4. Abbiategrasso, Chiesa Rossa

An area particularly appreciated by artists and students and well connected to the centre of Milan. From the white towers of Gratosoglio, which are an icon of 1960s Milan, you can reach the Parco Agricolo Sud Milano, an oasis of peace and serenity.

Key Details

What to expect

A residential area for young people and families, which coexists with rural realities, cultivated fields and irrigation canals


It is meant for those who want to live in a liveable environment amid historical and ethnic shops, bars and wine houses, close to the pristine nature of the Parco Agricolo Sud Milano

What not to expect

Monumental spaces, historical palaces and the energy of urban living

Real estate market

The properties in this area embraces different historical periods; however, big working-class apartment buildings prevail

You are going to fall in love with

Folk festivals and neon lights installations by Dan Flavin


Residential area, suburbs, Naviglio Pavese, working-class area, multiethnicity, ex factories, Parco Agricolo Sud, countryside, green spaces, upgrading, social regeneration, organizations, cooperatives, neighborhood stores, big malls, Old Milan, farmsteads, young people, pedestrian and cycle paths

Commute times

Duomo: 20 min. by car, 35 min. by public transportation
Castello Sforzesco: 20 min. by car, 30 min. by public transportation
Cadorna Station: 25 min. by car, 30 min. by public transportation
Central Station: 30 min. by car, 40 min. by public transportation
Milano Malpensa: 50 min. by car, 1h 40min. by public transportation
Milano Linate: 20 min. by car, 1h 10 min. by public transportation


Closest underground lines
Line 2 (Abbiategrasso Stop)

Surface Transport
Well connected with both trams and buses. There’s also a shuttle which takes you from the underground to the Humanitas Hospital

Railroad Service
There are no stations, the closest one is the Porta Genova railway station

Highways and freeways
20 min from the A1, 30 min from the A4, 7 min from A7, 30 min from A8, 20 min from the East freeway, 10 min West freeway, 30 min North freeway




East: Ferrari street

West: Ascanio Sforza street, Chiesa Rossa street

North: Tibaldi avenue

South: Town of Rozzano

Neighborhood areas
3. Famagosta, Barona
18. Navigli
5. Ripamonti, Vigentino

A walk through the district

A peripheral area under recevelopment, between the city and the countryside, with a rural vocation and an important industrial past, where iconic working-class residential buildings have become part of Milan’s collective imagination.

What to expect

A lively area rich in history, immersed in the nature of Parco Agricolo Sud, which can be easily explored by bike. A neighbourhood which is rapidly upgrading itself thanks to the presence of young people, families and artists who actively participate in urban regeneration cultural projects.


This area is meant for young people and families looking to live in a place well connected to the historic center and the highway network. You will appreciate the multiethnic energy of its shops and taverns, and the numerous initiatives promoted by the community. You can also treat yourselves to a relaxing break and explore the surrounding countryside on two wheels.

What not to expect

This area is not meant for those who love nightlife and exclusing boutiques, however it offers many unexpected places to explore.

Real Estate market

The area offers farmsteads, buildings dating from the early XX century and working-class apartment buildings.

You are going to love…

You will love the big folk festivals and the many interesting initiatives that animate the local social calendar like the Lusiroeula, a night walk to observe fireflies taking place at the end of May.

Don’t miss the installation of neon lights which the American artist Dan Flavin set up in the Santa Maria Annunciata Church in Chiesa Rossa, where you can also see the San Giovannino sculpted by  Giacomo Manzù and enjoy classic music festivals.

Behind the corner

A strategic location for students going to IULM University, Bocconi University or the NABA-Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti. The Naviglio Grande with its lively nightlife is close by and you can also easiòly reach the Assago Forum, the Fiordaliso and Milanofiori shopping malls, and historical sites like the ancient Mirasole Abbey.

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