We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Torre Velasca

Piazza Velasca, 5, Milan, Italy (Centro Storico)
Improve this listing
Ranked #302 of 367 Attractions in Milan
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Attraction details

Hotels near Torre Velasca

Write a Review

71 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

No need to get near it (and it is under repair now), better view when seen from some distance, e.g. Duomo roof.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

I think it is an interesting building. Maybe not the most beautyful in Milan, but it is special kind of architecture.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milan, Italy
12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Not sure why this is even listed as a place to visit. It's an office / apartment building. I used to work in one of the offices in this building. Nothing to see here.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Milan, Italy
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
38 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

It's one of the most famous building in Milan. Honestly I hate it, it's ugly and this year it has been elected as one of theugliest buildings in the world (finally).

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pero, Italy
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
50 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Torre Velasca can't be accused of being pretty or elegant. It's a 300-odd-foot mushroom-shaped skyscraper (pretty tall by local standards), which was designed and built in the Fifties by a group of architects who were fascinated by the shape of medieval castles. Look at the lower half of the central tower of Castello Sforzesco and you'll see the resemblance. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

Not much to see in this ugly tower that's supposed to be inspired by medieval Tuscan towers.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Torre Velasca also viewed


Been to Torre Velasca? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing