Western Milan is the part of the city that encompasses its only UNESCO World Heritage Site, which includes a famous painting. Other sights are a cemetery with - as the name reveals - monumental tombs, and the old fair centre where you might end up if you are visiting Milan on a business trip.

Milano Cadorna is the terminus for the Malpensa Express from Milano Malpensa Airport

Get in

Western Milan includes the key hub for the Trenord railway network, the   Milano Cadorna station.

The metropolitana is a convenient way to get to most points of interest in this area. Quite a few stops on the red line (Line 1) of the Metro are located in Western Milan. Line 2 brings you to Cadorna, not far from Sempione Park and Santa Maria delle Grazie.


The Museum of Science and Technology is located in a charming historic building


Santa Maria delle Grazie

Churches and other buildings


Arco della Pace


Corso Magenta

Streets, squares and areas

CityLife Area

This area (which is currently under construction - expected completion in 2015) will consist of residential and commercial buildings and skyscrapers and more than half of the area is devoted to parks. Part of this project will also be a Museum of Contemporary Art. A new metro stop (Tre Torri) on an extension of line M5 will connect this area to the city center.





In Western Milan you can find a dense concentration of mid range restaurants at   Via Ravizza. In a stretch of 200m there are over 30 different restaurants (Italian, South American, Chinese, Fusion and others) as well as pizzerias and take away places. The locals call the street Via Rapizza for this reason.



The inside of Certosa Garegnano






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