"Central Station" Railway Station Tip by antistar

Railway Station, Milan: 22 reviews and 45 photos

  Central Station, Milan
by antistar

When you arrive by train at Milan's central station be prepared to be stunned by the incredible scale and grandeur of the building. The station is housed in a great glass archways, that stretch all along the station building. The station was started in 1912, and finished in 1931 by architect Ulisse Stacchini. It is interesting to note that although there are hints of the rationalistic and functional style that was popular in this era, the exterior of the station is actually a showy collection of sculptures, friezes, marbles, mosaics and ceramic panels. To expect the Milanese to be functional just because it was the fashion of the time would be like expecting a cat to jump willingly into a bath.

Address: Piazza Duca D'Aosta, 1
Phone: 02 667 3511
Website: http://www.milanocentrale.it/

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  • Written Jan 8, 2005
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