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Torre Branca © Fondazione Giò Ponti
Torre Branca © Fondazione Giò Ponti
Torre Branca © Fondazione Giò Ponti
Torre Branca © Fondazione Giò Ponti
Torre Branca © Fondazione Giò Ponti

Torre Branca


ADDRESS:

Viale Alemagna, 20121 Milan


TIME:

SUMMER OPENING HOURS (mid May - mid September)
Tuesday 3:00pm-7:00pm / 8:30pm-00:00

Wednesday 10:30 am- 12:30 / 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm / 8:30 pm- 00:00
Thursday-Friday 3:00pm-7:00pm / 8:30pm-00:00
Saturday-Sunday 10:30 am- 2:00 pm / 2:30 - 7:30 pm / 8:30 pm- 00:00

WINTER OPENING HOURS (mid September- mid May)
Wednesday 10:30 am- 12:30 / 4:00 pm– 6.30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am- 1:00 pm / 3:00 pm- 6:30 pm/ 8:30 pm- 00:00
Sunday 10:30 am- 2:00 pm/ 2:30 am- 7:00 pm

In case of bad weather Torre Branca will remain closed.


TICKETS INFORMATION:

Euro 4,00 (From January 1st 2014: euro 5,00).


CONTACTS:

PHONE 02.3314120
EMAIL info@fps-eventi.it
www.fps-eventi.it

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Torre Branca is a construction in steel tubing, located in Parco Sempione, Milan. It is the second highest structure in the city at 108.60 metres, lower than the Pirelli tower and slightly higher than the highest point of the Cathedral.

The lift inside the Tower makes it possible to go up to the viewing platform in just a minute. On clear days, from the platform (which is 18.50 metres in diameter) at the top, visitors can see the entire city of Milan, and further across the Po valley plain, to the Alps and the Apennines.

The tower was designed by Gio Ponti, and it opened in 1933, on occasion of the 5th Triennale exhibition. It was initially named “Torre Littoria” (indicating its Fascist connotations), and it is also known as Torre del Parco. Visits closed in 1972, and recommenced in 2002 following extensive refurbishment from 1997, supported by the company “Distilleria Fratelli Branca”, after which it is now named.

The hexagonal structure at 90 metres height has a diameter of over 5 metres.

Benito Mussolini decreed that the Tower should not exceed the height of the spire topped by the “Madonnina” (108.50 metres), because, as he said, “human exploits should not exceed the Divine.”

    A panorama that encompasses Palazzo Reale, Castello Sforzesco (Sforza Castle), the cathedral and Via Dante can be enjoyed, along with a view of the skyline of Milan, from the 15th floor of the skyscraper Terazza Martini (Piazza Diaz).



    Torre Branca can be reached by bus 61, tram 1, and Metro lines 1 and 2 at Cadorna station.


    The tower is closed for visits in case of bad weather.


    From mid-May, on some days the tower opens in the evening as well.