Location

 

Conference venue: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Address: L.go Gemelli, 1 - 20123 Milan, Italy

The conference will be hosted by the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, well known in the world for its beautiful location, its academic research and several international conferences held here. Designed by Renaissance architect Donato Bramante in the 16th century, the University is part of the former monastery of St. Ambrose Basilica located in the heart of the historic city center where Renaissance architecture sits alongside significant historic monuments.

Milan - the second largest city in Italy by population with 1,380,800 residents - is a cosmopolitan city, universally recognized as the financial capital of Italy, the world’s fashion and design capital, and one of the main cultural centers of northern Italy. It is also the most connected Italian city with the rest of the world. Each person can find what she/he is looking for, because Milan is eclectic and offers many options for both business and pleasure.

The city offers several touristic attractions (e.g., Sforzesco Castel, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper”, Navigli) and a rich variety of historical buildings, churches and abbeys, museums, restaurants, and 11 world-class universities. Visitors can visit and explore many historical sites walking around the city and keeping a lookout for tourist information panels equipped by a code that – once scanned – will translate the information into different languages. To browse the cultural and artistic heritage of Milan, visit Yesmilano (the official touristic web site), use VisitMilano (the City’s official free app) and download the "Guide to the City of Milan".

HOW TO GET TO MILANO

Milano is serviced by three international airports airports: Malpensa (MXP), Linate (LIN) and Bergamo Orio al Serio (BGY) that support frequent domestic and international flights. For detailed information about Linate and Malpensa airports please visit https://www.milanairports.com/en; about Bergamo Orio al Serio airport please visit https://www.milanbergamoairport.it/en/

MILAN MALPENSA AIRPORT:

It is the largest and most important international and intercontinental airport in northern Italy and is located 48 km northwest of Milan. It consists of 2 terminals. Please remember to check which terminal your plane will be landing at or leaving from.
Several services provide connections between this airport and the center of town:
1)The “Malpensa Express” train (with a train every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, between 4:27am and 00:20am), to/from the center of Milan in about 30 minutes: Cadorna (Metro Line 1 Red and 2 Green), walking distance to our campus (10 minutes approximately), or Centrale (Metro Line 3 Yellow) and Garibaldi (Metro Line 2 Green). For time tables and tickets please click here.
2) Shuttle bus services to/from the Central Railway Station, operated by three bus lines (Terravision, Malpensa Bus Express -Autostradale and Malpensa Shuttle-Air Pullman) every 20/30 minutes. Tickets available also on board. More information on bus lines and time table here.
3) Taxi services are available and can be found at ARRIVALS, ground floor, exit 6 in Terminal 1 and exit 4 in Terminal 2. Fixed fare Milan/Malpensa is € 95.

LINATE AIRPORT:

Linate airport is just outside the city at a distance of only 7 km. There are two main connections from the airport to the city:
1)ATM urban bus line 73, from and to the city centre (running approx. every 10 minutes throughout the day, First journey: 05:03am, Last journey: 01:06am), final stop in Milan Duomo M1 - M3 (Piazza Diaz). Ticket price: € 2
2) Shuttle bus services to/from the Central Railway Station are available at Linate to connect the air terminal to the Central Station and Fiera Milano city. More information on bus lines and time table here .Tickets available also on board.
3) Taxi services are available and can be found at ARRIVALS, ground floor, exit 5.
Fixed fare from airport to Milan is € 55.

BERGAMO ORIO AL SERIO AIRPORT:

Bergamo Orio al Serio airport is 50 km from the city centre and well connected with Milan. The journey takes approximately an hour.
Several services provide connections between this airport and the center of town:
1) Shuttle bus services to/from the Central Railway Station, operated by several bus lines, are available to connect the air terminal to the Central Station in about one hour. Bus runs every 15 or 30 minutes, depending on the time of day. Tickets available on board. More information on bus lines and time table here.
2) The taxi stands can be found outside Arrivals.

Milano is a strategic railway hub and international trains arrive daily to Milan (Central Railway Station). The main railway station in Milan is Milano Centrale (Central Railway Station). More information on trains in Italy can be found at the following websites: www.trenitalia.it and www.italotreno.it/en.
Once you reach the Central Station, you will find many different connections to other areas. Two underground lines cross at the Central Station, the Metro Line 2 Green and the Metro Line 3 Yellow. By underground you can also reach the other railway stations in Milan (Cadorna, Rogoredo, Garibaldi, and Lambrate).
Several different buses and trams connect the railway station to the various parts of town.


TRAVEL TO THE UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Public transportation in the city is very good. Information about tickets and complete routes can be found on the Official ATM - Azienda Trasporti Milanesi website that operates within the metropolitan area, comprising of a 4 metro/subway lines, bus and tram network.

The Università Cattolica is easily accessible by public transportation (Metro and Bus):
- subway station Cadorna (Metro Line 1 Red or Metro Line 2 Green); or Sant'Ambrogio (Metro Line 2 Green);
- bus stop Cadorna (Line 50), Sant'Ambrogio (Line 58) or De Amicis/Carducci (Line 94);
- tram stop in Corso Magenta (Line 19, 20 or 16).
For most lines servicing the city center, you won't need to wait more than 10 minutes.
The tariff for ordinary ticket is 2 euros for 90 minutes of validity. Other available options are: the daily ticket, the 3-days ticket, the ten-trip carnet ticket, weekly travel cards. Tickets can be bought (1) at authorized outlets (bars, tobacconists, stationers, newspaper stands), (2) at all underground stations from ticket machines (accepting coins, banknotes and debit/credit cards). You can travel on the metro by paying easily, fast and safe directly at the ticket gate with Mastercard, Visa, Maestro and VPay contactless cards.

BY TAXI:

You can book a taxi through the city’s official taxi service, Milano in Taxi:
• On the Milano in Taxi app
• By calling 02 7777 (free)
• On http://www.taxi.comune.milano.it/

BY BikeMI:

If you enjoy riding a bike, you can subscribe to BikeMI, Milan's bike sharing easy, practical and ecological service.

Accommodations

The Organizing Committee invites all participants to arrange as soon as possible their own accommodation. Milan offers the best solutions in terms of availability of different kinds of accommodation.

Information about hotels/apartments in Milano can be found here on: www.booking.com; www.airbnb.com; https://it.italianway.house/
There are also many B&Bs in Milano, click here for an overview.
For information about hostels, click here and here.

To have some idea about the different areas in Milan more convenient for the conference venue, you can use the following tips:

Areas in walking distance and near the conference venue:

• Historic places of Milan: around Corso Magenta and Sant’Ambrogio, San Vittore, Castello sforzesco e Parco Sempione, San Lorenzo, Conca del Naviglio and Corso di Porta Genova.

- Sant’Ambrogio subway Station M2 (4 minutes to/from the Università Cattolica), Cadorna subway Station M1 (6 minutes to/from the Università Cattolica), Cairoli subway Station M1 (10 minutes to/from the Università Cattolica).

Areas by public transportation:

• Milan’s Nightlife: Navigli area and Porta Genova station
- accessible by metro with green line (Porta Genova subway Station M2: 8 minutes by metro to/from Università Cattolica).

• Milan’s center, financial area and shopping area: Duomo, Missori, Porta Venezia, Porta Romana.

- accessible by metro with red/yellow line (Duomo subway Station M1: 12 minutes by metro to/from the Università Cattolica).
- accessible by metro with yellow line (Missori subway Station M3: 16 minutes by metro to/from the Università Cattolica).
- accessible by metro with red line (Cordusio subway Station M1: 10 minutes by metro to/from the Università Cattolica).
- accessible by metro with red line (Porta Venezia subway Station M1: 12 minutes by metro to/from the Università Cattolica).
- accessible by metro with yellow line (Porta Romana subway Station M3: 19 minutes by metro to/from the Università Cattolica).

• Milan’s artist districts: Brera and San Marco, Garibaldi, Isola
- accessible by metro with green line (Lanza subway Station M2: 9 minutes by metro to/from the Università Cattolica).
- accessible by metro with green line (Moscova subway Station M2: 13 minutes by metro to/from the Università Cattolica).
- accessible by metro with green/purple line (Garibaldi subway Station M2: 12 minutes by metro to/from the Università Cattolica).
- accessible by metro with purple line (Isola subway Station M4: 22 minutes by metro to/from the Università Cattolica).

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
  Subway Stations around the Università Cattolica

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