If you can’t spend a night out during the weekdays because you have to go to school, come and visit the planetarium on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 3pm till 4.30pm… Do you want to see the projection of a starry sky?

Here, in this beautiful building, you can find a hall with a huge planetarium at its centre – specially made to bewitch grown-ups and children staring the sky! The ticket office opens half an hour before the star show, but don’t worry, this is a round-shaped room so that you will have the same view from any seat… We advise you to come here only if you are 6 at least, otherwise you can easily get bored and you could annoy the other visitors in this dark and silent hall… Afterwards, there will be a meeting where you will learn many interesting things, but since every time the subject changes, we advise you to get informed in advance!!!

In the dark you will also see Milan skyline as it used to be almost 50 years ago, when the Planetarium was built, quite different from now… What are you waiting for? If you are curious and courageous enough to face the dark you will surely love it!

Whether after looking at the stars you may want to have a walk around, just remember that close by there is the Civic Museum of Natural History, the oldest public museum in Milan… Otherwise, if it is lunchtime or you want to grab a bite, we advise you some places right nearby such as Bar Bianco, close to the playground…

Either for lunch or a quick bite, at the corner of Via Conservatorio and Corso Monforte you will find Caveja Piadinerie, a small place, very clean and cheap take-away, or Latteria Carlon just beyond Via Salvini arch, where you will be able to eat a traditional Milanese dish in an ancient ambiance preserving its authentic atmosphere.

If is it a pleasant spring day and you want to have a snack while sitting on the park, in Via Salvini 3, you can taste the artisan products of an excellent bakery/patisserie owned by A. Giordano, while, if you want to have a packed lunch but you haven’t brought your sandwiches, you can find Zoppi&Gallotti delicatessen shop: quite pricy as for delicatessen, yet perfect for a cheap and high-quality ham sandwich!

While taking a stroll around after your lunch or snack, don’t forget to have a look – in via dei Cappuccini 3 – between the railings… You will feel to be in a small Caribbean island. Indeed – among the lush foliage – you can spot a beautiful pink flamingos colony that, with the passing of time, have adapted to Milan climate: they safely breed and they are not afraid of humans anymore because they are used to be spied on by passers-by for many many years!

200 meters far from here, in via Serbelloni 10, you can see a strange and huge marble ear that – hear ye – was used almost 100 years ago as a doorbell thanks to the propagation of sound… Alas, to date this sculpture is the only hint survived!

USEFUL INFORMATION

c/o Giardini Pubblici “Indro Montanelli”

www.comune.milano.it

telephone: 02.88463340

Opening times:
Open from Monday to Friday from 9am till 1pm
During the week: open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9pm till 11pm
During the weekend: open on Saturdays and Sundays from 3pm till 4.30pm

price:
Full price € 3
Half price € 1.50 euro (over 65 and university students)
Schools or groups only upon booking

How to get there:
tram line 1-9
tube line M1 Palestro

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