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Universita Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore

#103 of 734 things to do in Milan
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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 July 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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!!

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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The Navigli is part of historic Milan. In the ancient days, the entire city was linked with canals, similar to Venice. Today, most of the canals are gone, but the Navigli remains a canal-based neighborhood. There are two major canals: Naviglio Pavese and Naviglio Grande. The Naviglio Grande's bridges greet visitors at dusk with an amazing view. The Navigli district specializes in clubs, cafes, and vintage shops. Lifestyle reigns supreme here. You can start the walk from the Colonne di San Lorenzo, an antique colonnade in front of the Basilica di San Lorenzo. During the daytime, this place acts as a meeting point for artists and students reading books or chatting with friends; the nights turn it into a stepping-stone for club hoppers. Science lovers will also relish the opportunity to visit the Science and Technology National Museum Leonardo Da Vinci, showcasing inventions of the Italian genius.
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