Porta Garibaldi Since after the second world war the transformation of the area around Porta Garibaldi-Repubblica has been hotly debated. Currently several building sites span across the whole area between Corso Como and the Island (“Isola”) district (at the heart of which is the Porta Garibaldi train station) and will radically change its appearance/assetto urbanistico.Corso Garibaldi and Corso Como are among the most important streets in Milano where to savour good shopping and the Milanese “movida”.The Isola district is located North of the Porta Garibaldi train station. The railway bridge over the station’s tracks, though dismal, nevertheless offers extraordinary metropolitan views. Isola is a residential district with a strong identity arising from a mixture of Milanese people with various immigrants, artists, students and an ever growing number of young professionals. It’s worth a visit on a Saturday morning, when the street market of Piazzale Lagosta takes place. Isola is a vivid and cheap city fragment which offers several cafés and inexpensive eating houses (“trattoria”).Via Borsieri, Via Porro Lambertenghi and Piazza Minniti are at the heart of this lively district.East of here is the Central train Station (“Stazione Centrale”). It was build in the 30’s from an older lay out in Assyro-Babylonian style by architect Stacchini.