Cordusio and Financial district, Milan
The bustling Via Dante, a fashionable shopping street leads into Largo Cairoli, dominated by the imposing Monument to Garibaldi, sculptured by Ettore Ximenes in 1895. The bronze figures on the pedestal symbolize Revolution and Liberty.
From either side of the monument extend the arms of the treeshaded boulevard, Foro Buonaparte, flanking the Sforzesco Castle in its semi-circular embrace. Behind the monument the short Via Beltrami leads right into the pleasantly landscaped Piazza Castello.
Favorite thing: Piazza Cordusio is one of the many beautiful squares in Milan. I was able to find a small restaurant just off the Piazza one afternoon and took a few moments to rest and have a glass of wine. It was wonderful to sit back and relax and view this beautiful Piazza.
Favorite thing: This statue of Guiseppe Arini is in the middle of Piazza Cordusio. Milan is such a beautiful city combining both the historic with the modern world. This piazza was nothing out of the ordinary in Milan. I found it such a great experience just to relax at the small restaurant just off the piazza and watch the city pass by.
Favorite thing: Nothing is ordinary in Milan. Almost every where you look you can find art, sculptures and statues. Here is a close up of the building from the previous picture. Notice the sculptures adorning the doorway.
Favorite thing: Here is another view of Piazza Cordusio. Although I called it a square the area actually is circular in shape with streets coming into the piazza like spokes on a wheel.