ERF general information and programme

City of Milan


"Tutt el mond a l'è paes, a semm d'accòrd, ma Milan, l'è on gran Milan"

(G. D'Anzi)



With a population of about 1.3 million, Milan is the capital of Lombardy and is located in the Po Valley, close to the Alps and with Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano to the North.

Milan is the Italian economic and finance center, with the headquarters of the Stock Exchange and of many of the most important Italian industrial and financial institutions.

It is also the capital city of Italian fashion and design, hosting many of the main Italian fashion houses and international design fairs, including Milan Fashion Week and “Salone del Mobile” (Milan Furniture Fair).

Several world famous cultural institutions are located in Milan an none more famous than Teatro alla Scala, the temple of lyric opera, as well as prose theatres such as the “Piccolo Teatro” founded by Giorgio Strehler.

The city offers to visitors the possibility to admire a wide range of monuments, museums and buildings reflecting two thousands years of history and culture, from Roman vestiges to contemporary architectural masterpieces.



Politecnico di Milano – Bovisa Campus


Founded in 1863, Politecnico di Milano is the largest school of Architecture, 

As you are likely to land in Malpensa, Linate or Orio al Serio airport, you can plan how to reach Milan following these suggestions.

Unfortunately there will be no Meet and Greet, but we’re sure that if you keep these

instructions ready at hand it won’t be hard to reach us.



Directions to Bovisa Campus

If you land at Linate Airport:

Air Bus to Centrale Railway Station:

Bus no. 73 to Piazza San Babila:


If you land at Malpensa Airport:

Malpensa Express Train to Cadorna Railway Station:

Malpensa Shuttle to Centrale Railway Station:


If you land at Orio al Serio Airport:

Terravision Bus to Centrale Railway Station:

Orio shuttle to Centrale Railway Station:


Bovisa Campus

From the city center, get to one of the following subway stations: Porta Venezia (Red line), Repubblica (Yellow line) or Garibaldi (Green line), take the suburban railway called “Passante ferroviario” and get off at Bovisa station.


Alternatively after reaching the Cadorna subway stop (Green or Red lines), from the subway station go to  railway station above, board any train leaving from the station (except Malpensa Express) and get off at Bovisa station.



Exit Bovisa railway station, turn right to reach the Engineering Campus (Via La Masa 34).