Sempione park is a vast green space very close to the Castello Sforzesco. The English landscape park was established between 1890 and 1893. This large city park in Milan, established in 1888, it has an overall area of 38.6 hectares, and it is located in the historic center of the city, inside the Zone 1 administrative division.
The park is adjacent to the gardens of the Sforza Castle and to the Arch of Peace, two of the main landmarks of Milan. The very design of the park, due to architect Emilio Alemagna, was conceived with the intent of creating panoramic views encompassing both monuments. A third prominent monument of Parco Sempione is the Palazzo dell’Arte (“Palace of Art”), built in 1933 and designed by Giovanni Muzio, which currently houses the Triennale di Milano art expo.
In the park are Arena Civica, the public aquarium, the Torre Branca tower and the X Triennial Pavilion (1954) that has been converted into a public library.