Very close to the Duomo stands the oldest district of Milano, nicknamed "Cinque Vie": this area is so called because it is the fulcrum of the confluence of Via di Santa Marta, Via del Bollo, Via Bocchetto, Via Santa Maria Fulcorina and Via Santa Maria Podone, a dynamic crossroads of trade already in Roman and medieval times. Even today the quarter continues to have a commercial significance, being an impressive concentration of galleries, craft and antique shops, ateliers and artist studios, but also shops dedicated to clothing and contemporary design, all characterized by a deep vocation towards research. This district of the city, decidedly radical chic, is ideal if you want to walk in peace, leaving the frenetic city traffic behind.
- Leonardo's Vineyard at the Atellani House: sumptuous Renaissance residence renovated in the twentieth century by the restyling of Piero Portaluppi. Here the artist used to receive the bourgeoisie and patrons of the time.
- The Archaeological Museum: it is no coincidence that it stands here, this being an area rich in remains, architecture and relics dating back to Roman times.
- Pinacoteca Ambrosiana: a treasure trove of artistic masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance ranging from Leonardo (the legendary Codex Atlanticus is preserved inside) to Raphael and Caravaggio (here you can admire "The Fruit Basket"), through Botticelli and Titian.
ANECDOTES AND CURIOSITIES
We would like to highlight the website 5VIE ART+DESIGN, which aims to promote and enhance the cultural heritage of this historical district, while safeguarding its traditions, through the relaunch of local business stores, the promotion of new relevant activities and the dissemination of lesser known places. To do this, the project organizes numerous evening events with extraordinary openings of Galleries and Ateliers, especially during Milano Design Week.