Discovering the Romana district

Get to know the local attractions and immerse yourself in the Milanese life

Elegantly poised between tradition and contemporaneity, Romana is an attractive and popular residential neighbourhood, the centre of life for both young professionals and, thanks to the Bocconi campus, university students. Not to be missed is the Fondazione Prada, the cradle of culture and contemporary art; its eye-catching tower and the nearby Piazza Olivetti have become the heart of the South Milano urban regeneration project. 
Rotonda della Besana has a quietly evocative atmosphere, ideal for relaxing on the open-air lawn in the vicinity of the soothing thermal waters of QC Terme Milano and the beautiful Bagni Misteriosi Art Deco lido and cultural venue. 

Boutiques, restaurants, bars and clubs line the streets of this neighbourhood, the future home to the Milano-Cortina 2026 Olympic Village. The Winter Games aim to be the most sustainable and memorable ever, a source of inspiration to change the lives of future generations.

Università Bocconi

Bocconi University was founded in 1902 to contribute to the social and economic progress of Europe and the world. In the QS World University Ranking 2021, published by London-based QS, Bocconi’s worldwide performance ranks 16th in the Social Science and Management segment and 4th in the European performance.

Fondazione Prada

Conceived in 1993 by Miuccia Prada, owner of the famous fashion empire, the Fondazione is a museum space that promotes contemporary art and culture. Unveiled in 2015, it is the result of the transformation of a former distillery dating back to the 1910s.

Fondazione Prada tower

The Torre marks the completion of Fondazione’s permanent Milanese venue. The 60-metre-high exposed white concrete structure extends over nine floors, each of which offers an unprecedented perception of the internal environment. 

Rotonda della Besana

The actual "Rotonda" is the church that stands in the centre of the portico, dedicated to San Michele ai Nuovi Sepolcri. It is now deconsecrated and home to MUBA - Children's Museum of Milano, the perfect place for an open-air break on the surrounding lawn.

Explore the Romana district

How to get there, what to see, the piazzas frequented by the locals: discover the neighbourhood life.

YesMilano Restaurants

Find your favourite restaurants in this neighbourhood and reserve your table!