Published in milanostyle.com
Culture insight based on a Milan city walking tour by Guido Tour Sharing:
From 1805 to 1814 Napoléon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French Empire held a second role as King of Italy. During this time as King of Italy, he started a project with the architect Giovanni Antolini that would transform Milan into a mini Paris. Some of the buildings adorn Milan with elegance; others remain lost sketches and unfinished plans.