Milano

 

A lively city

Milan, the city selected for the 2015 EXPO, was the thirteenth most visited city in the world in 2014 and the New York Times named it the #1 place to go in 2015. It’s a city to explore and love, full of treasures and a lively night life. Of ancient roman origin, Milan has always been an interesting and vibrant city: it was one of the most glorious towns during the Middle Ages, and the home of most spectacular Italian courts during the Renaissance. Leonardo da Vinci arrived in Milan from Florence looking for a job and ended up staying for a long time, as well as many others did after him. Milan has a considerable part of the Italian cultural heritage and is one of the major art cities. Countless works of art are housed in Milan, and almost all can be reached on foot or by tube from the conference center.

Milan, the largest city of Northern Italy

Touristic information can be found on the page of the official touristic office, where an interesting guide quickly help the visitor to get an idea of the wealth of resources the city might offer.

AIM Tour Options

Follow THIS LINK for optional tours organized by AIM (EMB have no involvement with AIM and the attendee will book and pay directly to them).

36 Hours – The New York Times – What to Do in Milan

By INGRID K. WILLIAMS
The new energy coursing through the city can be enjoyed even before this year’s World Expo.

NYT36h

EXPO 2015

Expo Milano 2015 is a non-commercial Universal Exposition with some very unique and innovative features. The theme of Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life is of sure interest also for the biomedical engineering community. Open from May 1 to October 31, 2015, the Expo will host over 130 participants. Running for 184 days, this giant exhibition site, covering one million square meters, is expected to welcome over 20 million visitors.

EXPO Milano 2015

 

Other Visits – Worthy Nearby Places

Some beauties you may reach by train (T) or fast train (FT). Approximate time and frequency is given. Browse Trenitalia for timetable. Choose “Freccia Rossa” for FT or other for T.

 

Pavia

Twice hourly, 30 min T – The ancient university and town on the river

Pavia

Como

Twice hourly, 1 hour T – The old town and the lake sightseeing from Brunate hill

Como

Bergamo

Twice hourly, 1 hour T – The skyline of the old medieval town up hill

Bergamo

Cremona

Hourly, 1.30 hour T – The cathedral, the tower, and the museum of lutherie

Cremona

Mantua

Hourly, 2 hours T – The renaissance palace of the Gonzaga Dukes and the Mantegna frescos

Mantua

Verona

Hourly, 1 hour FT – The Roman Arena and the medieval town

Verona

Vicenza

Hourly, 1.30 hours FT – The buildings and villas by Palladium

Vicenza

Padua

Hourly, 2 hours FT – Giotto’s frescos in the Scrovegni chapel (booking required) and Galileo’s university

Padua

Venice

Hourly, 2.30 hours FT – Needless or impossible to say!

Venice

Turin

Hourly, 1.15 hours FT – The royal palace and the Mole Antonelliana

Turin

Parma

Hourly, 1 hour FT – The renaissance palaces of the Este Dukes

Parma

Bologna

Hourly, 1.30 hours FT – The medieval square, the porches, and the oldest university in Europe

Bologna

Florence

Hourly, 2 hours FT – Again, no words, just go!

Florence

Rome

Hourly, 3 hours FT – Caput mundi!

Rome