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Porta Ticinese: photos, description (Porta Ticinese)

Porta Ticinese (formerly known as Port Chicka and Port of Marengo - the former city gate of Milan. Facing South-West, Porta Ticinese was built together with the walls of the Spanish in the 16th century, but in the future the original structure was demolished and rebuilt only in the beginning of the 19th century. The name Porta Ticinese is used to denote both the gate and adjacent area, part of the administrative Zone 6. Interestingly, in this area there is another medieval gate of the same name. Today Porta Ticinese is one of the attractions of Milan and a popular tourist attraction.

The name Porta Ticinese literally means "Gate to the Ticino region" refers to the Ticino river, which crosses the Po valley to the South-West of Milan. The old name of the gate Port Chicka — were in Vogue during the Spanish rule in Milan in the 16th century (distorted Spanish word "Chica" - little), and the name of the Port of Marengo was common in the Napoleonic era.

As mentioned above, the original gate of the 16th century were demolished and in their place in early 19th-century built a new architect Luigi Cagnola designed them in the neoclassical style. Today they are massive columns, topped by a tympanum, and is considered one of the most outstanding examples of neoclassical architecture of Milan.