Torre Branca
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
How to get there
  • Cadorna • 9 min walk
  • Lanza • 10 min walk
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  • Anra
    Island of Malta, Malta8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views
    Great views from the top, needless to say. But even though you purchase the ticket in advance you have to wait after all the people who happen to have arrived before you. It is understandable that 6 persons go up at a time, but when booking it can be organized better to avoid time waiting. Then after you spend all that time waiting, the guard rushes you down and you don’t actually spend approximately 10 minutes up there.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written October 10, 2023
  • Rebecca G
    Shrewsbury, United Kingdom10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    So worth it for the view!
    After seeing the tower featured on a travel show we were keen to visit. The views are amazing and we were lucky enough to go up on a really clear day so could see for miles! Few tips- - Check the opening hours as it isn’t open all day every day. - Arrive as close as you can to opening time if you want to get on quickly. We arrived 15 mins before the scheduled opening and waited 30 mins. Those arriving soon after us had a 90 minute wait.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written January 6, 2024
  • Tracy R
    14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit if nearby the attraction.
    We originally had a booking for 16.00, I rang on the off chance that we could visit earlier and the guide was very helpful. He opened the attraction 2 hours early !! It’s a little tricky to find, as it’s tucked away behind the museum of modern art, although you can see it from quite a way away !! The Guide took us up in the lift and was very chatty, explaining many things and telling us about the views. The time went very quickly - just enough time to get some photos (6-7 mins total). The views weren’t bad, but it had been pouring with rain, therefore quite cloudy, we didn’t see the Alps or Pyrenees, but pretty good views of Milan none the less!!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written February 24, 2024
  • tinylass
    Sheffield, United Kingdom5,803 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent views from very high up
    Tall metal tower in Parco Sempione that cost only a few euros to go up. It was not very wide, but it was very tall and felt like we were travelling up in the lift for ages! Only a few people go up at once with a member of staff and they give your around 5 minutes to see the view then take you back down. For the price the view was definitely worth it as you could see for miles in all directions.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 15, 2024
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Amy D
London, UK287 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This was a really under-rated attraction in the city, it was very quiet and the views from the top were incredible. The highest viewpoint in the city, although you can't really see the Duomo from there. Would recommend as it was really cheap to buy the tickets online. You get 10 minutes at the top which is just enough time to take photos and look out at the different angles. Very close to Sforza Castle too.
Written February 13, 2023
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Anra
Island of Malta, Malta8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Great views from the top, needless to say. But even though you purchase the ticket in advance you have to wait after all the people who happen to have arrived before you. It is understandable that 6 persons go up at a time, but when booking it can be organized better to avoid time waiting. Then after you spend all that time waiting, the guard rushes you down and you don’t actually spend approximately 10 minutes up there.
Written October 10, 2023
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Jason H
Branson, MO22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
I attempted to enter the Torre Branca on October 13, 2021. I showed the employee at the ticket desk my CDC vaccination card issued in the United States and he said he only accepts the green pass or a negative covid test. I explained that Italian law specifically states that this CDC card is acceptable proof that I have been vaccinated. I also said that I have been to numerous museums and restaurants without any issues. He continued stating that he only accepts the green pass. I would suggest that the employees at this establishment be more informed of their laws concerning proof of vaccination.

If you are from the US and don’t have a green pass, don’t waste your time visiting this attraction.
Written October 13, 2021
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SvenDL
Erembodegem, Belgium27 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Booked Torre Branca Admission Ticket in advance via official site (FareHarbor). There’s actually no need as you still need to register at the cashier who gives you a sequence number to enter the elevator. When I showed my confirmation mail, the cashier ‘accidentally’ deleted it by swiping it to the left, as if he didn’t know what he was doing. No apologies whatsoever, luckily the confirmation was still in my deleted items, otherwise I did not have any proof of payment. The view from the top is not that impressive as everything is behind glass. Better to avoid this tourist trap run by arrogant men.
Written April 14, 2024
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david l
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
I scheduled a time and was anticipating the experience. When I arrived it was closed due to technical problems. I understand those things occur but i could have spent the time touring other places if I had been notified anytime that day. I wrote them to remind them I am due a refund and they responded and confirmed. I would have enjoyed it...if you go be sure it is open at your time !!
Written October 25, 2022
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tinylass
Sheffield, UK5,803 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Tall metal tower in Parco Sempione that cost only a few euros to go up. It was not very wide, but it was very tall and felt like we were travelling up in the lift for ages! Only a few people go up at once with a member of staff and they give your around 5 minutes to see the view then take you back down. For the price the view was definitely worth it as you could see for miles in all directions.
Written April 15, 2024
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Rebecca G
Shrewsbury, UK10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
After seeing the tower featured on a travel show we were keen to visit.
The views are amazing and we were lucky enough to go up on a really clear day so could see for miles!
Few tips-
- Check the opening hours as it isn’t open all day every day.
- Arrive as close as you can to opening time if you want to get on quickly. We arrived 15 mins before the scheduled opening and waited 30 mins. Those arriving soon after us had a 90 minute wait.
Written January 6, 2024
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ttvvuu
Hamburg342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Couples
Finally we made it to the top! On our previous visits to Milan the Torre was always closed.
This time we booked our tix online. At arrival we had to leave our names and our temperature was taken (due to the Covid pandemic). Only 2 people plus the guide take the elevator which is great. Awesome views of the city, very nice guide who explained a lot about the buildings and the history. We had plenty of time to take pictures.
Torre Branca is a Must for any visitor of Milan! Highly recommended! And at €6 per ticket reasonably priced.
Written June 25, 2020
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy31,964 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Solo
Inside the Sempione Park , after the restarted of tourism stopped for coronavirus, you must go up to the tower Branca and have a superb view of the city.
The tower was built in 1933 in the fascist era during the 5th edition of Milan Triennial on design of architect Gio Ponti
Written January 2, 2021
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Macduff83
Nice, France190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Family
Having just paid 28Euros to go up the Duomo with the family and been somewhat disappointed with the views, this was a spectacular trip. 4Eur a pop to take the glass elevator up to the viewing platform 109m above Milan.
This provides a wonderful 360 degree panorama of Milan and the Alps beyond. Trip last a little over 10 minutes, but it's enough to go up and enjoy the best views of the sprawling city.
Written August 13, 2013
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