- The planets and stars on the façade
- The 30s skyline of Milan painted around the vault
Milan Planetarium is the largest and most important planetarium in Italy. Seen from the outside it looks like a neoclassic temple. Inside, instead, the Planetarium is totally unexpected and is certainly worth a visit.
Established in 1930, it has been working since then. Sitting on the original rotating wooden chairs looking at the 20 metres high vault, transforming itself into a huge heavens with moving planets and stars is like experiencing some archeological science experiment, but when Ulrico Hoepli, the Swiss patron who had the Planetarium designed by architect Piero Portaluppi, gave it to the city of Milan, this was pure vanguard.
Don’t miss the painted skyline of Milan in the 30s all around the vault: you’ll discover an unsuspected city also featuring several industrial chimneys.
Want to feel like “on another planet”, take a selfie either in front of the Planetarium façade catching the painted planets and stars you like best.
The Planetarium schedule is very rich and changes from month to month. See it updated on their website (in Italian)