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Living in Ticinese


One of the most popular and historic neighbourhoods of Milan is Porta Ticinese, located at the end of Via Torino, one of the shopping streets of Milan and the beginning of the Navigli channels.

This district was named after the Porta Ticinese, one of the many gates of Milan's old town wall. The gates have been restored and designed in a neoclassical style and are located at a famous place in Milan: Piazza XXIV Maggio. This area is very popular, especially on warm evenings when people meet for drinks in the local bars.

Piazza Vetra, a small park with a long and turbulent history, is situated behind the Basilica of San Lorenzo. Now it is much calmer and safer here - it is the meeting point for students and dog sitters. For those looking for a furnished accommodation, Ticino is the perfect area when wanting to live in the heart of the city without having groups of drunk people under their window.



The Porta Ticinese Corso is connected to the tram line 3, which comes from the cathedral. On the west and east side, trams 2 and 14 go to Porta Genova and tram line 15 goes to Porta Ludovica.

The entire area is covered by bus line 94 horizontally.



The area is a convenient location from which you can reach some of Milan's leading universities in a few walking minutes or by cycling. Thanks to the good connection, you can also reach the other universities very easily from here.

University of Luigi Bocconi
The University of Bocconi is one of Milan's most important academic institutions for management, business and marketing and is located at the eastern end of the neighborhood.

University of Milan
It is located in a beautiful old building near Missori. The University of Milan is therefore easily accessible for those who live in the eastern part of Ticino.

Catholic University of Milan
The Catholic University of Milan is one of the oldest and most prestigious private universities in Milan and Italy. It is close to the Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, the patron saint of Milan. It is very easy to reach for students who live in the western part of Porta Ticinese, while others can easily reach the university by the bus line 94.

The IULM is the reference institution for linguistics and communication. You get there by simply walking along the Naviglio Pavese.


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