Torre Branca ("Branca Tower") is an iron panoramic tower located in Parco Sempione, the main city park of Milan, Italy. It is 108.6 m high, which makes it the sixth highest structure in Milan after Unicredit Tower (231 m), Palazzo Lombardia (161 m), Pirellone or Pirelli Tower (127 m) and the Breda Tower (116 m). The top of the tower is a panoramic point whose view, on a clear day, may encompass the Milan cityline as well as the Alps, the Apennines, and part of the Po Valley.
The tower was designed by architect Gio Ponti and inaugurated in 1933, in the Fascist era during the 5th edition of the Milan Triennial. It was originally named "Torre Littoria" after fascio littorio, i.e., the fasces. After World War II it was renamed "Torre del Parco" ("park tower"). In 1972, access to the top of the tower was closed as the structure needed restoring. It was restructured in 2002 by the Branca liquor company, and thus renamed Torre Branca. Since 2002 it is again open to the public.
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 4:00 – 6:30 PM|
|Saturday||10:30 AM – 1:00 PM, 3:00 – 6:30 PM, 8:30 PM – 12:00 AM|
|Sunday||10:30 AM – 2:00 PM, 2:30 – 7:00 PM|
crisleons | May 4, 2018
Reaching the top you have a glass that does protect you when it's cold, but it is not that impressive. You do enjoy the view, but at night there isn't much to see. Maybe but is more worth it at sunset or during the day, although the glass could probably be in the way of good pics.
baxygr - | May 28, 2018
Nice view of the city. Prefer to go afternoon or night because the daylight fades the vision. Very friendly staff.
Aleš Kuthan | Feb 19, 2018
I was not up there because its so foggy in Milan, but in summer can be better :D Looks cool though.
Berenike | Apr 27, 2018
We went to just cavalli for a night out its a very nice place and more or less good vibes and music however queuing is hell and staff is so unfriendly
Andrea Natale | Apr 24, 2018
There's really nothing to see. At the base there's an expensive lounge if you want to try it.
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