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Discovering Milan

Welcome to Milan!

Milan is a flourishing city, in continuous evolution, with a cosmopolitan flavour, and an open-minded and multicultural atmosphere. Milan holds important attractions like the Duomo Cathedral, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Chiesa Santa Maria Delle Grazie, the Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper painting and the acclaimed La Scala Opera House.

Near to the conference venue you will be able to visit the up-and-coming neighbourhoods of Isola and NoLo (North of Loreto). Those neighbourhoods offer a wide range of possibilities for eating, drinking, and listening to live music. Walking distance from the conference building, the Arcimboldi Theatre and the contemporary art centre Pirelli Hangar Bicocca (location of the conference reception) offer interesting entertainment activities.

For those interested in visiting Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper painting, booking should be done in advance as availability is limited. The official booking website is:

Anyone interested can purchase a cumulative subscription which allows free entry to 230 museums in Lombardy and Valle d’Aosta and reduced fares on temporary exhibitions. The subscription is valid for 1 year and costs 45€. Senior, young and junior reduced fares are also available (see here). The subscription can be purchased online (Italian only) or offline.

For more information about Milan, we suggest visiting the Tourist Office website, the Lombardy region tourist website and the Milan Municipality information about Museums and Exibition spaces.

Milan is also very well connected to stunning holiday locations, e.g., the relaxing Lake Como (50 km) and Lake Maggiore (60 km, see also lakes near Milan), the enchanting Alps (100 km), the stunning cities of Bergamo and Brescia (awarded with the title 2023 Italian capitals of culture) and the Mediterranean sea-side (150 km), with Genova (and its internationally famous aquarium) and le cinque terre.