In the southern area of Milano you will find this multifaceted district, which is characterized by the coexistence of historically central and peripheral areas with a rural character.
Porta Ticinese, called Porta Marengo in Napoleonic times, was one of the six main gates of Milano, built along the now disused Spanish ramparts. Given its geographical location, it opened along the road to Pavia. Porta Lodovica was its subsidiary, while Porta Vigentina was Porta Romana's subsidiary.
Among the main places of interest we recommend Chiaravalle, famous for its Gothic style Abbey, whose inhabited area is surrounded by the countryside and separated from urban structure; and the area of Chiesa Rossa, the terminus of the M2 green metro line (Abbiategrasso - Chiesa Rossa stop), which takes its name from the red bricks church located along the road to Pavia.
The district is made up of some urban hamlets that in the past were the Corpi Santi di Milano, agricultural villages and farmhouses placed beyond the boundaries marked by the City walls, and typical historical districts, such as the Burg dè furmagiatt (Cheesemakers’ Borough) located in Corso San Gottardo.
The neighbourhood's green soul is evident in Gratosoglio, a former rural village and terminus of tram number 3, as well as in the South Agricultural Park, a protected natural area that extends beyond the urban boundaries embracing numerous Areas of the Metropolitan City.