The itinerary starts from Piazzale Cadorna, where the historic building of the Ferrovie Nord Milano Station may be seen. In the year 2000, the square underwent a significant urban restyling based on a project by architect Gae Aulenti, who decorated it with a shelter and set up a sculpture by the artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, reproducing a large needle, thread and knot, symbols of Milano's industriousness.
The first stop on this itinerary is Triennale. Keeping the railway station behind you, turn left to reach via Pietro Paleocapa. Here turn left again, taking the right sidewalk of the street, and walk for about 200 metres.
Cross via Jacini and further on via Gadio (pedestrian crossings with an audible warning device for the visually impaired). Continue along Viale Emilio Alemagna for about 300 meters until you reach Palazzo dell'Arte, home to Milano's Triennale.
This is an international cultural institution where art, design, architecture, fashion and cinema exhibitions, conferences and events are organized. Once the visit to the exhibition venue is over, a must-see is the installation known as The Mysterious Baths, created in 1973 by Giorgio De Chirico and located in the gardens at the back of Palazzo dell'Arte.
Leaving Triennale and keeping the main entrance behind you, walk along Viale Alemagna on your right and after 50 meters turn right onto Viale Luigi Camoens (with an average gradient between 4.6% and 7.2% in the last stretch). After about thirty meters, you will find on your left the entrance to the Branca Tower, designed by Cesare Chiodi and Gio Ponti and inaugurated in 1933. It is possible to get on top of the tower, from where the whole city can be admired: on clear days, you can see the foothills of the Alps.