Torre Velasca

Torre Velasca, Milan: Address, Phone Number, Torre Velasca Reviews: 3.5/5

Torre Velasca
3.5
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The area
Address
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
  • Missori • 2 min walk
  • Duomo • 6 min walk
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3.5
216 reviews
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42
Very good
62
Average
59
Poor
23
Terrible
30

Mark E
London, UK50 contributions
Ugly blot on the landscape
Sep 2020 • Friends
It is certainly impressive, and imposing, but let's be honest it's not pretty! You can see it from all around the city (even from my hotel room - see pic) so no need to "visit" it... and sooner or later when lost in the confusing network of streets that make up Milan you will find yourself confronted by it.
Written 7 September 2020
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,213 contributions
Unmissable
Sep 2019 • Family
Rather divided are opinions about this building, but you can hardly be indifferent about this unmissable structure.
Written 14 December 2019
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tintinfan2013
London, UK624 contributions
Must for fans of brutalism
Sep 2019 • Couples
Anyone interested in architecture or brutalism should spend some time visiting the Torre Velasca. Great to see from the outside close up- just a shame you can’t go inside.
Written 22 September 2019
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy25,290 contributions
Beloved and hated
Sep 2019 • Solo
Modern interpretation of the Torre del Filarete present at the Sforza castle , the skyscraper takes the name of the Spanish governor Juan Fernandez de Velasco to whom the square where it was built after the bombings of the second war that destroyed most of the ancient buildings in the square.
Immediately after its construction it was immediately hated by the citizens who considered it monstrous, with the passing of the years the hatred turned into love.
I like it.
Written 4 September 2019
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,382 contributions
Elephant in a dollhouse.
Jun 2019
When we took part in the Duomo and rooftop tour, I noticed this giant clunky tower that somehow didn't fit into the cityscape. It was as if a nuclear bomb had been thrown into the city, and now it's mushroom cloud was emerging on the horizon. Later on, I had a closer look and found it more disturbing than the Palazzo Lombardy or Torre Hadid since I can see their class, their charm and accept them. Don’t ask me why, since I don’t know the answer. Anyway, this is a matter of individual judgment. As an architectural solution, it is brilliant, and within its own confines is not only gripping but also beautiful,- I admit that- but despite that, it is unsuitable in Milan, just like a miner's helmet in a theatre. It would do a miracle in a major American city, but not here — something like putting a Yucca in a bed of daffodils, hyacinths, and tulips.
Written 2 September 2019
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Trav3lingR
California11 contributions
2br/1.5ba with kitchen: great view and location
Jul 2019 • Family
Torre Velasca is something of a landmark in Milan. It is the tallest in central Milan. Our first night in Italy we stayed here in a 1300 sq ft 2br/1.5ba unit. Loved the view of the city from the 20th floor corner unit and enjoyed coffee on the balcony. We stayed in unit M. The location was just a few hundred meters from the Duomo and main piazza making it easy even in our jet lagged state to walk out and have a nice dinner, see the Duomo and get a gelato. The unit is decorated in a contemporary style. The bathrooms were updated, but in the original 50’s style pink and green tiles, and the shower is a corded shower spray over a tub with no curtain or glass walls. The bathrooms are cute, but not luxurious. There is a modern small working kitchenette, dining table, and even a washing machine. Parking is convenient in an underground parking garage. The wifi worked very well. I enjoyed this stay and small taste of Milan’s history. It was a nice alternative to the tried and true big luxury hotels.
Written 15 July 2019
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mariarita p
Milan, Italy24,405 contributions
High building
May 2019 • Solo
Torre Velasca is an high building in the city center of Milan, it has 26 floors. It was built approx in 1959. It was built by by the BBPR architectural partnership, in Milan, Italy: BBPR: is an acronym from the name of its designers: Gian Luigi Banfi, Lodovico Barbiano di Belgiojoso, Enrico Peressutti and Ernesto Nathan Rogers.
Even if Banfi was already died when the building was completed.
It is very interesting
Written 10 May 2019
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marioglobetrotter
London, UK11 contributions
Alien building in Milan
Dec 2017 • Solo
Torre Velasca sounds a vary strange and unusual building in the core of Milano metropolitan area. Its style doesn't match with anything else in the city and make it sound like an alien building in the town!
I can't say which kind of style is made by, maybe a temptative to be a modern rules-breaker and innovative creation by the architect....but I'm not so sure he has reach his scope!
Anyway, I think it has a sort of hidden charm and I've been interested in visit it (only outside, inside I mean there are only offices).
Written 2 March 2018
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,213 contributions
Strange building
Sep 2017 • Couples
One of the most strange buildings in Milan. Not really sure what was desired effect of the architect, but it looks rather odd, and not in sync with anything around.
Written 8 November 2017
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Fritse Z
Lystrup, Denmark636 contributions
Interesting !
Sep 2017 • Solo
This tower guided me back to my hotel more then once. I would not call it pretty, but go and look. the story of the tower is placed next to it.
Written 7 September 2017
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