lift).

From the mezzanine, the lift takes you to the surface in Piazza Argentina (pedestrian square paved with cobblestones). From here, leaving Piazzale Loreto behind you, you can start the itinerary, choosing the left sidewalk of Corso Buenos Aires (even house numbers).


After a few meters, the sidewalk becomes paved. Walk towards the centre for about 500 meters, cross via Nicola Piccinni (asphalt surface), then via Gaspare Spontini (asphalt crossing with tram rails) and via Amilcare Ponchielli (asphalt crossing) to reach Piazza Lima (paved with cobblestones).

From Piazza Lima to Porta Venezia

At this point, you see Porta Venezia in the distance.

Cross via Plinio (crossing with a 2.5 cm threshold and tram rails), via Francesco Redi (crossing with a 3 cm threshold), via Broggi (crossing with a 2 cm threshold, uneven asphalt) and then via Omboni (crossing with 2 cm threshold), until you reach Viale Regina Giovanna (crossing with a 2 cm threshold, asphalt at times uneven with tram rails).


The Bastioni di Porta Venezia mark the "end" of this shopping street; this is one of the six main gates of Milan, characterized by the presence of the neoclassical customs offices by architect Vantini.


You can end the itinerary by taking the underground (M1, Porta Venezia stop) about 50 meters from the intersection with Viale Regina Giovanna. Alternatively, you can reach Piazza Oberdan. Always walking along the even number side of Corso Buenos Aires, continue for about 200 meters and, at the traffic light, turn right and cross Corso Buenos Aires to reach Piazza Oberdan.

End of itinerary information

Piazza Oberdan can be reached by public transport: tram 9, M1 (Palestro stop), M1 (Porta Venezia stop), Passante Ferroviario (Porta Venezia stop).


For more information for passengers with disabilities, please visit the ATM web page.

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