Milan from above: top 6 best panoramic spots

Even from above, Milan fascinates with its unique skyline, made of high skyscrapers which stand out near historical places, and framed by the distant mountains profiles.

But where to go to observe the city from this perspective? Today we’re going to discover with you the top 6 best panoramic spots in Milan!

Duomo terraces 

Let’s start with the most famous panoramic spot in the city: many admire the Duomo from the square, but we suggest you to enter too, in order to discover its naves, and climb on it to reach its spires.

From the Duomo terraces you can observe all the city from above and, if the day is clear, you may have the opportunity to see the Alps in the distance.
Climb up at the end of the day to enjoy an unforgettable sunset: the marble turns red and the view all around is even more magical!

You can enter the Duomo terraces every day from 9 am to 7 pm, and you can choose whether to climb up by feet or on the elevator.

Highline Galleria

Remaining on the same district, you can find another panoramic view over the city: the Highline Galleria. It’s a 250-meter path suspended along the rooftops of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.

From here you can admire the cupola of the Galleria, the Duomo and the skyline of the city.

Do not miss the events and the initiatives organized in this suggestive place: here you can find the complete calendar!

Palazzo Lombardia

Palazzo Lombardia is the ideal place where enjoying a 360-view over the city. On the 39th floor, which is 161 meters above the ground, there is a Belvedere where you can admire an amazing view over Milan and the Alps.

The Belvedere opens to the public on Sunday and the entrance is free. Here you can check all the openings!

Torre Branca

Within the Parco Sempione you can climb on the Torre Branca, which was designed during the ‘30s by the architect Gio Ponti, on the occasion of the 5° Triennale Exhibition.

The climb on the tower, which is 108,6 meters high, is possible on a modern elevator which arrives directly onto the covered cabin of the belvedere.

Triennale terraces 

Near Torre Branca you will find another suggestive panoramic point: even if they are less high than the Torre Branca, the terraces of the Triennale Museum boast a great view over the skyscrapers and the green areas of the Garibaldi district.


Near the Stazione Centrale you will find the Grattacielo Pirelli, known by many as the “Pirellone”.

Built at the end of the ‘50s by Gio Ponti, is now the seat of the Regional Council of Lombardy. With its height (127 meters), the Pirellone has been the highest building of Milan for over a century, becoming a real symbol of the city.

The Pirellone isn’t open to the public normally, but, on the occasion of the “Giornate di Primavera” by FAI, on March 24th – 25th it will be possible to enter the Belvedere on the 31st floor to admire the city from above.

Where would you like to admire our city from? We’ll be waiting for you at Hotel Cavour: our staff will give you all the indications to reach these amazing panoramic spots!

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