Torre Branca

Torre Branca ("Branca Tower") is an iron panoramic tower located in Parco Sempione, the main city park of Milan. It is 108.6 m high, which makes it the sixth highest structure in Milan. The top of the tower is a panoramic point whose view, on a clear day, may encompass the Milan cityline as well as the Alps, the Apennines, and part of the Po Valley. The tower was designed by architect Gio Ponti and inaugurated in 1933, in the Fascist era during the 5th edition of the Milan Triennial. It was originally named "Torre Littoria" after fascio littorio, i.e., the fasces. After World War II it was renamed "Torre del Parco" ("park tower").