The Giardini della Guastalla is an old garden with a beautiful baroque fountain and some 16th century statues. It is right in the city center, walking distance from the Dom and from the main Synagogue of Milan.
It used to be the private garden of a Christian girls school about 500 years ago. At the time it was surrounded by a tall wall that would not allow anyone to see inside. Now the wall is gone, when the city council bought the park, but the atmosphere of a quiet and cloistered place still remains.
It is one of the few gardens you can go to on Sundays without risking either the bongo drums players company or the friendly (too friendly) South Americans’ barbeques. Valuable when you wake up at lunch time after a very long night out and do not really feel very “social”.