Empress Maria Theresa’s favourite architect Giuseppe Piermarini gave this town hall and Visconti palace a neoclassical overhaul in the...
Museo del Novecento
Overlooking Piazza del Duomo, with fabulous views of the cathedral, is Mussolini's Arengario , from where he would harangue huge crowds...
Chiesa di Santa Maria Presso di San Satiro
Here’s an escape from the Zara/Benneton/H&M maelstrom. Ludovico Sforza saw potential in this little church built on top of the...
It’s caipirinhas (Brazilian cachaça-and-lime based cocktail) and chill-out in this fashionable corner bar with red backlit shelves...
The 3rd-floor bistro of the Museo del Novecento offers extraordinary views over the duomo . The artful decor combines beaux-arts...
Piazza Velasca · interesting places nearby
Torre Velasca information
Studio BBPR’s 1958 skyscraper outdoes 1980s Memphis in the postmodern quoting stakes. The top-heavy tower camply tilts at Castello Sforzesco and the Duomo’s lovely buttresses. Slightly sinister, ever so sci-fi and cleverly maximising use of available footprint, it’s Lombard to the core. Sadly, apart from the foyer, it’s currently as unbreachable as the medieval fortresses it emulates.