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 one, two, and three-room apartments. All apartments include a private bathroom, free wi-fi, TV, air conditioning, and a fully-equipped kitchenette. There is coin-operated laundry in the building.
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.
As the program officially starts on Wednesday, June 16, you must check in at Residence Zara on Tuesday the 15th or Monday the 14th. If you need to arrive on Sunday the 13th, please contact prof. Erspamer as soon as possible.
We will move to Siena on Wednesday, July 14.
In Siena students are housed at Il Refugio of the Collegio Santa Chiara, the collegiate residence of the University 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 in the historic center of the city—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, including a kitchenette, a computer room, a tea room, and the gardens. A washing machine and a dryer are available. Rooms at the Collegio have been booked from Wednesday, July 14, to Wednesday, August 18. If you need to leave on Thursday 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.