Walking around Città Studi is very nice, because it is a vital and unique neighborhood, where life flows with simplicity, and it is easy to find particular places. The city planning here has been thought at the beginning of the twentieth century in order to create an area able to host university buildings and flats among masted streets. Indeed, here, shops and restaurants are well organized. Especially in autumn and spring, is extraordinary to go around monumental trees and high quality architectures.

Massimo De Carlo Gallery

In order to have a look at this area richness, it is worth starting the tour from Massimo De Carlo Gallery, which recently inaugurated its new headquarters in an apartment of the Villa Corbellini Wassermann in Viale Lombardia, built in the early 30's by Portaluppi with the most precious polychrome marbles.

San Luca Evangelista Church

Then going to Vallazze street up to Porpora street, you will come across one of Gio Ponti’s churches, with the front covered by its typical diamond tiles.

Leonardo Square

From Ampère street going towards a southerly direction, you arrive at the center of Città Studi, in Leonardo square: the square of the Polytechnic University. The University is split into several buildings designed in a stratified way by the most important Milano architects over time, including of course Gio Ponti.

House of Students

From there, turning towards Ascoli street, you will come across the student house (Institute for the right to study) realized by Azimonti, coeval of the Villa Corbellini-Wassermann. The structure consists of five floors, has a gym and several study rooms and it is the historic residence of Milano students.

Università degli Studi and Aureonautics Building

Instead, if you prefer to walk among the small villas of the scientific faculties of the Statale University, towards the ellipse of Gorini Square (Agriculture or Mathematics), it is worthwhile finally to look out in Gastone Novelli Square to watch the friezes of the Aeronautics Building designed between 1938 and 1941 by Luigi Lorenzo Secchi.

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