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Universita Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore

#103 of 787 things to do in Milan
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Centro Storico
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Address: Largo Fra' Agostino Gemelli 1, 20123 Milan, Italy
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+39 02 72341

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I stumbled on to this by using the TripAdvisor App and just letting it "Point Me" towards the Museo della Scienza. I didn't have time to go in, but a tour around the outside... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2014
Roy W
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 14 November 2015

Sacro Cuore is the largest private university in Europe and, with nearly 40,000 students from all over the world, the largest Catholic University in the world. It's main campus is nestled in the middle of Milan, and has a range of buildings from ancient to brand-new. Some classrooms display ancient relics from ancient history on display. There are twelve faculties... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 5 September 2015

This is a lovely tranquil place to enjoy a quick stroll while in the area. Make sure to go into the inner courtyard. There are a couple of small local non-touristic cafés nearby, too.

Thank TheShis
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

I stumbled on to this by using the TripAdvisor App and just letting it "Point Me" towards the Museo della Scienza. I didn't have time to go in, but a tour around the outside showed great potential for a visit. I'll definitely go visit next time I'm in Milano.

1 Thank Roy W
robinsville, nj
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Situated in the former St. Ambrose Monastery, we literally stumbled upon it on our last morning in Milan and it was a great discovery. Inside, the main courtyard is a hub of activity, but if you walk through the gallery to the the right of the main entrance there's a smaller one that's probably as quiet as when it was... More 

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London UK
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Reviewed 25 January 2013

Its a very open place and a nice walk. The local cafes are very inviting. Also very easy to get to by tram

Thank aeagc
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Reviewed 4 January 2013

Really a beautiful day to visit this University ~ snowing and almost like it was out of a dream! What a great first look at Milan!!

Thank nurseparker
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Reviewed 19 November 2012

I'd recommend to step in: ancient kloster, nice atmosphere, you can see real life and Italian youth, professors. Right next to St. Ambrose Basilica.

Thank Hedin
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Reviewed 10 November 2012

in a wonderful and quite corner of the centre, it is a temple of the culture with its gardens and porchs. a place to visit

Thank Mario P
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

This university is located beside the Basilica of Saint Ambrogio in Milan. We happened upon it by accident and strolled through the interior cloisters observing students and enjoying the sunshine shining through the trees. A very pleasant spot. (Subway stop: San Ambrogio on the Green Line)

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Reviewed 4 September 2012

We entered in this university to visit the campus and we eventually stopped there to contemplate the cloisters and the students, thinking how lucky they are to study in such a beautiful place so rich in history!

1 Thank Vincent Z

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Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
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