New-found symmetry in Parco Sempione
This tour takes you along one of Milan’s few great perspective avenues that starts in Via Dante, links to Castello Sforzesco and ends up in Parco Sempione. This huge irregular English-style garden, with its scattering of architectural elements such as the Arena, the circular library from the fifties, Gio Ponti’s Torre Branca and pieces of twentieth-century avant-garde art like De Chirico’s Mysterious Baths, brings us to the big building by Muzio. This is the Triennale, inaugurated in 1933, with its symmetrical façade and regular layout and home, since 2007, to the Design Museum, the most important of its kind in Italy. The visit reaches its perfect conclusion with brunch in the cafeteria, surrounded by the precise style of Michele De Lucchi.