The neo-classical arch at the far end of Parco Sempione was designed by Luigi Cagnola to hail Napoleon's entry into Milan.
Its completion, however, was achieved only in 1838 by order of the Austro-Hungarians.
It is in Corinthian order, and made of granite brought from the Lake Maggiore area. The arch is decorated with sculptures and surmounted by a coach-and-six in bronze, with Peace - to which the monument is dedicated - holding the reins.
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