Sandwiched between Corso Como and Porta Venezia and bordering Montenapoleone, Porta Nuova is quite different from all three, being quieter and more elegant. The former industrial area to its north, which stretches past Corso Como as far as Isola near Piazza Garibaldi, is now in the process of redevelopment. There is an air of discreet affluence about its tree-lined streets and some of the city’s most luxurious hotels are in this area, the Hotel Principe di Savoia still being the most famous and prestigious. It is close to the main station but doesn’t have the same down-at-heel air of most station areas of large cities. It is also well connected to all parts of the city thanks to Repubblica metro stop. It is a short stroll along the bastioni, or old city walls, to the public gardens, Gardini Pubblici (now called Parco Indro Montanelli), which have a much more relaxing atmosphere than the larger Parco Sempione on the other side of town. See also Porta Venezia – Corso Buonos Aires for the park.