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Bastioni di Porta Venezia | by Bernt Rostad
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Bastioni di Porta Venezia

Once known as "Porta Orientale", the "Eastern Gate", in the Spanish city walls of Milan, these two buildings - that make up the modern Porta Venezia - were made to a design by Rodolfo Vantini from 1827 to 1828.

 

The square-plan buildings have loggias on three sides. The design testifies to the transformation of the fortified gates into administrative buildings. Facing the direction of Vienna, this monument would later lose significance when Napoleon took command and built the Arch of Peace.

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Taken on April 12, 2009