I finally did it. After having it on my wishlist for more than a year, I finally went to check out the Belvedere viewpoint at Palazzo Lombardia (the building of the Lombardy Region) in Milan. Thanks to an initiative organized with Expo last year, the Region has decided to open the 39th floor of this building to public visits, in the Gioia area. The view from up there is literally breath-taking, as you can see by the photos I managed to take. The sky was not very clear that day unfortunately, but I hope you get more luck. On a sunny day and with clear sky you really get to see any area of Milan, from the Duomo to the San Siro stadium, from the Bosco Verticale building, to the Unicredit tower and the Alps: in other words, a unique panoramic view!
When and where? Every Sunday from 10am to 6pm, at the Palazzo Lombardia building (green metro line at the Gioia stop) and go up with the elevator. The entrance is free and you don’t need to make a reservation. In addition to the beautiful view, if you’d like, at the ground floor you can visit the ‘Colonne dell’Arte’ room with artworks by emerging artists. This area is close by the Isola district too, so you can have a nice walk there (here are my favourite places in the area!). Enjoy!
PALAZZO LOMBARDIA – Entrance from Nucleo NP
Piazza Città di Lombardia, corner via Restelli
Open to public every Sunday from 10am to 6pm
Read the original article on Conosco un Posto. This English version was translated by Tamara Ilic.