Milano’s rainbow neighborhood is located between the Palestro Gardens (which hosts the Natural History Museum and has rides for kids) and the end of Via Melzo, filled with bars and restaurants like perpendicular Via Spallanzani, on the other side of the Porta Venezia Gate.
It comprises some of the most beautiful Liberty architecture (Casa Galimberti), as well as buildings designed by Italian futurists.
The heart of the district is the maze of streets between the Lazzaretto and Via Vittorio Veneto, which are eminently walkable and dotted with Ethiopian, Tigrayan, Eritrean restaurants, complemented by Indian and Italian venues.
Around Via Lecco, there many LGBTQ bars, where Milano’s sizable gay, lesbian and transsexual community loves to congregate in the company of their friends.
The Milano Pride takes place here each year at the beginning of the summer, and the rainbow décor of the M1 P.ta Venezia metro station expresses the hood’s queer proudness.
For shopping, Corso Buenos Aires is one of the longest avenues devoted to shops and stores in Europe, starting in P.ta Venezia ending in P.le Loreto, at the intersection of the M1 and M2 metro lines, which will soon be completely renovated landscaped as a green shopping complex.