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Piazza Gae Aulenti
Piazza Gae Aulenti

Piazza Gae Aulenti

Free admission
Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milan, Lombardy, 20124

The basics

Fans of contemporary design will appreciate the bold look of Piazza Gae Aulenti, located in Milan’s financial district north of the city center near the Garibaldi train station. This circular space is elevated above the surrounding ground level, with walkways running around and across its central pool and dancing water fountain displays. A footbridge connects the piazza to the trendy Corso Como and its many restaurants and bars, making it a popular meeting place for locals. Take a tour that focuses on Milan’s contemporary architecture and design to learn more about this striking public space and other highlights of the city’s skyline, including the skyscrapers of Porta Nuova and the award-winning Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest). Some street art tours, especially those that explore the nearby neighborhood of Isola, also stop in Piazza Gae Aulenti.

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Things to know before you go

*In addition to the Navigli district, Piazza Gae Aulenti is one of the most popular areas in the city for dinner and drinks. *A stroll through the square is a must for contemporary architecture enthusiasts, and photography buffs will also enjoy capturing its dramatic towers. *The square is paved and pedestrian-only, so easy to manage with a wheelchair or stroller. *Tours of Milan’s contemporary architecture and skyscrapers are mainly outdoors, so dress for the weather.

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How to get there

Piazza Gae Aulenti is located in Milan's financial district, near the Garibaldi and Gioia metro stops. To get there, take the green or purple line to either stop, and walk toward Corso Como.

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When to get there

Photographers and architecture buffs should visit by day to be able to take in the unique design of the square; if you’re looking to experience Milan’s famed nightlife, stop by in the late evening for an aperitivo cocktail or dinner.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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