The Arengario is made up of two twin buildings both looking on to Piazza del Duomo, thus catching the eye of those who exit the Galleria. In the middle there is Via Marconi, leading to Piazza Diaz, like a “door” dividing the old city and the new one. Looking beyond this imaginary door you can see a tall building on the back of Piazza Diaz, known for its Terrazza Martini – on the 15 floor – which has been for more that 60 years a symbol of the city.

Lots of VIPs – maybe too old for you yet very well known to your parents and grandparents – had a drink here (you can have your coke as well!).
Actors, actresses, champions and the list goes on! Always looking from Via Marconi, on the left, you will spot another symbol of Milan, Torre Velasca, a famous palace dating back to the 60s, inspired by the story of the city: some state that it looks like the Torre del Filarete of Castello Sforzesco, others – a little bit more critically – dubbed it the “Tower with the braces”. What a weird name, don’t you think so?

Now let’s go back to us and to the Arengario.
One of those two buildings – the one closer to Palazzo Reale – is the Museo del ‘900.
It has been open for a few years and it is really beautiful! Furthermore, here you will always find exhibitions and labs suitable for you, try to collect more info. Children are welcome here, and it is very important for you to understand – from a very early age – all the works of art through your emotions. All the rooms are very bright and even though there are no exhibitions, the view is worth the visit! Just stop by!


Piazza del Duomo, Milan
how to get there:
tube line M1 Duomo
tram lines 2, 3, 14, 16, 24, 27