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.
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).
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.
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.
Twice hourly, 30 min T – The ancient university and town on the river
Twice hourly, 1 hour T – The old town and the lake sightseeing from Brunate hill
Twice hourly, 1 hour T – The skyline of the old medieval town up hill
Hourly, 1.30 hour T – The cathedral, the tower, and the museum of lutherie
Hourly, 2 hours T – The renaissance palace of the Gonzaga Dukes and the Mantegna frescos
Hourly, 1 hour FT – The Roman Arena and the medieval town
Hourly, 1.30 hours FT – The buildings and villas by Palladium
Hourly, 2 hours FT – Giotto’s frescos in the Scrovegni chapel (booking required) and Galileo’s university
Hourly, 2.30 hours FT – Needless or impossible to say!
Hourly, 1.15 hours FT – The royal palace and the Mole Antonelliana
Hourly, 1 hour FT – The renaissance palaces of the Este Dukes
Hourly, 1.30 hours FT – The medieval square, the porches, and the oldest university in Europe
Hourly, 2 hours FT – Again, no words, just go!
Hourly, 3 hours FT – Caput mundi!