Le Abbadesse Di Milano
A little slice of history of the Cassin Baess, as the Milanese call it, which dates from the 11th century. There used to be a convent here and some very old farmhouses, in the countryside. Today only the small church remains, tucked in between modern buildings.
This used to be the village of the scigolat, the greengrocers. This house is a 19th-century farmhouse. It was probably used as a post office, with stables for horses, and was only subsequently transformed into a casa di ringhiera, that is a typical Milanese tenement with shared balconies.
Houses by Terragni
Many examples of 1930s Milanese Rationalism can be found in the Isola neighbourhood, including a design by Giuseppe Terragni. Others include Casa Ghiringhelli (Piazzale Lagosta 2), Casa Comolli-Rustici (Via Guglielmo Pepe 32), near the railway tracks (similar to the one in Corso Sempione, near Via Procaccini) and Casa Toninello (Via Perasto 3), which is also the smallest.