MagentaGuided Tour
'Magenta District'

This is a walking tour around the Corso Magenta, an ancient road that already existed in the 4th century. It was later on extended during the Medieval times and the Spanish rule.
This district used to be called « Corso di Porta Vercellina » and it adopted the name of « Corso Magenta » after the Italian Unification to commemorate the Magenta battle that fred up Milan from the Austrian domination.

There are many buildings of great interest in this district such as:

  • the  Litta  palace with a baroque façade
  • the church of San Maurizio with a 16th century painting
  • the Stelline palace which was originally a monastery for nuns, later on became an orphanage and is nowadays a cultural center
  • Santa Maria delle Grazie, the Renaissance church where Leonardo painted ‘the Last Supper’
  • the ruins of the Roman Imperial palace
  • the Laugier House, a Liberty-style building.

  • The visit is aimed at foreigners but Italian people are welcome to join if they want to follow a tour of the city in English.
    The visit can be customised to fit your specific requirements, should you be more interested in sightseeing or shopping.