Second to the Porta Venezia district, another area of Milano where many examples of Art Nouveau can be admired is Porta Vittoria. Set off for a ride to discover the second stage of our itinerary.

Casa Piccinelli

Start off from Piazza V Giornate and turn left into Viale Premuda, then right in Via Marconi, left in Via Fiamma and then left again in Via Archimede. At 41, via Archimede, pause to admire the façade of Casa Piccinelli, designed by Giuseppe Sommaruga, one of the leading figures of Italian Art Nouveau. The upper part of the façade features a stone plinth and a moulded decorative band with floral motifs: the elegant windows, all of equal size, are framed with a pediment both subtle and slim.

Casa Frisia

Continue along Via Pietro Calvi and turn left into via Marcona and then in via Gaetano Fiamma.

Casa Frisia is at n. 37. Built in the early twentieth century, the four-storey building is an interesting example of Milanese Art Nouveau: the façade with its floral decoration, entrance hall and stairwell are of particular interest. The lower part of the building has vast horizontal bands of massive grey cement blocks.


Palazzina Liberty

Continue along Via Macedonio Melloni, turn right in Via Mameli, left into Corso XXII Marzo, right in Via Cadore and on your left see Largo Marinai d’Italia where the tour concludes at Palazzina Liberty, the grand Art Nouveau building located centrally in Parco Vittorio Formentano. The ornate choice of ceramics for the decorative frieze depicting female figures and fruit that crowns the upper part of the building is decidedly Art Nouveau. The concrete decorations of the pillars and mouldings throughout the edifice are more classical. The palazzo has changed functions over the centuries: it was designed in 1908 by architect Alberto Migliorini and was originally a café-restaurant within the Verziere fruit and vegetable market - a meeting point for the various negotiations between dealers in Milan until 1965, when it was moved to Via Lombroso.