Parco Sempione - English Garden in Romantic Style
- Relax in Parco Sempione
Behind the Castello Sforzesco castle there is the large city park Parco Sempione (Simplon Park), which has been designed due to architect Emilio Alemagna as an English garden in a romantic style.
Width ways, large meadows, playgrounds and ponds offer recreation and relaxation, cafes and places to relax.
The park has been created in 1893 and in 2003 has get a renovation. To almost 40 hectares of greenery between the castle and the Arch of Peace, which are interrupted by ponds and water poor, you can find peace and relaxation in the green pulmonary of Milan.
The park is a popular meeting place for young and old. In summer outdoor concerts and exhibitions are held in the park.
Opening times Sempione Park
- In the winter months Monday to Sunday: 7.00 a.m. -6.00 p.m.
- In the summer months Monday to Sunday: 7.00 a.m. -7.00 p.m.
- admission free
ARCO DELLA PACE - Arch of Pease
- Park Sempione and Peace Arch Arco della Pace
1807, under the rule of Napoleon in Milan, the works at the triumphal arch had been started and abandoned after the fall of Napoleon. Only 1838 the triumphal arch could be completed.
The bronze statues on the monument are: the Sestriga "Minerva of Peace" from Abbondio Sangiorgio and and the "four winners on the horse" by Giovanni Putti.
Arco della Pace
TORRE BRANCA - Branca Tower
The 108.60-meter-high steel tower Torre Branca, built by architect Gio Ponti, was inaugurated in 1933. It was closed in 1972 and reopened for visitors in 2002 after a complete reconstruction.
By elevator you can go up to the observation deck and enjoy a panoramic view over Milan.
- Torre Branca and Triennale
TRIENNALE Design Museum
Exhibitions of Italian Design, Viale Alemagna 6: The Art palace “Palazzo dell'Arte” in the Sempione Park hosts exhibitions of Italian design as well as temporary exhibitions of design and modern art.
1933 the Biennial, formerly located at Monza, was moved to Milan on request of the textile entrepreneur Antonio Bernocchi. He had determined in his will to dedicate his inheritance for the interaction between industry, production and applied art. Also thanks to this foundation Italy has been a world leader of modern industrial design.
Triennale Design Museum
ARENA CIVICA, Viale Comizi di Lione
The architect Luigi Canonica created in 1807 a sports complex in a neoclassical style in form of a classical Roman amphitheater. In its history, the arena was as a theater, racecourse and in the early of the 20th Century it was used as the stadium of the football club FC Internazionale. Named after the journalist Gianni Brera in 2002, Arena is now used for events and public viewing.
- Arena Civica
The aquarium was built for the Universal Exhibition in 1906 in Art Nouveau style as a pavilion in the Parco Sempione. The aquarium houses since 1908 aquatic species from the Italian see and it is the third oldest aquarium in Europe.