Host City: Milan, Italy

Milan, the capital of Lombardy, is Italy's economic and financial heart. Fashion, design, finance and media are the advanced sectors that drive its economy. Milan has eleven university centers with 44 faculties and 174,000 new students each year. This history in education and advanced research goes hand in hand with invention and innovation from the Romans to Leonardo da Vinci and Marconi and continues in recent years. The great Italian masters of the past have left their sign on the history of art, followed in the 20th century by internationally influential Futurists and Arte Povera group. Milan offers a total of 150 art galleries, 28 museums and 38 theatres.  Opera lovers will be able to enjoy performances at La Scala. Italian architecture is world-famous, from the Colosseum in Rome to the cathedrals of Florence and Milan, to the palaces along the canals of Venice. For more information about the city and what’s going on in Milan refer to the tourism official website

Host Institution: University of Milan

A leading institute in Italy and Europe for scientific productivity, the University of Milan is the largest university in the region, with approximately 64,000 students.

The University of Milan also possesses a remarkable artistic and cultural heritage that includes important historic buildings, inherited and acquired collections, archives, botanical gardens and the old Brera Observatory commissioned by Maria Teresa of Austria. The University’s departments are housed in important historic edifices in the centre of Milan and in modern buildings in the area known as Città Studi (the City of Studies). The University also has a Choir and its own Orchestra, which actively contributes to the cultural life of the city and receives international acknowledgements on an increasingly frequent basis.

The Workshop Venue: Sala Napoleonica di Palazzo Greppi Via S. Antonio, 12

 The 18th-century Palazzo Greppi designed by Giuseppe Piermarini who built the Scala Theatre in Milan. Palazzo Greppi commissioned by Count Antonio Greppi, banker and entrepreneur recently nobility, was among the first models of the Milanese neoclassicism. The staircase and the main floor rooms still retain the neoclassical decoration work of Giocondo Albertolli, Martin Knoller and Andrea Appiani.


Università degli Studi di Milano Statale

Via Celoria, 18, 20133 Milan, Italy

The Università degli Studi di Milano Statale is situated in Milan, Italy.

How to reach the Workshop Venue:

  • the underground line MM1 Red line get off at stop “Duomo”, walk  600 meters  
  • the underground line MM3 Yellow line get off at stop “Missori”, walk  450 meters 
  • the surface lines 60, 73  bus, get off at stop “L.go Augusto”, walk  500 meters
  • the surface line 12, 27, 24, 16 trolley (tram), get off at stop  Missori M3