10. Cimiano

Located between Precotto, Sesto and the Lambro river, this area has the aspect of the peripheral districts of Milan, which originated particularly in the postwar period, where working-class apartment buildings coexist with little factories.

Key Details

What to expect

A multiethnic area with multiple souls and historical venues


An area meant for those who love living in a multiethnic dimension

What not to expect

Boutiques and glamourous venues

Real estate market

Working-class residential buildings and redevelopment of abandoned industrial sites

You are going to fall in love with

The Abbey of Santa Maria Rossa in Crescenzago, which was founded in 1140 and was part of a series of churches built by Lateran Canons in Milan (the “Bianca” in Casoretto and the “Nera” in Loreto, which no longer exists nowadays)


Serenity, green spaces, industrial desertion, council houses, detached houses, factories, plants, suburbs, Martesana, Lambro, Padova street, villages, multicultural area, transformations, redevelopments, organizations, Milan Riviera, council houses, Adriano district, foreign residents, Ciclofficina, cycle path

Commute times

Duomo: 27 min. by car, 32 min. by public transportation
Castello Sforzesco: 28 min. by car, 30 min. by public transportation
Cadorna Station: 30 min. by car, 29 min. by public transportation
Central Station: 16 min. by car, 23 min. by public transportation
Milano Malpensa: 44 min. by car, 1h 24min. by public transportation
Milano Linate: 9 min. by car, 45 min. by public transportation


Closest underground lines
Line 2 (Stops Cimiano, Crescenzago, Cascina Gobba)

Surface Transport
Well connected to both trams and buses

Railroad Service
Central Station

Highways and freeways
30 min from the A1, 16 min from the A4, 25 min from A7, 22 min from A8, 10 min from the East freeway, 10 min from West freeway, 10 min from North freeway


East: San Raffaele Hospital

West: Ponte Nuovo street, Stamira d’Ancona street

North: Parco Adriano, Town of Cologno Monzese and Sesto San Giovanni

South: Angelo Rizzoli street, Bra street, Palmanova street

Neighborhood areas
9. Udine, Lambrate
11. Precotto, Turro
22. Pasteur, Rovereto

A walk through the district

An area with an industrial vocation – thanks to the waters of the Lambro river and the Naviglio Martesana – with big working-class apartment buildings and historic villas.

What to expect

A lively area inhabited by foreigners and historic residents who, thanks to the numerous neighborhood committees, have activated a number of redevelopment projects. The recovery of the buildings and the improvement of the livability have made the neighborhood an ideal location for those looking for an affordable apartment.


This area is meant for those who love places with a history which tenaciously resists despite modernity. The multiethnic dimension represents a meeting opportunity for people and different cultures.

The Unexpected

Despite being a suburban area, the neighbourhood offers lots of unexpected artistic beauties, like the Liberty house close to Cascina Gobba. Moreover, the headerquarters of Guna pharmaceuticals was awarded as best industrial facade of Europe in 2008.

Real Estate market

The Crescenzago-Padua area has a residential urban fabric, often with shops on the ground floor, while in Cimiano-Palmanova district also has industrial sites often turned into commercial spaces.

The Crescenzago-Padua area has a residential urban fabric, often with shops on the ground floor, while in Cimiano-Palmanova district also has industrial sites often turned into commercial spaces.

You are going to love…

You will love Naviglio Martesana with its cycle path amid nature and the city, which starts in Trezzo sull’Adda and finishes at Melchiorre Gioia in Milan.

Behind the corner

The neighbourhood is a stone’s throw from Milano Due, a residential district in the municipality of Segrate which was built in the ‘70s on an land facing the Lambro river, an area full of fields and farmsteads as far as the eye can see.

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