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Via Montenapoleone – Milan

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Via Montenapoleone is the center of the most important fashion district of the world, also known as the quadrilatero della moda. The most popular fashion and jewelry brands have here luxury boutiques; in particular it is renowned the presence of all the best Italian shoemakers.

The street was built where once the roman Emperor Maximian had erected the city walls. At the end of the 18th century the Monte Camerale di Santa Teresa, a financial organization, moved here its offices. For a short period during unstable times the bank was closed and reopened under the Napoleon’s dominion; from here the name Monte Napoleone! At the beginning of the 19th century the street went through a heavy renovation, the richest nobles of Milan moved here their homes. Today strolling around the street it is possible to admire beautiful Palazzi like Palazzo Gavazzi, Casa Carcassola and Palazzo Melzi.

Things to see

Via Montenapoleone became one of the most important fashion street in the world during the economic boom that interested the Italian Republic after the Second World War. The most prestigious designers started to open here gorgeous boutiques that are used to showcases their latest trends and collections. Walking around the area it is possible to see fashion icons and stars followed by paparazzi almost every day!

Other important streets and the sides of the quadrilateral of fashion are Via della Spiga, Via Manzoni and Corso Venezia.