A green and quiet area in the city

piazzale susa

Once crossed by the railway, Piazzale Susa is located in Zone 4 and is a large square full of greenery but irregularly shaped, crossed by Viale Romagna and connected to Piazzale Dateo by Corso Plebisciti. You can reach this square through Via Giuditta Sidoli, Viale Campania, Viale Argonne and Via Dall’Ongaro. It is a fairly quiet part of the city, not too far from the historical center, the University Città Studi – Politecnico and the railroad. The Piazzale Susa metro station (M4) can be easily reached along Viale Argonnne.

This area that develops on the right side of the central axis of Corso Buenos Aires and along Corso Concordia, Corso Indipendenza and Viale Argonne, up to the borders of Città Studi, is also known as Quartiere Acquabella, because of the presence of an irrigation ditch and of an ancient farmhouse dating back to the 1400’s that carried this name, then destroyed in the 40s-50s of the twentieth century. Cascina Acquabella was in Corso Plebisciti, between Vie Leopoldo Cicognara and Gaspare Gozzi. Around 1913 in Via Sidoli the foundation stone for the Church of Santa Croce was laid. The church eventually opened in 1920 and was inspired by the first Christian Roman basilicas.