Milan and Siena 2023

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In Milan students stay at the Residence Zara, viale Zara 1, 20159 Milano, tel. +39 02 668 191. Google map of the area.

The Residence is 0.8 mile from the “Stazione Centrale,” the city’s main railway station, and two miles from Piazza del Duomo, the very center of the city. Students will share studio apartments. All apartments include a private bathroom, air conditioning, free wi-fi, a washer, and a fully-equipped kitchenette.

You must check in at Residence Zara on June 16, Friday. If you need or plan to arrive on Thursday the 15th, please contact prof. Erspamer as soon as possible.

Residence Zara is a ten-minute walk to the subway station Gioia, then a twenty-minute ride on the M2 green line to “Romolo” station and IULM University, where classes are held. Click here for maps that show how to get from Residence Zara to Goia and from Romolo to IULM.
For transportation to IULM and to other locations in the city we’ll provide you with an ATM (Azienda Trasporti Milanesi) monthly pass (click here for more information).

Students have access to IULM restaurant and cafeterias, open Monday through Friday but only for lunch. Use your prepaid card to lunch there..


In Trento students stay at the Hotel Hi, via Torre d’Augusto 25, 38122 Trento, tel. +39 046 152 6489. The hotel is near Buonconsiglio Castle, a ten-minute walk to the center of the city. All double rooms have a private bathroom, air conditioning, and free wi-fi.

More information about classroom locations and meals: TBA..


In Siena students are housed at Il Refugio, a historical residence in the heart of the city of Siena (Via del Refugio, 4 – 53100 Siena – tel. +39 0577 233 782). Click here to download a detailed map of Siena. The Refugio is very close to the Chiesa del Refugio, on the right edge of the map towards the bottom, below Porta Pìspini.

This ancient building is less than ten-minutes’ walk from Piazza del Campo. All double rooms have a private bathroom and free wi-fi connection. Students have access to the common areas of the Collegio and to the gardens. There is a museum on the ground floor, a gallery on the first floor, and a library on the third floor. Rooms at the Collegio have been booked from July 25 to August 18. If you need to leave on the 19th, please contact prof. Erspamer as soon as possible.

Classes are held in a university building nearby, the Presidio San Niccolò.

In Siena students will receive vouchers to be used in restaurants near the Refugio.

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