Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

About Milan

Milan, the capital of Lombardy, has a population of 1.3 million people.  It is the biggest industrial city of  Italy with many  different industrial  sectors.  It is a magnetic point for designers, artists, photographers and models.  

Milan has an ancient city centre with high and interesting buildings and palaces, which is why so many people from all over the world want to see the city of glamour. Milan offers a big variety of buildings, monuments and museums. Most of them, as Duomo Cathedral, are close to the Catholic University campus. The Cathedral is the third largest church in the world.  It is overall  made of marble,  with  immense statues,  arches, pillars, pinnacles. From the roof you can experience a beautiful panorama of the city.  

Santa Maria delle Grazie was built between 1466 and 1490 and modified by Bramante. In the Refectory there is one of the most famous paintings of Leonardo da Vinci: the “Last Supper”.  

Milan has many historic palazzos like the Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace) which is situated in the south side of Piazza Duomo.  

The Sforza Castle is one of the symbols of Milan together with the Madonnina and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Adjacent to the Sforza Castle and to the Arch of Peace is located Parco Sempione:  it is a large city park in Milan with an overall area of 38.6 hectares, perfect to relax a busy conference day. All those sights together  are just few reasons  for  a visit, and can  be easily reached from  the university walking or by bus, subway and tram. Because of its strategic position, it’s possible to reach various places from Milan as Brescia, Lake Maggiore, Lake Como, Bergamo. 


Accessibility of Milan 

Top attractions in Milan 

General easy map

General information 


Main monuments 

Museums and Galleries 


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