Tour Locations | The Mysteries of Milan: From the Duomo to the Royal Palace
Just ahead of you on your left you’ll see the entrance to a park.
Stop for a moment at the entrance.
This is the oldest park in Milan and was once part of a charitable school established in 1555 by wealthy widow, Countess Ludovica Torelli of Guastalla. She provided young girls from the nobility who were very poor with an education and a dowry if they became a nun or got married. There wasn’t really any other option open to them.
You might want to stop here for a while and enter the lovely park on your left. If you do put your phone somewhere safe and take a look at the Baroque fish pond and enjoy a stroll amid the many varieties of secular trees.
When you're done with the park, once you’re out turn left and keep walking down the same road.