Venue, Travel, and Accommodation
Milan is one of the the biggest city of Northern Italy, located in the plains of Lombardia. It is known as one of the world capitals of design and fashion, and one of the major financial and business centres in the world. The city is the seat of the Italian Stock Exchange (Borsa Italiana) named “Piazza Affari” and its hinterland is an avant-garde industrial area. The city hosted the World Exposition in 1906 and will host the Universal Expo in 2015. Milan is also a city with many important museums and wonderful monuments, such as Duomo, Castello Sforzesco, the Brera Museum and the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie (which displays Leonardo’s Last Supper). Being a fashion capital, Milan is a lively city, with several pubs, discos and nightclubs, mostly located in the area around Brera or Navigli.
- Milan tourism portal (http://www.turismo.comune.milano.it)
- Duomo (http://www.duomomilano.it/)
- Brera Museum (http://www.brera.beniculturali.it/HomePage)
- Leonardo’s Last Supper ( http://www.cenacolovinciano.org)
- “La Scala” Theatre (http://www.teatroallascala.org/)
- Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia (http://www.museoscienza.org/)
About the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan was founded by Father Agostino Gemelli in 1921. It is the biggest private university in Italy with 8 Faculties (Humanities, Foreign Languages and Literature, Law, Education Sciences, Political Sciences, Psychology, Economy, Banking Finance and Insurance Sciences). Since 1932, the main site of the Milan campus is the Monastery of Saint Ambrose Abbey. The campus offers a complete range of services, all of which share a common goal of meeting the needs of a large international student population.