Looking at the city from high up is always a magical experience. Here are some elevated locations from where you can enjoy Milan from its best angles
19 Jan 2022
The skyline reflecting the light of the sun; the mountains in the background like in a postcard; the smoke from the winter chimney tops adding an Impressionist touch to the picture. Enjoying a city view from an elevated position is always a way to discover new perspectives and points of view revealing the beauty and true essence of the place. Milan has many panoramic spots you can visit during your stay. Here are the top five you must not miss.
The Duomo Rooftops
Did you know that the Duomo rooftops have a walkable surface of 8.000 square meters from where you get a close-up look of the cathedral’s spires and statues and have the chance to appreciate the beauty of this Gothic church in all its glory? All you need to do is book your visit to the so-called Terrazze del Duomo di Milano, high up at about 60-70 meters above sea level. An unmissable experience from where you’ll enjoy a privileged point of view, that of the famous Madonnina.
To book your visit please go to: https://www.duomomilano.it/en/buy-tickets/
If you fancy a good view while enjoying a gourmet meal or sipping a glass of wine, be sure to go to Terrazza Triennale (Osteria con Vista) inside the Triennale contemporary art museum: one of Milan’s best rooftop establishments, with a splendid view on Milan’s skyline, embracing the old Castello Sforzesco and the modern Porta Nuova skyscrapers united by the green presence of Parco Sempione.
Torre Branca, once known as Torre Littoria and designed by architect Giò Ponti, was erected in 1933 in Parco Sempione. High up at 103 meters you will enjoy a fabulous 360° view of Milan. On particularly clear days you will see the Alps, with Mount Resegone, Monte Rosa and the Apennines.
A Torre Branca visit lasts about 7 minutes. Opening days and times vary depending on the season.
For further information please visit http://museobranca.it/museo-branca-prenota-la-tua-visita/.
Monte Stella or Montagnetta di San Siro
The Montagnetta di San Siro (the Little Mountain of San Siro), as often called by the Milanese people, is a small artificial hill made using the debris caused by the World War II bombings. Covered in vegetation and included in an extensive requalification plan of the area, the hill features a series of large cement steps climbing up the side of it all the way to the top reaching 50 meters above sea level affording a view of the city and its surroundings. On a sunny day and during spring this is the perfect destination to relax outdoors surrounded by nature.
Milano Verticale | UNA Esperienze and its terrace on the 13th floor
A 4* superior hotel with an international character whose taste is rooted in modern Milanese tradition while combining an eclectic mix of contemporary excellence in Italian fashion, design, creativity, food and wine. The access tower of the building on the corner of Via De Cristoforis, which extends onto Via Rosales, leads directly from Monte Grappa to Porta Nuova. Not only from the suites on the 12th floor, but also from the panoramic terrace on the 13th, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the entire Porta Nuova - Garibaldi. A view not to be missed and an opportunity to discover the beauty of the city from a different perspective. In total relaxation.
Dove soggiornare a Milano
Gruppo UNA offers various solutions to meet the needs of each and every one of its guests. If for your shopping weekend you wish to have an accommodation in the old city centre, you can choose between Maison Milano | UNA Esperienze, where luxury and elegance meet, only a few steps away from the Duomo, and UNAHOTELS Century Milano, an elegant suite hotel near Porta Nuova. If you are planning to visit Castello Sforzesco you could opt for UNAHOTELS Cusani Milano just nearby. In the heart of the city Milano Verticale | UNA Esperienze, whose rooms have been designed with a new concept by the Milanese studio of Tiziano Vudafieri and Claudio Saverino, as well as the rest of the interior spaces and the surrounding panorama. On the same street, tram number 10 connects the building directly to the city. Just a few steps away, the Porta Garibaldi railway and metro link makes the building extremely accessible.