This large square in front of the Sforzesco castle was conceived during the time of Napoleon and got. the name Foro Bonaparte. This grandiose project was to include a huge colonnade enveloping the square against the backdrop of majestic Baroque buildings, and an artificial canal was supposed to connect this part of the city with the canals of Navigli. But even the French did not have money for such an exciting project. Over time, a monument to Garibaldi was erected in the center of the square, luxurious baroque facades gave way to Italian neoclassicism and only the name remained as a reminder of the magnificent project. Foro Bonaparte.