The Archaeological Area of MilanCinque Vie is a district centered in the oldest point of Milan. In fact, the center called the Cinque Vie is the intersection of five streets where they meet. The intersection is in the center of Milan's preserved quarter and is surrounded by historic streets and squares.
In the Piazza San Sepolcro, in the era of the Roman Empire, was the ancient city center of Milan. Around it, were many Roman archaeological sites, including the Imperial Palace, the Circus, the theater and the Imperial Money Mint.
Today there are ancient and impressive churches in the area. Among them stands the Santa Maria El Forte, the exterior was designed by the artist Richini. Also nearby are the San Sebastiano Municipal Church, Santa Maria Podone Church, San Giorgio El Palazzo and the Church of San Maurizio El Monstro Maggiore.
The Archaeological Museum and the Old Roman Wall Tower, San Sepolcro and San Sisto are also located in the quarter.
TipsThe streets leading to the intersection are Via Marbigli, Piazza Cordusio, Via Orpisi, Via del Torchio, Via Serco, Via Cappuccino and Via Luini.