Parco Sempione with a view of the
* Corsa Sempione,
* Viale Elvezia,
* Via Legnano,
* Piazza Castello,
* Via Monti
Arco della Pace
|Park design||Emilio Alemagna|
|Parking area||386,000 m²|
The Simplonpark ( Italian Parco Sempione ; also Sempionepark ) is a 386,000 m² urban green space in Milan . It is located northwest of the city center (Centro Storico / Zone 1 ). The Castello Sforzesco borders to the northwest and the Arco della Pace is located on the northwest side . To the east of the park is the Arena Civica, opened by Napoleon Bonaparte .
The Simplonpark has driveways that can be driven by carriages and several sculptures, including a. the equestrian monument of Napoleon III. Ducks and other animals live in the park's pond . a. also turtles .
Numerous exhibitions took place on the park grounds, such as the 1906 World Exhibition , the only one of which is still the Art Nouveau building of the Acquario Civico . In 1933, on the occasion of the fifth Triennale di Milano, the Torre Branca observation tower by Gio Ponti was built in the west of the park. In addition, the Palazzo dell'Arte was built by the architect Giovanni Muzio , which today houses the Design Museum.
In 1996, the city council decided to extensively restore the park, the castle and the Piazza Sempione, on which the Arco della Pace is located. The park got a new fence, restored streets, a botanical freshening up of the plants and some video cameras for surveillance. The restoration was completed in 2003.
Immediately in front of the statue of Napoleon III. there is an old monumental elm . A large horse chestnut tree grows next to the “ Bridge of the Mermaids ” . Other noteworthy trees are: a plane tree on the bank of the pond, two large Caucasus walnut trees. There are also different types of cedar : B. the Atlas cedar , the Himalayan cedar , or the incense cedar . You can also find red oaks , European yew trees , swamp trees and linden trees . Moreover, some maple varieties : the silver maple , the ash-maple , the maple , the sycamore maple and Norway maple .
After the restoration, some species came with winter bloomers, such as B. the witch hazel , the Loropetalum , the winter flower and some varieties of Mahonia . Other new spring and summer species include dogwood , snowballs , hydrangeas , camellias , rhododendrons , azaleas and old roses .
The park has its own free WiFi signal.