The Tower takes its name from the square where it was built: Piazza Velasca, named in honor of Juan Fernandez de Velasco who was governor of Milan three times between 1592 and 1612.


alla Scala
The Nuovo Regio Ducal Teatro alla Scala, known simply as Teatro alla Scala and colloquially called La Scala, is Milan’s main opera house. Considered one of the most prestigious theatres in the world, it has been hosting the main artists in the international field of opera, ballet and classical music for 244 years.


Galleria Vittorio Emanuele

Nicknamed the “salon of Milan,” built in neo-Renaissance style, it is among the most famous examples of European Cast-iron architecture and is the archetype of the commercial gallery of the nineteenth century. Simply called “the Gallery” by the Milanese, it is considered one of the world’s first examples of shopping centers.



Symbol of the Lombard capital and located in the square of the same name in the center of the metropolis, it is dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente. It is the largest church in Italy, the third in the world by area, and sixth by volume. Contrary to what one may think, despite its large size, the interior of the Duomo di Milano is incredibly hospitable.


Piazza Affari

Commonly known as Piazza Affari, it is one of Milan’s main squares, adjacent to Piazza Cordusio and not far from Piazza Duomo. Symbol not only of Milan’s economy but also of Italian financial activities, the piazza is mainly known for the presence of the Milan Stock Exchange, home of the national financial market, established here on January 16, 1808.


University of Milan

Founded in 1923, it is also known as UniMi or La Statale, and is one of the most prestigious Italian universities. The headquarters is located in the Renaissance building of Ca’ Granda, built by the Duke of Milan Francesco Sforza. The University of Milan is relatively young on the Italian university scene, as Milan historically turned to the University of Pavia, founded in the fourteenth century.


Church of San Bernardino alle Ossa

Located in Piazza Santo Stefano and dating back to 1127, in the past as it was also referred to as San Bernardino ai Morti. The church is known for its ossuary chapel, with walls largely covered with bones that form real decorations, and where the sense of the macabre blends properly with the grace of the rococo.


San Babila

Located in the historic center of Milan, it is connected to the Duomo via Corso Vittorio Emanuele II. San Babila has long been the favorite meeting point of Milan’s elite. A large part of its architecture dates back to the 1930s and takes its name from the Basilica of San Babila.



In the city center, so called because the district is surrounded by four prestigious streets: Via Monte Napoleone, Via Manzoni, Via della Spiga and Corso Venezia. A favorite destination for shopping enthusiasts and the heart of Milan Fashion Week events, the area contains shops of the most important fashion brands, ateliers, studios and showrooms that all attract tourists from around the world.


La Rinascente

Born as a shop, in 1917 Senator Borletti took over ownership and entrusted poet Gabriele D’Annunzio with creating its new name. Thus La Rinascente was born, a name the poet suggested to symbolize the store’s rebirth. The announced goal was a “democratic” approach to luxury, to attract both upper- and middle-class customers. The store in Milan’s Piazza Duomo boasts more than 150 years of history in the international and world trade. Every year, the store presents countless initiatives and all the latest fashions to the public.


Piazza Cordusio

Located at was once the court of the Lombard dukes, and then Curia Ducis and “Cordusio,” Milan’s financial center. It later served as the seat of various financial institutions. Since 2010, with the transfer of the banks to the new skyscrapers of Porta Nuova and the Citylife Project, the square has become the center of the city’s social and commercial life.


M3 Missori stop

Stazione Centrale

10 minutes by subway

Linate Airport

23 minutes by car

Malpensa Airport

1 hour by car

la location

The importance of where

The Tower takes its name from the square where it was built: Piazza Velasca, named in honor of Juan Fernandez de Velasco who was governor of Milan three times between 1592 and 1612.
While the square is somewhat secluded, it is located in the center of the city. Only a few minutes away on foot from the Duomo, it shares the subway station of the most important building complex of the University of Milan. Just get off and back on at the Missori stop on the Yellow line, and you reach in this part of Milan that so perfectly sums up the city’s spirit. In the area you’ll find that the monuments, restaurants, shopping, showrooms and even the University are the opening notes of a kind of architectural and urban symphony with Torre Velasca as its climax.
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1. Duomo

7 minutes on foot

2. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele

8 minutes on foot

3. Teatro alla Scala

12 minutes on foot

4. Museo del Novecento

7 minutes on foot

5. Brera

20 minutes on foot

6. Castello Sforzesco

19 minutes on foot

7. La Triennale

28 minutes on foot

8. Università Statale

5 minutes on foot

9. Università Cattolica

18 minutes on foot

10. Navigli

26 minutes on foot

11. Anfiteatro

14 minutes on foot

12. Terme di Milano

16 minutes on foot


13. La Rinascente

8 minutes on foot

14. Piazza Cordusio

11 minutes on foot

15. Corso Vittorio Emanuele

10 minutes on foot

16. Milan Fashion district

15 minutes on foot

17. Porta Romana

26 minutes on foot

18. Piazza San Babila

12 minutes on foot

19 Tortona

34 minutes on foot

20. Design District

33 minutes on foot


21. Duomo Metro Station (Yellow & Red)

7 minutes on foot

22. Missori Metro Station (Yellow)

0 minutes on foot

23. Tram 12, 16, 19, 24, autobus 54, 73

2 minutes on foot

24. Stazione Centrale

14 minutes by subway

25. Stazione Garibaldi

14 minutes by subway

26. Stazione Cadorna

11 minutes by subway

27. Malpensa Airport

53 minutes by car

28. Linate Airport

19 minutes by car


29. Giardini della Guastalla

9 minutes on foot

30. Giardini Indro Montanelli

21 minutes on foot

31. Giardino della Villa Belgiojoso Bonaparte

20 minutes on foot

32. Parco Sempione

25 minutes on foot