"Arch of Peace" Arco della Pace - Arch of Peace Tip by antistar

Arco della Pace - Arch of Peace, Milan: 13 reviews and 25 photos

  Arch of Peace, Milan
by antistar

It is said that if you walk in a straight line from the Arch of Peace down the Corso Sempione in front of it, you will eventually arrive at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. There is a connection. The Arch of Peace in Milan was initiated by Luigi Cagnola in 1807 to celebrate the victories of Napoleon. The arch was only two-thirds completed when Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo, but in 1826 Franz I of Austria ordered that it be completed, with a few alterations, and dedicated the European peace of 1815. This grand and famous monument, topped with bronze chariot with six horses, seems now sadly to have become a barren place, populated by the homeless and drug addicts. One guy was preparing to jack up on the steps overlooking the monument, completely oblivious to me taking pictures right next to him.

Address: Piazza Sempione
Directions: Walk out the back of the castle, through Parco Sempione.
Website: http://www.visitamilano.it/turismo/arte_storia/?id=3003&evento=1&idbonsainode=20&urlp=Milano_-_Arco_della_Pace_3003

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  • Written Jan 8, 2005
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