You cannot say that You have been in Milan if You have missed this part of town! Not only because the "Movida" but because only here You have the perception of the "old" Milano with the channels, the typical "Ringhiera" homes and a huge variety of pubs and restaurants
The gate itself isn't all that interesting, but a stroll down Corso di Porta Ticinese is a nice way to spend an hour or two. It's a funky little street with boutiques of locally made clothes, artisanal panettone, vintage jewelry, etc. Some very interesting shops.
Not far from the Porta Genova station, this so called Porta Ticinese is a meeting point from where many roads meet each other and form one of the most beautiful and lively city place, thanks to the presence of canals ''Navigli''. The emblem of this is the Gateway being placed in the center of Piazza XXIV Maggio.
I was hanging out in this neighbourhood with a friend of mine for a while. At night it becomes a spot for lovers to date. There are few bars in the surrounding.
We were headed to the docks where ships navigate the canals. It is considered a 'Must See' area of Milan. We were delighted by the diversity - boutiques, Basilica, cafes, and then the Ticinese Gate at the May 24 Square. Life throbs here and it is also good to take time out to watch the people going by.