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Alien building in Milan

Torre Velasca sounds a vary strange and unusual building in the core of Milano metropolitan area... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2018
London, United Kingdom
An eyesore in a beautiful city

Every city has a carbuncle building and this is Milans! Milan is such a beautiful city and I... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2016
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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1 Mar 2018
“Alien building in Milan”
8 Nov 2017
“Strange building”
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Torre Velasca sounds a vary strange and unusual building in the core of Milano metropolitan area. Its style doesn't match with anything else in the city and make it sound like an alien building in the town! I can't say which kind of style is...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank marioglobetrotter
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

One of the most strange buildings in Milan. Not really sure what was desired effect of the architect, but it looks rather odd, and not in sync with anything around.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank aleksandar1s
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This tower guided me back to my hotel more then once. I would not call it pretty, but go and look. the story of the tower is placed next to it.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank fritsez2018
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Not something that can be avoided whilst in Milan. Greeted to this eyesore each morning from my room in Uptown Palace Hotel. Only saving grace was if we were lost we could look for this on the skyline and find ourway back to the hotel.

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank paulkay62
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Every city has a carbuncle building and this is Milans! Milan is such a beautiful city and I cannot understand why this was ever built......... We saw this from both the bus tour and from the Duomo rooftop. This cannot be visited as it is...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank sarahpWiltshire
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Certificates of its architects should be revoked!.. Could be the ugliest structure ive ever seen. Eye irritation may occur, if happens seek medical help..

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank doras09
Reviewed 12 June 2015

A strange building that can be seen from the terrace of the Dome.As I know is just an appartment building,it can't be visited.Not beautiful nor ugly.Just unusual.

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank zuv
Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

Just could not be worse: the ugliest architecture possible. How someone came up with an idea to make this gloomy eyesore a neighbor of magnificent Milan Cathedral is beyond my understanding. It does not remind a medieval castle at all...I am seriously hoping that the...More

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 8 December 2013

No need to get near it (and it is under repair now), better view when seen from some distance, e.g. Duomo roof.

Date of experience: September 2013
1  Thank Aleksandr S
Reviewed 22 March 2013

I think it is an interesting building. Maybe not the most beautyful in Milan, but it is special kind of architecture.

Date of experience: February 2013
Thank Karel_Jelinek
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