Taking in the spectacular view of Milan by night is an unforgettable experience, and one that is very different from viewing Milan by day. At night time, you will view a glittering panorama of lights making up the futuristic outlines of the skyscrapers in the commercial district and the floodlit historical buildings. There are several places in Milan where you can experience this incredible view.
The Branca Tower
The Branca Tower is located in Sempione Park. It was built in 1933 for the 5th Triennale. Declared unsafe in 1972, it was reopened in 2002 and has become one of Milan’s most popular attractions. The views from the tower include nearby Sforza Castle and the Duomo. It is open Tuesday – Sunday and opening times include an 8.30pm – midnight slot to make the most of the night time views. Holders of a MilanoCard can visit the Branca Tower at a 20% discount with some lucky holders entering each day for free.
The rooftop of Milan’s spectacular gothic cathedral provides a historic setting to watch the sun go down over Milan and the city light up. A visit to the rooftop terrace is usually high on any visitor’s list of things to do in Milan, and offers the chance to walk among the pinnacles and admire the views of the city. In the summer months, the roof terrace is open until 9.45pm, making it an idyllic place to enjoy a pre-dinner walk.
Make your way to the rooftop of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Milan’s most elegant shopping arcade, for stunning views over Milan every day until 11pm. Holders of the City Pass can enter at a 20% discount. If you are in Milan in June, enjoy a particularly magical night time experience on Sunday evenings when the Night of the Lights takes place and the Galleria is illuminated by light-up balloons in a myriad of colours which pulse with the beat of music.
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